Near Abilene in Jones County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
St. Louis to San Francisco
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: Communications • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
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); Hardin-Simmons University Campus Triangle (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 Hardin-Simmons University Student Memorial (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). 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.)
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 665 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.