Mobeetie in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Captain G. W. Arrington
(1844 - 1923)
Born in Greensboro, Alabama. During the Civil War, 1861-1865, was one of most daring scouts in famous guerrilla command of Colonel John S. Mosby, in Virginia. After war, ventured to Mexico and Central America. Settled in Texas in 1867.
In Texas Rangers, 1875-1882, he had an outstanding record in Southwest Texas and Panhandle.
With courage and distinction, served 1882-1890 as sheriff of Wheeler, 14 attached counties.
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 713.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Law Enforcement • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 35° 30.619′ N, 100° 26.553′ 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 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. Frank Willis, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Emanuel Dubbs (here, next to this marker); Temple Lea Houston (here, next to this marker); Fort Elliot Flagpole (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.
Also see . . . John C. Orrick, Jr. / George W. Arrington in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.)
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 522 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.