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

F.M. Dougherty

(February 13, 1826 - December 27, 1895)

 
 
F.M. Dougherty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Frye, December 10, 2021
1. F.M. Dougherty Marker
Inscription.  

Alabama native Francis Marion Dougherty came to Texas in the 1840s, moving to Gainesville in 1858. Following service in the Civil War, where he saw action in the Red River Campaign of western Louisiana, he returned to Cooke County and worked as a merchant. Elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1879 and again in 1881, he worked on a number of important issues, including fence law, county boundaries, agriculture and railroad development. He was also a Gainesville banker and businessman, leading the board of trade, which helped develop the county fair.
Recorded – 2003
 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15277.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCemeteries & Burial SitesRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 33° 37.841′ N, 97° 7.52′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Texas, in Cooke County. Marker is on South Rusk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 South Rusk, Gainesville TX 76240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Owen Davis (a few steps from this marker); Fairview Cemetery (about 400 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 F.M. Dougherty. the fifty-foot-tall obelisk may have been the Washington Monument representation in the Columbian Exposition at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. F.M. Dougherty's son, William, purchased this monument at some point in the late 1800s and placed it here.
 
F.M. Dougherty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Frye, December 10, 2021
2. F.M. Dougherty Marker
F.M. Dougherty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jack Frye, December 10, 2021
3. F.M. Dougherty 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 157 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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