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

Fleming Oak

 
 
Fleming Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
1. Fleming Oak Marker
Inscription.  

Camped here in 1854 with his father, young Martin V. Fleming hid behind this tree and saved himself when hostile Indians rode through the grove. Years later paving contractors started to cut the oak, but were stopped by "Uncle Mart" with his gun.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1911.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 53.853′ N, 98° 36.285′ W. Marker is in Comanche, Texas, in Comanche County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue (U.S. 67/377) and Houston Street, on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue. Marker is next to the Fleming Oak in Bicentennial Park, at the southwest corner of the courthouse square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Central Avenue, Comanche TX 76442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Raid in Comanche (here, next to this marker); General Ashbel Smith, C.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Robert Thomas Hill
Fleming Oak and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
2. Fleming Oak and Marker
(here, next to this marker); Bicentennial Park (here, next to this marker); Old Cora Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Water on South Side of Square (a few steps from this marker); Calaboose and rock with irons (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comanche.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fleming Oak. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fleming Oak at Famous Trees of Texas. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Fleming Oak image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
3. Fleming Oak
Fleming Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, October 28, 2018
4. Fleming Oak Marker
The Fleming Oak and the Old Cora Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 4, 2020
5. The Fleming Oak and the Old Cora Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 5, 2018, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas.   5. submitted on October 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.
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