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

Mobeetie

 
 
Mobeetie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Mobeetie Marker
Inscription.  Oldest town in Texas Panhandle. Originally a trading post, 2 miles south, 1874; moved nearer to Fort Elliott, 1875. Earlier called Sweetwater, was renamed in 1879.

Courthouse was completed by Mark Huselby, first county tax assessor, and other citizens.

Popular with hunters, cowboys, gamblers - town in 1881 became judicial center of 35th District.

Temple Houston, son of the hero Sam Houston, was district attorney and the first state senator for this district.

After bypass by the Santa Fe Railroad (1888) and a destructive 1898 tornado, Mobeetie declined.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3426.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 35° 31.039′ N, 100° 26.501′ W. Marker is in Mobeetie, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 152 and Dickerson Street, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 152. 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
Mobeetie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Mobeetie Marker
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distance of this marker. Captain G. W. Arrington (approx. half a mile away); Frank Willis, Sr. (approx. half a mile away); Emanuel Dubbs (approx. half a mile away); Temple Lea Houston (approx. half a mile away); Fort Elliot Flagpole (approx. half a mile away); Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886 (approx. half a mile away); Site of Fort Elliott (approx. 0.9 miles away); Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Elliott (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobeetie.
 
Mobeetie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. Mobeetie Marker
View east on highway 152.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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