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Near Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sutton County

 
 
Sutton County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 11, 2018
1. Sutton County Marker
Inscription.  Has traces of culture at least 20,000 years old, occupied by Apache Indians up to founding of Fort Terrett, 1852. Anglo-Texan settlement began 1879 at Sonora, a trading post on San Antonio-El Paso Road.

Created April 1, 1887, from land then in Crockett County Organized November 4, 1890, with Sonora as the county seat.

Named in honor of John S. Sutton (1821-1862), a member of Santa Fe Expedition, Texas Ranger and Indian fighter, soldier in Mexican War and Colonel of Mounted Volunteers, who died of wounds received in Civil War Battle of Val Verde. 1936/1965
 
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 5156.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 1, 1887.
 
Location. 30° 34.187′ N, 100° 35.246′ W. Marker is near Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is on Loop State Highway 467, half a mile south of
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Interstate 10, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sonora TX 76950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Rock Schoolhouse (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Frisco Trailway (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sutton County Korea & Vietnam Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sutton County World War I and II Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Colonel John S. Sutton (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sutton County Jail (approx. 3.4 miles away); William Lee Miers (approx. 3.4 miles away); Albert R. Cauthorn (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally placed in 1936 and its bronze plaque was replaced in 1965.
 
Also see . . .  Sutton County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Sutton County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 11, 2018
2. Sutton County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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