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Oak Ridge in Cooke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gainesville

 
 
Gainesville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Gainesville Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1850. Named for Gen. Edmund P. Gaines, who in 1836 aided Republic of Texas. Military supply headquarters during Civil War. Important in defense against Indian attacks and invasion. Center for agriculture, industry, oil. Home of famed Gainesville Community Circus.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2097.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 33° 39.066′ N, 97° 2.252′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, Texas, in Cooke County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 82 east of Parkside Circle when traveling west. Located in the westbound roadside rest area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville TX 76240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cross Timbers (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); F.M. Dougherty (approx. 5.2 miles away); William Owen Davis
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(approx. 5.3 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Joseph Weldon Bailey (approx. 5.3 miles away); Butterfield Overland Stage Line (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Great Hanging at Gainesville, 1862 (approx. 6.1 miles away); Gainesville-Fort Sill Road (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article on Gainesville. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Gainesville Marker at roadside rest area. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Gainesville Marker at roadside rest area.
Gainesville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jeff Leichsenring, December 19, 2023
3. Gainesville Marker
Roadside rest area is across Highway 82 in distance. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
4. Roadside rest area is across Highway 82 in distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on December 19, 2023, by Jeff Leichsenring of Garland, Texas.   4. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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