Melvin in McCulloch County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
1870s Cowboy-Indian Fight
Near here in 1874 or 1875, 18 Indians attacked W. B. Brown and two comrades, spooking one horse and capturing bedrolls and grub, but sparing the men, who thankfully escaped. In the 1870s, when they were being driven off the range, capture of supplies meant victory to the Indians.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Notable Events • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 31° 12.998′ N, 99° 35.821′ W. Marker is in Melvin, Texas, in McCulloch County. Marker is on U.S. 87, 0.1 miles east of Farm to Market Road 503, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melvin TX 76858, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swedish Free Mission Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lohn Cemetery (approx. 13.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,781 times since then and 204 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. 3. submitted on April 28, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.