Palmyra in Fluvanna County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
“Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-51.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 28, 1880.
Location. 37° 51.153′ N, 78° 16.28′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, Virginia, in Fluvanna County. Marker is on James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) ¼ mile north of Hayden Martin Road, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palmyra VA 22963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Millstones (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fluvanna County Confederate MemorialCommemorating (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Stone Jail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of L.O. Haden Office Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Former Palmyra General Store (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Central High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Former Clerk's Office (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmyra.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. John B. “Texas Jack” Omohundro
Also see . . .
1. The Texas Jack Association. (Submitted on September 22, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce - Texas Jack Rides Again. His fame lived on as he was immortalized in the ‘dime novels’ popular at the time. Eventually he fell into obscurity but he is remembered today both in Fluvanna, his home county, and by the Texas Jack Association. (Submitted on January 16, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,568 times since then and 80 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.