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

Butterfield Trail

 
 
Butterfield Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, September 4, 2011
1. Butterfield Trail Marker
Inscription.  

U.S. Mail Route
St. Louis to Los Angeles
1858 – 1861
Crossed at this point

Marked by
John Davis Chapter D.A.R.
1929

 
Erected 1929 by John Davis Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Daughters of the American Revolution series lists.
 
Location. 32° 27.557′ N, 99° 52.879′ W. Marker is in Tye, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is on I-20 Frontage Road (North) half a mile west of Farm to Market Road 707, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tye TX 79563, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Butterfield Mail and Stage Line (here, next to this marker); Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 4.2 miles away); 7th Bombardment Wing, Heavy (approx. 4.2
Butterfield Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 29, 2014
2. Butterfield Trail Marker
miles away); Lt. Col. William E. Dyess (approx. 4.4 miles away); 12th Armored Division at Camp Barkeley (approx. 4˝ miles away); 12th Armored Division Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away); Dyess Elementary School (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of Western Cattle Trail (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Butterfield Overland Mail - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 2, 2014.)
 
Butterfield Trail and Butterfield Mail and Stage Line Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 29, 2014
3. Butterfield Trail and Butterfield Mail and Stage Line Markers
View to the northeast
View to the east from I-20 Frontage Road (North) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 29, 2014
4. View to the east from I-20 Frontage Road (North)
View to the west from I-20 Frontage Road (North) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 29, 2014
5. View to the west from I-20 Frontage Road (North)
Butterfield Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, September 4, 2011
6. Butterfield Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 30, 2020.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   6. submitted on November 30, 2020.
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