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Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Butterfield Stage Line

 
 
Butterfield Stage Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 15, 2018
1. Butterfield Stage Line Marker
Inscription.  
Here ran the Southern Overland
Mail Line connecting St. Louis and
San Francisco with semi-weekly
stage and mail service, 1858-1861
The length of the route, 2,795
miles, and the superior service
maintained made this a pioneer
enterprise of first magnitude

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 588.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists.
 
Location. 33° 12.905′ N, 98° 9.557′ W. Marker is in Jacksboro, Texas, in Jack County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 281) and Hull Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 S Main St, Jacksboro TX 76458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Gulf, Texas & Western Railroad Depot (a few steps from this marker); Fort Richardson
Butterfield Stage Line Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 15, 2018
2. Butterfield Stage Line Marker Area
(within shouting distance of this marker); G. D. Cross (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sewell Park (about 700 feet away); Old Hess Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Jack County (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Jack County Courthouse Cornerstone (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksboro.
 
Also see . . .  Butterfield Overland Mail. from the Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on June 25, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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