Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
by the United States Army to
defend the frontier against
the Indians. A mail station on
the Butterfield Overland Stage
Line 1858-1861. Abandoned as a
military post May 23, 1878
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 2009.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 33° 12.903′ N, 98° 9.542′ W. Marker is in Jacksboro, Texas, in Jack County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 281), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 South Main Street, 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); Butterfield Stage Line (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 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 . . . Fort Richardson - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
Categories. • Forts or Castles • Wars, US Indian •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.