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

The Millie Porter House

 
 
The Millie Porter House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. The Millie Porter House Marker
Inscription.  Built 1914 by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Porter, pioneer settlers; Porter, an ex-cowboy, ranched near here after marrying Millie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jones, 1886 settlers in Mobeetie area.

Millie (1877-1957) as a child helped herd sheep; she attended Fort Worth University as a girl, University of Oklahoma at 70.

She wrote valuable histories: "Put Up or Shut Up" and "Memory Cups of Panhandle Pioneers." Mr. and Mrs. Porter had six children.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3384.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 35° 26.383′ N, 100° 16.391′ W. Marker is in Wheeler, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is on 9th Street east of South Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is under large trees on north side of house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 South Main Street, 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
The Millie Porter House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. The Millie Porter House Marker
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. Wheeler County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheeler County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheeler County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wheeler Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Custer on the Sweetwater (approx. 3½ miles away); Old Rock House (approx. 9.3 miles away); Rock School (approx. 9½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeler.
 
The Millie Porter House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. The Millie Porter House Marker
The Millie Porter House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
4. The Millie Porter House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Oct. 7, 2022