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Santa Anna in Coleman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John R. Banister

(May 24, 1854 - Aug. 2, 1918)

 
 
John R. Banister Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 3, 2016
1. John R. Banister Marker
Inscription.  Missouri native John Banister left home in 1867 and came to Texas. He received training as a cowboy and participated in several cattle drives to northern markets. Banister served with his brother, Will, as a Texas Ranger and participated in the capture of outlaw Sam Bass. Other contributions to the state included his service as a railway officer, inspector for the Cattle Raisers’ Association, and Coleman County Sheriff.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2802.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsLaw EnforcementSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 24, 1854.
 
Location. 31° 44.105′ N, 99° 18.722′ W. Marker is in Santa Anna, Texas, in Coleman County. Marker can be reached from Fannin Street (Farm to Market Road 1176) 0.2 miles south of Bowie Avenue. Marker is located in the central section of Santa Anna Cemetery; the above directions are to the entrance of the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Anna TX 76878, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Marker and Grave of John R. Banister image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 3, 2016
2. Marker and Grave of John R. Banister
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within walking distance of this marker. Emma Daugherty Banister (here, next to this marker); Santa Anna Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas T. Perry (approx. half a mile away); Stonemason T.T. Perry (approx. half a mile away); Coleman County (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Christian Church of Santa Anna (approx. 0.6 miles away); Santa Anna, C.S.A. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Santa Anna Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Anna.
 
Also see . . .  John Riley Banister. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on May 11, 2016.) 
 
Grave Sites of John R. and Emma Daugherty Banister image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 3, 2016
3. Grave Sites of John R. and Emma Daugherty Banister
Santa Anna Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 3, 2016
4. Santa Anna Cemetery
Grave sites of John R. and Emma Daugherty Banister are located in center of image
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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