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Near Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Doan's Crossing

 
 
Doan's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
1. Doan's Crossing Marker
Inscription. A major route for cattle drives known primarily as the Western Trail developed from far South Texas to Dodge City, Kansas, in the 1870s. About 1876, trail drivers along the route began crossing the Red River near this site. In 1878, Ohio native Jonathan Doan established a trading post near the crossing and became the first person to permanently settle in Wilbarger County (organized in 1881). In the early 1880s he and his partner/nephew Corwin F. Doan recorded the passage of hundreds of thousands of cattle along this river crossing which became known as Doan's Crossing.
 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1234.)
 
Location. 34° 20.594′ N, 99° 15.317′ W. Marker is near Vernon, Texas, in Wilbarger County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 924 and Farm to Market Road 2916, on the right when traveling north on Highway 924. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vernon TX 76384, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Western Texas – Kansas Trail (here, next to this marker); Doan's Crossing on Red River (here, next to this marker); Capt. John T. Lytle
Doan's Crossing Marker <i> in the center</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
2. Doan's Crossing Marker in the center
Three Historical Markers at Doan's Crossing.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Doans' Adobe Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Vernon Drugstore (was approx. 13.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); W. D. Berry Home (approx. 13.2 miles away); Thaddeus Edgar Johnson (approx. 13.2 miles away); Wilbarger County WWI Memorial (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernon.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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