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Brady in McCulloch County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

McCulloch County

 
 
McCulloch County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
1. McCulloch County Marker
Inscription. Created Aug. 27, 1856. One of 128 counties formed from Bexar County that extended from the Rio Grande to the Panhandle, and as far west as El Paso. Named for Texas hero, Ben McCulloch, who fought in Texas Revolution, Indian, Mexican and Civil Wars.

Indian and frontier hazards made growth slow and 20 years passed before buffalo were hunted off and ranches established.

Organized Aug. 4, 1876 with Brady, county seat. Became ranch, farm, recreation center.

Geographical center of Texas. Site of 1831 Calf Creek battle, where James Bowie, Alamo hero, and party defeated 100 Indians.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3285.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 8.109′ N, 99° 20.132′ W. Marker is in Brady, Texas, in McCulloch County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of W. Main Street and N. Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the west side of the grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Brady TX 76825, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Ben McCulloch, C.S.A. (within
Inscription Plate of McCulloch County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
2. Inscription Plate of McCulloch County Marker
shouting distance of this marker); McCulloch County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); McCulloch County Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Passenger Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Curtis Airfield (approx. 3 miles away); East Sweden Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Swedish Settlers (approx. 5.2 miles away); Onion Creek Indian Fight (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brady.
 
More about this marker. As stated on the marker medallion, the marker was restored and the inscription plate was replaced in 1965.
 
Also see . . .  McCulloch County. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 14, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Marker on Grounds of McCulloch County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
3. Marker on Grounds of McCulloch County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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