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

Baylor County

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2016
1. Baylor County Marker
Inscription.  
Created February 1, 1858
Organized April 23, 1879

Named in honor of
Dr. Henry W. Baylor
1818-1854
Indian fighter and Ranger Captain
served in the Mexican War.

Seymour, the County Seat

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 35.264′ N, 99° 15.68′ W. Marker is in Seymour, Texas, in Baylor County. Marker is at the intersection of South Washington Street and McLain Street, on the left when traveling south on South Washington Street. Marker is located near the sidewalk at the northwest corner of the Baylor County Courthouse grounds, overlooking the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Washington Street, Seymour TX 76380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal tablet mounted horizontally on top of a waist-high pink granite pedestal. The 1936 Texas Centennial Star is mounted on the front side of the pedestal.
 
Also see . . .
1. Baylor County. Settlers from Oregon, led by Col. J. R. McClain, moved to the site of Seymour in 1876, but were driven off when cowboys ran cattle over their corn. In 1879 the Millett
Baylor County Marker (<i>wide view; Baylor County Courthouse in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2016
2. Baylor County Marker (wide view; Baylor County Courthouse in background)
brothers—Eugene C., Alonzo, and Hiram—came from Guadalupe County to begin ranching in Baylor County. They ran a tough outfit and used their armed cowhands to intimidate would-be settlers and the citizens of newly founded Seymour. Violence and contention plagued the county during the first years of settlement. Baylor County's first two county attorneys were forced to resign, and in June 1879 county judge E. R. Morris was shot and killed by saloon keeper Will Taylor. Later the Texas Rangers gradually brought peace. (Submitted on January 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Dr. Henry Baylor. Henry Weidner Baylor, physician and soldier, was born in Paris, Kentucky. After taking both literary and medical degrees at Transylvania University he moved to Texas and began his practice. At the outbreak of the Mexican War he enlisted as a private. Baylor's company was recruited in San Antonio and was in federal service from June 17, 1847, through June 30, 1848, attached to Gen. Zachary Taylor's headquarters. Baylor County was named in his honor. (Submitted on January 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, Mexican-AmericanWars, US Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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