Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Curfew by John J. Clinton
(1848 - 1922)
After saloon era passed, his practice became a commemoration.
Ireland-born Clinton was a Confederate soldier; later scout for U.S. Army, was wounded at “the fight for the water hole.” He was policeman at Dodge City, Kansas, then served Abilene until his death. Men respected him for his courage and integrity.
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4766.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Law Enforcement • War, US Civil.
Location. 32° 26.905′ N, 99° 44.017′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Texas & Pacific Railway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); Texas & Pacific Railroad Depot (about 400 feet away); Pine Street Shootout (about 500 feet away); The Hotel Grace (about 500 feet away); Abilene Reporter-News (about 600 feet away); Taylor County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Bankhead Highway (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
Also see . . . John J. Clinton - Findagrave.com Website. Includes obituary from 1922. (Submitted on December 18, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 18, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.