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

Butterfield Trail

 
 
Butterfield Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2014
1. Butterfield Trail Marker
Inscription.  

U.S. Mail Route
St. Louis to San Francisco
Crossed Here
1858–1861
Marked by Woman’s Club of Anson

 
Erected by Woman's Club of Anson.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail series list.
 
Location. 32° 32.293′ N, 99° 46.046′ W. Marker is near Abilene, Texas, in Jones County. Marker is on US 83/277 Southbound Frontage Road 0.7 miles south of Private Road 314, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hardin-Simmons University (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Hardin-Simmons Bell (approx. 4.7 miles away); Albert G. Maroscher Memoriam (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fort Babe Shaw Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hardin-Simmons University Student Memorial
Butterfield Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2014
2. Butterfield Trail Marker
View to southwest in direction of route of the
Butterfield Overland Mail Line
(approx. 4.7 miles away); William G. and Shirley Swenson Home (approx. 5 miles away); Site of Old Headquarters of the Hashknife Ranch (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ackers - McMillan House (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .
1. Butterfield Overland Mail - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 17, 2014.)
2. Butterfield Overland Mail. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on October 17, 2014.) 
 
Rear View of Butterfield Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2014
3. Rear View of Butterfield Trail Marker
View to northeast in direction of route of the
Butterfield Overland Mail Line
View to North Along US 83/277 Frontage Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2014
4. View to North Along US 83/277 Frontage Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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