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

William Owen Davis

(February 26, 1847 - December 5, 1941)

 
 
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Photographed By Jack Frye - FtWorth 12/10/21
1. William Owen Davis Marker
Inscription.  Georgia native W. O. Davis served in the Confederate Army and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1870. He moved to Texas, settling in Gainesville, and was soon involved in local politics and civic life. In a long public service career, Davis served on the school board, as a city alderman, and was a state senator from 1882 to 1885. He later was Mayor of Gainesville at age 81. A prominent Cooke County attorney, Davis argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Recorded - 1997

 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5843.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 33° 37.845′ N, 97° 7.526′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Texas, in Cooke County. Marker can be reached from Fair Avenue south of Elizabeth Street, on the left when traveling south. Located in Fairview Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 710 Fair Avenue, Gainesville TX 76240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F.M. Dougherty (a few steps from this marker); Fairview Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Weldon Bailey (about 500 feet away); Butterfield Overland Stage Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Great Hanging at Gainesville, 1862 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Santa Fe Passenger Depot (approx. one mile away); Gainesville-Fort Sill Road (approx. one mile away); Saint Paul's Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Regarding William Owen Davis. His home at 505 S Denton Ave. in Gainesville, is a National Register property and subject of its own marker.
 
William Owen Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Frye - FtWorth 12/10/21
2. William Owen Davis Marker
William Owen Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Frye - FtWorth-12/10/21, December 10, 2021
3. William Owen Davis Marker
William Owen Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
From Texas Legislators: Past and Present
4. William Owen Davis Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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