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

Frank Willis, Sr.

(January 23, 1842 – August 5, 1894)

 
 
Frank Willis, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Frank Willis, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  First judge of the 35th District, then comprising entire Panhandle. Born in Indiana, he came to Texas in search of new horizons.

As judge, from 1881 to 1890, his honesty, keen wit, and ample figure inspired many anecdotes. His two sons, Newton and Frank, Jr., also became judges.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2050.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 35° 30.619′ N, 100° 26.552′ W. Marker is in Mobeetie, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker can be reached from Dickerson Street, half a mile south of Texas Highway 152, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at flagpole in front of old jail in Old Mobeetie. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mobeetie TX 79061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple Lea Houston (here, next to this marker); Captain G. W. Arrington (here, next to this marker); Emanuel Dubbs (here, next to this marker); Fort Elliot Flagpole
Frank Willis, Sr. Marker <i>on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Frank Willis, Sr. Marker on the right
Temple Lea Houston Marker is on the left.
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(here, next to this marker); Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mobeetie (approx. half a mile away); Mobeetie Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Fort Elliott (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobeetie.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Oct. 7, 2022