Refugio in Refugio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Woman rancher, horse trader, champion "cusser." Ranched NW of here. In Civil War Texas, Sally Scull (or Skull) freight wagons took cotton to Mexico to swap for guns, ammunition, medicine, coffee, shoes, clothing and other goods vital to the Confederacy. Dressed in trousers, Mrs. Scull bossed armed employees; was sure shot with the rifle carried on her saddle or the two pistols strapped to her waist. Of good family, she had children cared for in New Orleans school. Often visited them. Loved dancing. Yet during the war, did extremely hazardous "man's work".
Erected 1964 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4498.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • Women.
Location. 28° 17.792′ N, 97° 16.536′ W. Marker is in Refugio, Texas, in Refugio County. Marker is on Commerce Street when traveling east. Located at the front entrance to courthouse. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Empresario James Power (here, next to this marker); Refugio County (here, next to this marker); Refugio County Courthouses (here, next to this marker); King and his Men (a few steps from this marker); Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Amon B. King (within shouting distance of this marker); Irish Immigrants in Refugio (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Refugio City Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Refugio.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,414 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 29, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2021, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.