Bigfoot in Frio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Here William Alexander A. Wallace
Known as Big Foot Wallace •
Defender of Texas and Texans •
As Soldier Ranger and Mail Rider,
He Protected the Advancing Frontier •
Died January 7, 1899
Erected by the State of Texas 1936
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 5818.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
Location. 29° 2.847′ N, 98° 52.003′ W. Marker is in Bigfoot, Texas, in Frio County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 472 and Farm to Market Road 462, on the right when traveling south on Highway 472. The marker is located in front of the Bigfoot Community Center and across the highway from the Bigfoot Wallace Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bigfoot TX 78005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Carvin Winters (approx. 1.9 miles away); Moore Family CemeteryStroud's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 6.7 miles away); Judge Thomas J. Devine (approx. 6.8 miles away); Sand Branch Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Devine (approx. 7 miles away); Devine Lodge, No. 590 (approx. 7.3 miles away); Devine Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Regarding Here William Alexander A. Wallace. In 1836, when he learned that a brother and a cousin had been shot down in the Goliad Massacre, he set out for Texas to "take pay out of the Mexicans." A good many years later he told John C. Duval that he believed the account had been squared. Source: The Handbook of Texas
Also see . . .
1. William Alexander Anderson Wallace [Bigfoot] (1817–1899). He drove a mail hack from San Antonio to El Paso and on one occasion, after losing his mules to Indians, walked to El Paso and ate twenty-seven eggs at the first Mexican house he came to-before going on to town for a full meal. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Bigfoot, Texas. They named the community, Bigfoot, for William A. A. (Bigfoot) Wallace, a resident (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.