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

Captain Jack Phillips

(1839-1876)

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, May 23, 2018
1. Captain Jack Phillips Marker
Inscription. A Bandera County Deputy Sheriff, Capt. Jack Phillips, set out alone on Dec. 29, 1876, on an official visit to Sabinal Canyon. Indians attacked him at Seco Canyon Pass, 22 miles southwest of Bandera. Phillips raced for the nearest settlement. When his horse was shot from under him, he ran for half a mile before being killed. A mail carrier and a couple on their way to the county seat to be married found his body later that day. Ironically, the Indians had been trailed for many miles by Texas Rangers who had turned back in exhaustion just before Phillips was waylaid.
 
Erected 1970 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 718.)
 
Location. 29° 43.588′ N, 99° 4.403′ W. Marker is in Bandera, Texas, in Bandera County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 16) and Pecan Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 Main St, Bandera TX 78003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Texas Ranger Trail (here, next to this marker); Bandera County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Montel C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense
Captain Jack Phillips Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, May 23, 2018
2. Captain Jack Phillips Marker Area
(within shouting distance of this marker); Old Huffmeyer Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bandera County (approx. half a mile away); Bandera Pass (approx. 9.4 miles away); One Mile to Ruins of Camp Verde (approx. 11.7 miles away); Penateka Comanches (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bandera.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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