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Seminole in Gaines County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gaines County

 
 
Gaines County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
1. Gaines County Marker
Inscription.  
Created August 21, 1876
Organized October 24, 1905
Named for James Gaines
Born in Virginia in 1779
Established a ferry across
the Sabine River in 1819
A signer of the
Declaration of Independence
Member of the Congress
of the Republic.
Gold lured him to California,
where he died.
A country of cattle, oil and farming
Seminole, the county seat

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2095.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 24, 1909.
 
Location. 32° 43.102′ N, 102° 38.68′ W. Marker is in Seminole, Texas, in Gaines County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 385) and SE Avenue B, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Main Street, Seminole TX 79360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gaines County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Dan Cobb (approx. half a mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Gaines County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Gaines County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
2. Gaines County Marker
Gaines County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
3. Gaines County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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