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

Sutton County Courthouse

 
 
Sutton County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 22, 2018
1. Sutton County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  This building, site of all land transactions incident to development of county. Water well, a few feet from building, was first water here, where sheepmen watered their flocks, hence locating here as a home. Father of founder of the townsite killed father of one of West Texas' most prominent families on site of Courthouse over argument concerning watering sheep.
 
Erected 1962 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5157.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 30° 34.331′ N, 100° 38.621′ W. Marker was in Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker was on East Poplar Street, on the left when traveling east. Medallion is located next to the courthouse's south entrance. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 300 East Oak Street, Sonora TX 76950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Frisco Trailway (a few steps from this marker); Sutton County Korea & Vietnam Memorial
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Sutton County World War I and II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel John S. Sutton (within shouting distance of this marker); William Lee Miers (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert R. Cauthorn (within shouting distance of this marker); Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen (within shouting distance of this marker); Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
 
More about this marker. According to the Texas Historical Commission Atlas, this was originally a Medallion and Plate marker. However, only the medallion now remains. The accompanying plate is missing. The text used for this entry comes from the Texas Historical Commission Atlas.
 
Sutton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 22, 2018
2. Sutton County Courthouse
Sutton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 22, 2018
3. Sutton County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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