Borger in Hutchinson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Beale Wagon Road has been well documented and marked from Los Angeles through Arizona, New Mexico and the Indian territory of Oklahoma. The upper counties of the Texas panhandle were the connecting link that made this road possible to connect the east with the west and made migration easier and safer with an established road. Two earlier roads passed through Hutchinson County, the Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail blazed by Josiah Gregg in 1840 and
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17949.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #14 Franklin Pierce, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
Location. 35° 39.264′ N, 101° 24.321′ W. Marker is in Borger, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker is on Marcy Trail, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in front of gazebo near library and administration building, Frank Phillips Junior College. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 West Roosevelt, Borger TX 79007, 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. Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail (here, next to this marker); Site of John and Maggie Weatherly Half-Dugout Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Girl Scout Little House (approx. one mile away); First Methodist Church of Borger (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cable-tool drilling rig used by the Gulf Oil Corp. (approx. 1˝ miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 1˝ miles away); Borger 1929 Jail (approx. 1˝ miles away); Grand Hotel and Grand Hardware Building (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Borger.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.