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Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wilbarger County

 
 
Wilbarger County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
1. Wilbarger County Marker
Inscription.  
Formed from Bexar County
Created February 1, 1858
Organized October 10, 1881
Named for
Josiah and Mathias Wilbarger
brothers who came to Texas
in 1829
Josiah, scalped by Indians
August, 1833,
survived 11 years
Vernon, the county seat
Millions of cattle and horses were
driven north through this county

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 5809.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1858.
 
Location. 34° 9.487′ N, 99° 19.228′ W. Marker is in Vernon, Texas, in Wilbarger County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of College Drive (U.S. 70) and Hospital Drive, on the right when traveling south. Located in front of the Red River Valley Museum in a parking lot median.
Wilbarger County Marker in parking lot of Red River Valley Museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
2. Wilbarger County Marker in parking lot of Red River Valley Museum.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4600 College Drive, Vernon TX 76384, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Western Trail (a few steps from this marker); Red River Valley Museum (a few steps from this marker); Waggoner-Hicks House (approx. 1˝ miles away); W. D. Berry Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wilbarger County WWI Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Early Wilbarger County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Napoleon 12 Pounder Bronze Field Gun Model 1857 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Vernon Texas Confederate Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernon.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Wilbarger County. (Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Marker located in front of Red River Valley Museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
3. Marker located in front of Red River Valley Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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