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

Robert E. (Bob) Martin

(1868 - 1911)

 

— Hansford County Sheriff —

 
Robert E. (Bob) Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Robert E. (Bob) Martin Marker
Inscription.  Killed while assisting United States marshal making arrest in boundary line dispute in the northwestern part of county.

Like many frontier sheriffs, he was a cowboy and farmer, chosen for office out of regard for his standing as a good citizen.

Came to Hansford, 1906. Bought a section of land. Eager to see area develop, he ran a livery stable. This provided for land prospectors from the north and east the only means of travel to seek out and buy property.

He married Sophia Snowden; had 10 children. Was sheriff from 1908 until his untimely death.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2367.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureLaw Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 36° 11.899′ N, 101° 11.541′ W. Marker is in Spearman, Texas, in Hansford County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwest Court Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Northwest Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spearman TX 79081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Robert E. (Bob) Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Robert E. (Bob) Martin Marker
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6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hansford County (a few steps from this marker); Spearman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brandt Building (about 800 feet away); Brick Streets of Spearman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Santa Fe Railroad Stationmaster's House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lindberghs Land at Spearman (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hansford Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Site of Hansford County Courthouse (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spearman.
 
Hansford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Hansford County Courthouse
Robert E. (Bob) Martin Marker is on the right side of sidewalk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Sep. 27, 2022