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

W. B. Anglin

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. W. B. Anglin Marker
Inscription.  A member, Company B, Frontier Battalion of Texas Rangers. Killed near here while trailing Comanche Indian raiding party on July 1, 1879. He was buried on the spot where he fell.

A native of Virginia, member of one of its first families, he joined rangers in 1875 at about age 25. Anglin was last man to be killed by Indians in central west Texas. He was known for his bravery, kindness, good humor and unceasing devotion to duty.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5664.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1890.
 
Location. 32° 0.748′ N, 102° 5.205′ W. Marker is in Midland, Texas, in Midland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North A Street and Lawson Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is just inside, and to the right of, the gate to Fairview Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midland TX 79705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairview Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Midland's First House
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By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); First Christian Church of Midland (approx. ¾ mile away); George Bush Family Home (approx. one mile away); George W. Bush Childhood Home (approx. one mile away); Midland National Bank (approx. one mile away); The Yucca Theatre (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of “The Staked Plains” (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midland.
 
W. B. Anglin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
3. W. B. Anglin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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