Near Glen Rose in Somervell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Squaw Creek Indian Fight, 1864
Many of the 1848-1861 settlers on the Paluxy and Squaw Creek were away in the Confederate Army. Very young boys and elderly men joined defense forces. Some drew military duty for 10 days, were off 10 days to look after mills, cattle, horses and farms.
For safety, women dressed as men while their sons, husbands and fathers were away. At times 50 to 100 tents were used in hasty "forting up" of families.
During the war, Alex McCammant established county's first tannery, using cedar leaves in processing hides.
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5025.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • War, US Civil.
Location. 32° 16.888′ N, 97° 44.054′ W. Marker is near Glen Rose, Texas, in Somervell County. Marker is on State Highway 144 0.4 miles north of Farm to Market Road 200, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in a roadside park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Rose TX 76043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campbell Building (approx. 3.4 miles away); Somervell County Courthouse (approx. 3.4 miles away); Dinosaur Tracks (approx. 3˝ miles away); Somervell County Veterans (approx. 3˝ miles away); Somervell County (approx. 3˝ miles away); First National Bank (approx. 3˝ miles away); Comanche Peak (approx. 7.8 miles away); Grave of Elizabeth Crockett (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Rose.
More about this marker. Although this appears to be an Official Texas Historical Marker, it is not listed in the Texas Historical Commission's Atlas.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.