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

Daingerfield, C. S. A.

 
 
Daingerfield, <small>C. S. A.</small> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Daingerfield, C. S. A. Marker
Inscription. Civil War center for manufacturing, supply and travel. Place of enrollment of several Confederate army units. Local industries supporting the war effort included 3 tanyards--sidelines of the beef slaughtering trade that helped feed troops and civilians. The tanyards made leather for soldiers' boots and shoes and for cavalry saddles, bridles and harness. On nearby rivers or ponds were 3 sawmills, one grist (corn meal) mill and a distillery. Foundries in the area were predecessors of the 20th century Lone Star Steel Company.

An "old" town before the Civil War. Founded about 1830 at a spring where Capt. London Daingerfield was killed by Indians. The square was laid off in 1841 when this was designated seat of justice for judicial county of Paschal. Courts continued to be held here, though Paschal was abolished in 1842.

One noted 1842 trial was for a group that included Stephen Peters (one of the men who had platted the town square), accused of murdering Robert Potter. Potter, formerly secretary of the navy and one of the authors of the Constitution of the Republic of Texas, had been killed in the Regulator-Moderator Feud, a political power struggle in East Texas.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7847.)
 
Location.
Daingerfield, <small>C. S. A.</small> Marker inside the park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Daingerfield, C. S. A. Marker inside the park.
33° 1.94′ N, 94° 43.476′ W. Marker is in Daingerfield, Texas, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from West Scurry Street east of North Frazier Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located within Daingerfield City Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Scurry Street, Daingerfield TX 75638, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morris County (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Chapel Hill College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Hussey & Logan's Mill and Gin Factory (approx. mile away); Rev. Nathan S. Johnson (approx. mile away); Veteran of the American Revolution James Thompson (approx. mile away); Snow Hill Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away); Snow Hill Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daingerfield.
 
Also see . . .  The TXGenWeb Project on Daingerfield, Texas. (Submitted on June 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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