John B. Denton
Born in Tennessee July 26, 1806, came to Texas in January, 1836, as a Methodist circuit rider. Killed in the Village Creek Indian fight May 24, 1841 in what is now Tarrant County. Named for Gen. Edward H. Tarrant who commanded the volunteers. Denton city and county were named for the pioneer lawyer, preacher, soldier of that name.
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2767.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 33° 12.887′ N, 97° 7.969′ W. Marker is in Denton, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is on Hickory Street near Elm Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. On courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 W. Hickory Street, Denton TX 76201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The City of Denton (here, next to this marker); Our Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Edna Westbrook Trigg in Denton County (within shouting distance of this marker); Denton County War Memorial (within
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