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Near Bronte in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line

 
 
Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 29, 2019
1. Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line Marker
Inscription.  

One mile southeast to Fort Chadbourne, a station on the Butterfield Mail and Stage Line, which linked St. Louis and San Francisco, 1858-1861. The fort was established in 1852, occupied until its surrender to State forces in 1861, and garrisoned at times after the Civil War.
 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 4374.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 32° 2.744′ N, 100° 14.762′ W. Marker is near Bronte, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is on U.S. 277 1.6 miles north of Texas Highway 70, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bronte TX 76933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Chadbourne (here, next to this marker); Southern Overland Mail, 1858-1861 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Indian Rock Shelters (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth
Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
2. Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line Marker
The circular bronze medallion stating "Texas Highway Department 1936" was missing from the front of the marker in 2014.
(approx. 8.8 miles away); Valley Creek Station (approx. 10.4 miles away); Townsite of Marie (approx. 10˝ miles away); James Franklin Byrd (approx. 10.7 miles away); Hayrick (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Butterfield Overland Mail - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 13, 2014.)
2. Butterfield Overland Mail. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on October 13, 2014.) 
 
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Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 29, 2019
3. Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line Marker
This photo shows the marker at its new location and with a new bronze medallion.
Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 29, 2019
4. Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line Marker
The marker at its new location.
Marker at Picnic Area on West Side of US 277 (its previous location) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
5. Marker at Picnic Area on West Side of US 277 (its previous location)
View to Northeast Along US 277 (marker's previous location) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
6. View to Northeast Along US 277 (marker's previous location)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on December 1, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas.   2. submitted on October 13, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on October 13, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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