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

Camp Cureton, C.S.A.

 
 
Camp Cureton, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
1. Camp Cureton, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription.  Strategically established during Civil War on defense line Red River to Rio Grande where Gainesville-Fort Belknap Road crossed west fork Trinity River about 10 miles south, 4 miles east of Archer City. Texas Frontier Regiment patrolled area frequently to check Comanche raids. Poorly fed, lacking horses and ammunition, these rugged Confederates more effectively curbed Indians than U.S. had, protected supply trains, guarded against Union action. Named for Capt. Jack Cureton, Camp Commander, veteran Mexican, Indian Wars.

A Memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy.
 
Erected 1963 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 659.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 33° 35.71′ N, 98° 37.532′ W. Marker is in Archer City, Texas, in Archer County. Marker is on South Center Street (State Highway 79), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Center Street, Archer City TX 76351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured
Camp Cureton, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
2. Camp Cureton, C.S.A. Marker
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as the crow flies. Sheriff E. Harrison Ikard (here, next to this marker); A Jesse James Hideout (here, next to this marker); Archer County Discovery Well (here, next to this marker); Archer County Jail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Archer County Copper Mines (approx. 5.9 miles away); Archer County (approx. 5.9 miles away); Extinct Town of Anarene (approx. 8 miles away); In Vicinity of French Trading Area (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Archer City.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Cureton - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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Jun. 28, 2022