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Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers

 
 
Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 1, 2017
1. Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers Marker
Inscription.
Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers
(Site marked on Rust Ranch, 21 Mi. NW)
On Feb. 6, 1897, Sheriff John L. Jones and Deputies T.C. Taylor, Oscar Lattat, John Gardner, T.W. Frazier and Bob Owens found Jim and Jourd Nite (brothers) and J.C. Crane with cattle and horses stolen from James and Peter Paterson and John Gardner.
In following fight, Crane and Jourd Nite were killed while Jim was wounded. Crane and Jourd Nite were buried at the scene of the battle.
Jim Nite recovered and later at his trial March 30, 1897 (held in earlier courthouse on this site) was convicted and sentenced as John Underwood.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee.
 
Location. 30° 29.35′ N, 99° 45.952′ W. Marker is in Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and N. 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Located in front of Kimble County Court House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Main Street, Junction TX 76849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kimble County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Colonel John Griffith
Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 1, 2017
2. Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Coke R. Stevenson (within shouting distance of this marker); John Sterling Durst (within shouting distance of this marker); Burt M. Fleming Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Major William Addison Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); Kimble County (within shouting distance of this marker); Kimble County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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