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Silverton in Briscoe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Miner Crawford

(June 21, 1867 - November 17, 1928)

 

— Born in Benton County, Ark. —

 
Miner Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. Miner Crawford Marker
Inscription.  In 1892, when Briscoe County was organized, won election as first sheriff; also later served single terms, 1913-1914 and 1921-1922.

First official act was arrest of two horse thieves from New Mexico; in last term he and two deputies waged a gun battle and captured a moonshine still. He bought law and order to area.

Was recognized as "Bearing the Stamp of a Gentleman".
 
Erected 1967 by State Historic Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3393.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsLaw Enforcement.
 
Location. 34° 28.437′ N, 101° 18.2′ W. Marker is in Silverton, Texas, in Briscoe County. Marker is on Lone Star Street east of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silverton TX 79257, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Briscoe County (here, next to this marker); Briscoe County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); First Methodist Church of Silverton (about
Miner Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Miner Crawford Marker
Briscoe County Marker is on the left and Miner Crawford Marker is on the right.
700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pleasant Lafayette Crawford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Silverton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Moten Vaughan (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Celtic Post Office (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silverton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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