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Paducah in Cottle County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cottle County

 
 
Cottle County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
1. Cottle County Marker
Inscription. Created in 1876, organized in 1892, in area where the Pease and Little Wichita Rivers break level terrain. Named for George Washington Cottle (1798-1836), an 1832 settler in DeWitt's Colony, who after fighting in 1835 Battle of Gonzales entered the Alamo March 1, 1836, and died there defending Texas.

Of the 254 counties, 42 bear Indian, French or Spanish names. 10 honor such colonizers as Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas." 12 were named for Washington, Clay and other American patriots.

96 were named for men who fought in the Texas War for Independence (15, including Cottle, dying at the Alamo), signed the Declaration of Independence or served as statesmen in the Republic of Texas.

23 have names of frontiersmen and pioneers. 11 honor American Statesmen who worked for the annexation of Texas; 10 leaders in Texas since statehood, including jurists, ministers, educators, historians, statesman; and 36 men prominent in the Confederacy during the Civil War. 8 have geographical names. 2 were named for battles, 2 for trees, one for a fort.

Cottle is noted for fine farms and ranches, with Paducah the principal market and shipping point.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1074.)
 
Location.
Cottle County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
2. Cottle County Marker
Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 0.761′ N, 100° 18.102′ W. Marker was in Paducah, Texas, in Cottle County. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Paducah TX 79248, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Cottle County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gray and The Blue (about 500 feet away); Quanah Parker Trail (about 700 feet away); Gober-Barron-Williford House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Garden of Memories Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker should be on the NW corner of Highways 70 & 62, or 9th & Easley Streets, Paducah. But, it is in the basement storage room at the Cottle County Courthouse.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 126 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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