Near Moscow in Polk County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895)
Near Boyhood Home of
Notorious outlaw who killed over 30 men. Son of a Methodist minister. "Wes" was an ardent southerner. His resistance to Union occupation troops made him a hero and set him on his lawless career. He always claimed he shot only in self defense. He was killed in El Paso, 1895.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10395.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 30° 54.682′ N, 94° 53.607′ W. Marker is near Moscow, Texas, in Polk County. Marker is on Parrott Road (Farm to Market Road 350), on the right when traveling west. The marker is 4 miles west of Moscow in front of the Holhousen-Darby Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moscow TX 75960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. E.C. Matthews Home (approx. 3.9 miles away); Moscow Male and Female Academy (approx. 3.9 miles away); Moscow (approx. 4 miles away); First Baptist Church Texas Statesman William Pettus Hobby (approx. 4 miles away); Town of Corrigan (approx. 7.2 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 7˝ miles away); Greenfield Cemetery (approx. 13.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moscow.
Also see . . . John Wesley Hardin. A Find-A Grave posting giving a biography and displaying photos of him as well as his gravesite. (Submitted on September 15, 2010.)
Additional keywords. Outlaws & Renegades
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 218 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.