Brady in McCulloch County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Indian and frontier hazards made growth slow and 20 years passed before buffalo were hunted off and ranches established.
Organized Aug. 4, 1876 with Brady, county seat. Became ranch, farm, recreation center.
Geographical center of Texas. Site of 1831 Calf Creek battle, where James Bowie, Alamo hero, and party defeated 100 Indians.
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3285.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 27, 1856.
Location. 31° 8.109′ N, 99° 20.132′ W. Marker is in Brady, Texas, in McCulloch County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of W. Main Street and N. Church Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brady TX 76825, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Ben McCulloch, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); McCulloch County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); McCulloch County Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Passenger Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Curtis Airfield (approx. 3 miles away); East Sweden Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Swedish Settlers (approx. 5.2 miles away); Onion Creek Indian Fight (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brady.
More about this marker. As stated on the marker medallion, the marker was restored and the inscription plate was replaced in 1965.
Also see . . . McCulloch County. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 14, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.