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Near Eldorado in Schleicher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Christopher Columbus Doty

(April 16, 1857 - October 26, 1944)

 
 
Christopher Columbus Doty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 27, 2017
1. Christopher Columbus Doty Marker
Inscription. First permanent citizen of Schleicher County. Came to Texas from Missouri, 1879. Soon bought headquarters at Ten-Mile Water Hole (1/2 mi. east). Drilled first water well in county 1882 and erected first windmill south of Concho River, thus establishing area's agricultural industry.
     The organization of this county in 1901 included his property and he was elected first tax assessor-collector. Later was justice of the peace, a rancher, active Methodist and a Mason. He married Alice Pancoast on June 3, 1887 and they had one daughter, Annie Marie.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 610.)
 
Location. 31° 3.328′ N, 100° 30.824′ W. Marker is near Eldorado, Texas, in Schleicher County. Marker is on U.S. 277 0.2 miles south of County Road 316, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eldorado TX 76936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 8.8 miles away); Confederate Reunion Grounds (approx. 9.3 miles away); Christoval Baptist Church
Christopher Columbus Doty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 27, 2017
2. Christopher Columbus Doty Marker
(approx. 9.3 miles away); Christoval (approx. 9½ miles away); Christoval United Methodist Church (approx. 9.6 miles away); Site of Verand (approx. 9.6 miles away); First Methodist Church of Eldorado (approx. 14.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eldorado.
 
Also see . . .  Doty, Christopher Columbus - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
View to South Along US 277 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 27, 2017
3. View to South Along US 277
Marker is on east side of highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 148 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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