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Temple in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bird Creek Battlefield

 
 
Bird Creek Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 30, 2020
1. Bird Creek Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  
One half mile north to
Bird Creek Battlefield
Named in honor of

Captain John Bird

who lost his life here
May 26, 1839

With only 34 Texas Rangers
he met 240 Indians at this point,
and routed them.

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 409.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is May 26, 1839.
 
Location. 31° 6.242′ N, 97° 21.608′ W. Marker is in Temple, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on Frontage Road (Interstate 35) north of West Adams Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Temple TX 76504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Polk Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bird Creek Indian Battle (approx. 0.8 miles away); W. Goodrich Jones (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bernard Moore Temple (approx. one mile away); Cora Anderson Negro Hospital (approx. 1.1 miles away);
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Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church of Temple (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of 42nd Reunion of Hood's Texas Brigade (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Temple.
 
Bird Creek Battlefield Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 30, 2020
2. Bird Creek Battlefield Marker Area
Bird Creek Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 30, 2020
3. Bird Creek Battlefield Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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