Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Great Western Trail
called by its Hollywood famous cousin's name, the Chishom Trail.
The two trails ran parallel to each other approximately 90 miles
apart. The Chisholm Trail did not run through the Vernon area.
Seven million head of cattle and horses went
up the Great Western Trail from 1874 to 1893,
with the major years being 1874 – 1886.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 34° 9.495′ N, 99° 19.237′ W. Marker is in Vernon, Texas, in Wilbarger County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of College Drive and Hospital Drive. Located in front of the Red River Valley Museum in a parking lot median. 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. Red River Valley Museum (here, next to this marker); Wilbarger County (a few steps from this marker); Waggoner-Hicks House (approx. 1½ miles away); W. D. Berry HomeVernon Drugstore (approx. 2.1 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernon.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Great Western Trail. (Submitted on September 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.