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North Richland Hills in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Alfred Madison Hightower

(January 8, 1824 - April 10, 1897)

 
 
Alfred Madison Hightower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, April 5, 2020
1. Alfred Madison Hightower Marker
Inscription.  Alfred M. Hightower came to Smithfield from Illinois with his family in 1858 and became a rancher. When the debate over secession arose, Hightower opposed it, but when the Civil War began, he sided with the South. As a mounted rifleman in the Confederate Army, Hightower fought in many battles, including Elkhorn Tavern (Pea Ridge) in Arkansas, one of the biggest battles west of the Mississippi. After the War, he relocated to Kansas during the 1870s, but returned here in 1880 and continued ranching until his death. Nearby Hightower Street is named in his honor.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 116.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 32° 52.097′ N, 97° 12.665′ W. Marker is in North Richland Hills, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from Smithfield Road north of Chapman Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at
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or near this postal address: 6704 Smithfield Road, North Richland Hills TX 76182, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eli Smith (a few steps from this marker); Veterans and First Responders Memorial flag pole (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smithfield Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Smithfield Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Smithfield Masonic Lodge No. 455 A.F. & A.M. (about 500 feet away); Smithfield Church of Christ (about 600 feet away); Florence School (approx. 2 miles away); Frontier Justice (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Richland Hills.
 
Alfred Madison Hightower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, April 5, 2020
2. Alfred Madison Hightower Marker
Alfred Madison Hightower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, April 5, 2020
3. Alfred Madison Hightower Marker
Alfred Madison Hightower image. Click for full size.
4. Alfred Madison Hightower
This photograph is part of the Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room Collection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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