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

Fred Rider Cotten

(1894-1974)

 
 
Fred Rider Cotten Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 26, 2021
1. Fred Rider Cotten Marker
Inscription.  Fred Rider Cotten was born to James Taylor and Sarah Ida (Rider) Cotten in Weatherford. In 1917, he completed a law degree at the Univ. of Texas. After returning to his hometown with his wife, Mary Virginia (Akard), and two children, Cotten ran the family furniture store, his swine farm, a funeral home, and Oakland Cemetery. In the 1930s, Cotten oversaw Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects such as the building of a new city hall and a major street renovation. He was, at one time or another, president of the Texas Swine Breeders, Texas Retail Furniture Dealers, Texas Funeral Directors, West Texas Historical, and Texas State Historical Associations, as well as the first president of the Parker County Historical Commission.
 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17010.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 45.689′ N, 97° 47.395′ W. Marker is in Weatherford, Texas, in Parker County. Marker can be reached from North Mill Street
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. Marker is located in Oakland Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weatherford TX 76086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gustavus Adolphus Holland (within shouting distance of this marker); James Robertson Couts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas C. Snailum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dean of Texas Trail Drivers Oliver Loving (1812 - 1867) (approx. ¼ mile away); Samuel Joseph Redgate (approx. ¼ mile away); Bose Ikard (approx. ¼ mile away); Old City Greenwood Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weatherford.
 
Also see . . .  Cotten, Fred Rider (1894–1974) - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on December 2, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Fred Rider Cotten Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 26, 2021
2. Fred Rider Cotten Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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