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Near Lampasas in Lampasas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle Branch

 
 
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Photographed By QuesterMark, December 1, 2013
1. Battle Branch Texas Historical Marker
Inscription.  This branch of Sulphur Creek was named for an event in the Horrell-Higgins Feud. On the morning of March 26, 1877, Tom and Mart Horrell were going to Lampasas to attend district court. En route, they were ambushed by gunmen hiding in the brush near this location. The Horrells returned fire and the attackers rode away. Mart took his wounded brother to a nearby residence and continued to town for help. He led a squad of Texas Rangers to the site, but officers never caught the attackers. Many believed a Higgins faction had set up the ambush. The feud would continue, with additional gunfighting, for several more months.
 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13134.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is March 26, 1877.
 
Location. 31° 3.079′ N, 98° 5.816′ W. Marker is near Lampasas, Texas, in Lampasas County. Marker is on U.S. 190, 0.2 miles east of County Route 86, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lampasas TX 76550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hughes' Springs (approx. 3.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cook Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lampasas County (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lampasas County Courthouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lampasas County, C.S.A. (approx. 4.9 miles away); Hanna Springs (approx. 4.9 miles away); First State Meeting of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lampasas.
 
Additional keywords. water topics, duels, shoot-outs
 
Battle Branch Marker vicinity image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, December 1, 2013
2. Battle Branch Marker vicinity
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,087 times since then and 110 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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