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The Dean of Texas Trail Drivers Oliver Loving (1812 - 1867)

 
 
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By Alan Stricklin, May 11, 2007
1. The Dean of Texas Trail Drivers Oliver Loving (1812 - 1867) Marker
Inscription.  Founder of three major cattle trails, Oliver Loving came from Kentucky to Texas in 1845 and to Parker County about 1855. During the Civil War (1861-65), he supplied beef to Confederate forces. With Charles Goodnight as partner on a drive to New Mexico, Loving scouted ahead of the cattle, was badly wounded by Indians, lay five days without food before his rescue, and died of gangrene on September 25, 1867. His dying wish was fulfilled when his son Joseph joined Goodnight to bring the body 600 miles by wagon for burial in this county. Recorded, 1977.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3850.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsCemeteries & Burial SitesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1839.
 
Location. 32° 45.806′ N, 97° 47.579′ W. Marker is in Weatherford, Texas, in Parker County. Marker can be reached from Front Street. Marker is in Greenwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weatherford TX 76085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Alan Stricklin, May 11, 2007
2. The Dean of Texas Trail Drivers Oliver Loving (1812 - 1867) Marker
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2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old City Greenwood Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parker County, C.S.A. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Parker County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Parker County Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Franco-Texan Land Company Building (approx. half a mile away); James Claude Wright House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chandor Gardens (approx. one mile away); Mount Pleasant Colored School (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weatherford.
 
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3. Oliver Loving
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by Alan Stricklin of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,503 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Alan Stricklin of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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