Montgomery in Montgomery County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Montgomery Town Goat
As time went on, the goat learned that if he went to the saloon, he would be given beer and food handouts. Other businesses around town would also give him handouts. It is said that after a handout, he would let his long beard be pulled. The billy goat seemed to realize his celebrity status and would station himself at the well, waiting for attention. Many times he would jump on top of the well door and wait for someone to arrive to draw water.
It is not known if the goat was ever given a name or exactly how long he stayed in Montgomery.
Erected by City of Montgomery.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 30° 23.467′ N, 95° 41.758′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Texas, in Montgomery CountyTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 College Street, Montgomery TX 77356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town of Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Bellinger Stewart (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); First State Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Davis Law Office (about 600 feet away); N. H. Davis Cottage (about 700 feet away); Lake Creek Settlement (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.