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

The Montgomery Town Goat

 
 
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By James Hulse, November 2, 2019
1. The Montgomery Town Goat Marker
Inscription.  On a hot, dusty day in 1906, a goat wandered into town-whether it belonged to someone or was on the loose, is not known for sure. The goat soon realized that if it hung around the town well long enough, some kind soul would haul up a bucket of water and give him a drink.

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 County
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By James Hulse, November 2, 2019
2. The Montgomery Town Goat and Marker
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. Marker is at the intersection of College Street and Liberty Street (Farm to Market Road 149), on the left when traveling east on College Street. The marker is located in front of the Montgomery Community Center by College Street. Touch 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 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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