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Near Matador in Motley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Motley County

 
 
Motley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Motley County Marker
Inscription.
Formed from
Young and Bexar Territories
Created Organized
August 21, 1870 February 5, 1891
Named in honor of
Dr. Junius William Mottley
1812-1836
signer of the Texas
Declaration of Independence,
Aide to General Rusk at
the Battle of San Jacinto
where he was mortally wounded.
Matador, the county seat.

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3483.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 59.904′ N, 100° 49.679′ W. Marker is near Matador, Texas, in Motley County. Marker is on State Highway 70 one mile south of U.S. 62, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in roadside park. Marker is in this post office area: Matador TX 79244, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Matador Ranch (within shouting distance of this marker); Traweek House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bob's Oil Well (approx. 0.9 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Motley County Jail
Motley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Motley County Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); The Motley County Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away); Whiteflat (approx. 8.2 miles away); Cottonwood Mott Line Camp (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matador.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Motley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. Motley County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 155 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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