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

Wheeler County

 
 
Wheeler County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Wheeler County Marker
Inscription.  
Formed from
Young and Bexar territories
Created August 21, 1876
Organized April 12, 1879
Named in honor of
Royal T. Wheeler
1810 – 1864
Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court of Texas, 1844-1858
Chief Justice, 1858-1864

County Seat, Mobeetie, 1879-1906
Wheeler, since

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 5779.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1879.
 
Location. 35° 26.678′ N, 100° 16.345′ W. Marker is in Wheeler, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is on South Alan L Bean Boulevard south of East Oklahoma Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeler TX 79096, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wheeler County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Wheeler County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker);
Wheeler County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Wheeler County Marker
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Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Millie Porter House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheeler Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Custer on the Sweetwater (approx. 3.2 miles away); Old Rock House (approx. 9.2 miles away); Rock School (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeler.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Oct. 5, 2022