Near Bronte in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Forts or Castles • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists.
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 Indian Rock Shelters (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth (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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 32 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.