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Near Tilden in McMullen County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Yarbrough Bend

Site of County's First Settlement

 

—(5 mi. NE, on Frio River) —

 
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By Brian Anderson, April 6, 2019
1. Yarbrough Bend Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1858. Named for John Swanson Yarbrough, an original settler. Town contained about 30 log "picket houses". Settlers were often harassed by Indians, cattle thieves and wild animals.

Other original settlers were: Dr. George Dilworth, John Moore, James Tope, N.H. Walker, Joe Walker and Benjamin Franklin Winters.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5923.)
 
Location. 28° 27.602′ N, 98° 26.507′ W. Marker is near Tilden, Texas, in McMullen County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 72 and Farm to Market Road 99, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 72. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tilden TX 78072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Townsite of Wentz (here, next to this marker); First Producing Gas Well In McMullen County And First Gas Pipeline To San Antonio (approx. 5.8 miles away); Camp Rio Frio, C.S.A. (approx. 6.4 miles away); San Caja Hill (approx. 6˝ miles away); Dog Town Jail (approx. 6˝ miles away); McMullen County (approx. 6˝ miles away); Tilden (approx. 6.6 miles away); Old Rock Store (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tilden.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 13, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
 
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