Near Valera in Coleman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Richard A. Pauley
(March 26, 1882 - May 16, 1925)
He was widely respected as a true gentleman. Often he did not carry a gun, preferring to convince fugitives that the law would protect, not hurt, them.
He was shot by 2 stowaways while investigating a train car.
His wife Kate Dancer Pauley and son Russell survived him.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4258.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is March 26, 1882.
Location. 31° 44.262′ N, 99° 32.852′ W. Marker is near Valera, Texas, in Coleman County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 503, one mile south of U.S. 267. Marker is located in the south section of the Valera Cemetery; the above directions are to the north entrance of the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valera TX 76884, 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 fliesValera Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Centennial School (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Blair House (approx. 9˝ miles away); Original Coleman County Court House (approx. 9.8 miles away); Western Cattle Trail (approx. 9.8 miles away); Co. B, 142nd Infantry, 36th Division Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away); County Named in 1857 for Robert M. Coleman (approx. 9.8 miles away); Mrs. J.A.B. Miller Public Library Building (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valera.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.