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

Captain G. W. Arrington

(1844 - 1923)

 
 
Captain G. W. Arrington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Captain G. W. Arrington Marker
Inscription.  Great peace officer of era of early settlement in Texas Panhandle. (During his term in office, lived near this site).

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: ExplorationLaw EnforcementSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
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
Captain G. W. Arrington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Captain G. W. Arrington Marker
. 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. 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 Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
 
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 305 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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