Gainesville in Cooke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Gainesville Community Circus
Erected 1975 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2098.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 33° 37.451′ N, 97° 9.05′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Texas, in Cooke County. Marker is at the intersection of South Culberson and West California Street (Texas Highway 51), on the left when traveling north on South Culberson. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cooke County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooke County C.S.A. / 2nd Frontier Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moffett Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Paint Horse Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old California Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cooke County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barbed Wire in Cooke County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Santa Fe Passenger Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Regarding Gainesville Community Circus. The land the circus utilized has been made into a beautiful Medal of Honor Park. The park honors Gainesville's Medal of Honor recipients and recognizes Gainesville as the only Medal of Honor Host City in America.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association article about the circus. (Submitted on August 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.