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Cleburne in Johnson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of the Old City Spring

 
 
Site of the Old City Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 16, 2021
1. Site of the Old City Spring Marker
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Early-day watering spot for explorers, Confederate Camp Henderson, settlers. People came many miles to wash, haul water, visit. At a nickel a bucket, boys "toted" water to merchants. Brick-lined pool often was dipped dry, but spring always refilled it. First city well tapped source.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4847.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 20.83′ N, 97° 23.379′ W. Marker is in Cleburne, Texas, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Henderson Street (Business U.S. 67) and North Buffalo Street, on the right when traveling west on West Henderson Street. The marker is located along the Buffalo Creek. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 North Henderson Street, Cleburne TX 76033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Wagon Yards (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ensign Howard D. Crow (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Site of the Old City Spring Marker along Buffalo Creek image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 16, 2021
2. Site of the Old City Spring Marker along Buffalo Creek
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Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 36th Division - Texas National Guard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleburne Town Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Middleton T. Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleburne.
 
The view of the Site of the Old City Spring Marker along the creek image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 16, 2021
3. The view of the Site of the Old City Spring Marker along the creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Dec. 4, 2022