Saint Jo in Montague County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Head of Elm
— Historic Camp Site —
Historic Camp Site
1849 Capt. Randolph B. Marcy
on Government Survey Trip
1854 Capt. John Pope
Surveying Proposed Federal R.R.
1855 U.S. 2nd Cavalry
Under Col. Albert Sidney Johnson en
route to establish Texas Frontier Forts.
Reported Settlement here.
1857 Col. James B. Leach
Heading "Corn Train" to Ft. Belknap
1860 U.S. Post Office Opened
John W. Womble, Postmaster
1867-87 Great Cattle Trails
Drivers Camped and Watered
1873 Saint Jo Founded
on site by I.H. Boggess and J.A. Howell
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 33° 41.714′ N, 97° 31.361′ W. Marker is in Saint Jo, Texas, in Montague County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broad Street and East Howell Street, on the left when traveling south on South Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Broad Street, Saint Jo TX 76265, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Stonewall Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Saint Jo (approx. ¼ mile away); The Phillips House (approx. half a mile away); Montague Catholic Cemetery (approx. 10.8 miles away); United Methodist Church of Montague (approx. 11.6 miles away); Frontier Montague County Trails & Mail Routes (approx. 12.3 miles away); Red River Station / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. 12.4 miles away); Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Jo.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association article about Saint Jo and Head of Elm. (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 296 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.