Floresville in Wilson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Capt. Will L. Wright
(February 10, 1868 - March 7, 1942)
— Texas Ranger and Sheriff —
Recorded - 1967
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5269.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
Location. 29° 7.574′ N, 98° 8.765′ W. Marker is in Floresville, Texas, in Wilson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Paloma Drive and 3rd Street (Loop State Highway 181). The marker is located in the northwest section of the Floresville City Cemetery near the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Floresville TX 78114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Charles Wilson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wilson CountyWilson County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Flores de Abrego Family and Floresville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wilson County Jail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Captain Will Wright (approx. 0.9 miles away); White House Café and Saloon (approx. one mile away); Floresville United Methodist Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Floresville.
Also see . . . Wright, William Lee (1868–1942).
Wright participated in the transition of the Texas Rangers from their horseback era in the early 1900s to the modern rangers of the Texas Department of Public Safety after 1935. Four rangers-the "Big Four"-had an enormous impact on this change: M. T. (Lone Wolf) Gonzaullas, F. A. (Frank) Hamer, Thomas R. Hickman, and Wright. Wright's belief that there should be less political interference and patronage in ranger affairs became one of the axioms of the new order. A talkative, bespectacled man who resembled Theodore Roosevelt, Wright took part in ranger operations in an intermittent way for nearly four decades. Source: The Handbook of(Submitted on February 18, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.