Hondo in Medina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas Ranger - Indian Fighter
Moore's family settled on Hondo Creek, west of Biry, in 1852. At the age of 12, he was involved in his first Indian fight. In a 25 year span, Moore was in 50 Indian "Scouts" and 7 battles. Often his group was led by famed Texas Ranger and Indian Fighter, Bigfoot Wallace.
West of Biry, some 250 yards down stream from the highway 173 crossing of Hondo Creek, was the old "Lon Moore" crossing, a well known landmark in those early times.
Erected 1995 by Medina County Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
Location. 29° 21.222′ N, 99° 8.015′ W. Marker is in Hondo, Texas, in Medina County. Marker is on Avenue D, 0.1 miles north of 15th Street, on the left when traveling north. The marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 Avenue D, Hondo TX 78861, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hondo Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Old Medina County Jail (approx. half a mile away); Stephen F. Austin Memorial Oak Tree (approx. half a mile away); Medina County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Fohn-Bless Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hondo (approx. 0.6 miles away); Leinweber Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Medina County War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hondo.
Also see . . .
1. Biry, TX. Texas State Historical Association - Handbook of Texas (Submitted on March 17, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Texas Rangers. Texas State Historical Association - Handbook of Texas (Submitted on March 17, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 17, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.