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Palmyra in Fluvanna County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace

 
 
“Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, August 29, 2008
1. “Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace Marker
Inscription. J. B. “Texas Jack” Omohundro was born at Pleasure Hill Farm about 1 mile west of here on July 26, 1846. At age 17 he served as a scout under the command of General J.E.B. Stuart. Later he was renowned as a scout and heroic plainsman of the old west. Texas Jack with his friend W. F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody started the first “Wild West” shows in America. He died in Leadville, Colorado, June 28, 1880.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-51.)
 
Location. 37° 51.153′ N, 78° 16.28′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, Virginia, in Fluvanna County. Marker is on James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) ¼ mile north of Hayden Martin Road, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palmyra VA 22963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fluvanna County Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fluvanna County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); S. C. Abrams High School (approx. 1.7 miles away); The “Regular” Methodist Conference (approx. 2.7 miles away); John Jasper
Wider view of “Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, August 29, 2008
2. Wider view of “Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace Marker
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Fluvanna County World War Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Point of Fork (approx. 5.3 miles away); Fork Union Academy (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmyra.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. John B. “Texas Jack” Omohundro
 
Also see . . .
1. The Texas Jack Association. (Submitted on September 22, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce - Texas Jack Rides Again. His fame lived on as he was immortalized in the ‘dime novels’ popular at the time. Eventually he fell into obscurity but he is remembered today both in Fluvanna, his home county, and by the Texas Jack Association. (Submitted on January 16, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,133 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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