Near Archer City in Archer County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Created January 22, 1858
Organized July 27, 1880
Named in honor of
Dr. Branch Tanner Archer
Texas Commissioner to the
United States, 1835, Member of
Congress, Secretary of War
of the Republic of Texas.
First permanent settlement, 1874
First railroad, 1890
Archer City, the county seat
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 189.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 22, 1858.
Location. 33° 30.872′ N, 98° 39.57′ W. Marker is near Archer City, Texas, in Archer County. Marker is on State Highway 79, 0.3 miles north of Sam Cowan Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 as the crow flies. Extinct Town of Anarene (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sheriff E. Harrison Ikard Archer County Discovery Well (approx. 5.9 miles away); Camp Cureton, C.S.A. (approx. 5.9 miles away); A Jesse James Hideout (approx. 5.9 miles away); Archer County Jail (approx. 6 miles away); In Vicinity of French Trading Area (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Confluence of the Brazos, Trinity, and Red River Watersheds (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Archer City.
Also see . . . Archer County - 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 46 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.