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Near Perry in Falls County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Indian Battlefield

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, June 10, 2015
1. Indian Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  At this site, near the pioneer home of George Morgan, a battle took place, January 16, 1839, between settlers in this region and Indians under Chief José María in which the colonists were defeated.

A treaty with these Indians made soon after brought comparative peace to this region.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2630.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 31° 23.909′ N, 96° 54.651′ W. Marker is near Perry, Texas, in Falls County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 6 and County Route 112, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 6. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riesel TX 76682, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Judge Albert G. and Harriet Elizabeth Grimes Perry (here, next to this marker); Hot Mineral Water
Location of Indian Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 10, 2015
2. Location of Indian Battlefield Marker
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Site of Bucksnort (approx. 8.7 miles away); Torrey's Trading Post No. 2 (approx. 10 miles away); Falls of the Brazos River (approx. 10.3 miles away); North Prairie School (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. José María, Anadarko chief, article in Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on June 24, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
2. The Morgan Massacre story in "Indian Depredations in Texas" at Internet Archive. The Morgan Massacre article story starts on page 361. (Submitted on June 28, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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