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

Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838

 
 
Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, July 30, 2014
1. Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838 Marker
Plaque at bottom reads "This marker was relocated to River Legacy Parks in 2003".
Inscription.  In the spring of 1838, Captains Robert Sloan and Nathaniel T. Journey led a group of about 90 northeast Texas frontiersmen on a punitive expedition against the Indians who had raided their homes in present-day Fannin County. The trail led them to the vicinity of present-day Euless and Arlington, where they attacked a small Indian village, killed several Indians, and recovered a few horses. The Sloan-Journey expedition is among the first known Anglo-American activities in what is now Tarrant County that helped to open north Texas to white settlement.

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This marker was relocated to River Legacy Parks in 2003.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4950.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 47.284′ N, 97° 5.975′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from River Leagcy Park Trail 0.2 miles west of North
Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, July 30, 2014
2. Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838 Marker
Collins Street (Farm to Market Road 157), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the hike & bike trail, near the West Fork Trinity River bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington TX 76011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Bird's Fort (here, next to this marker); Jesse Chisholm (a few steps from this marker); Calloway Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); P.A. Watson Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Euless School (approx. 3 miles away); Houston Hitching Block (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site of Arlington Downs Racetrack (approx. 3.3 miles away); Carver Dixon King (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
More about this marker. The marker was previously located at the intersection of Mosier Valley Rd & FM 157.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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