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

James Buchanan Gillett

(Nov. 4, 1856 – June 11, 1937)

 
 
James Buchanan Gillett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
1. James Buchanan Gillett Marker
Inscription. A very famous Texas Ranger. Born in Austin, son of Adjutant General of Texas. At 16 became cowboy on western frontier. At 19 joined Rangers; hunted down raiding Indians, rustlers, feuding settlers. After serving 1875-1881, became El Paso city marshal.
   Ranched 41 years in far West Texas (living in and near Marfa) and New Mexico. His book, "Six Years with the Texas Rangers", is read as an Old West classic.
Recorded 1969

 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2715.)
 
Location. 30° 18.479′ N, 104° 2.338′ W. Marker is in Marfa, Texas, in Presidio County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Tenison Avenue and Philadelpha Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in the Marfa Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Marfa TX 79843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Edward Russell (within shouting distance of this marker); Hunter Gymnasium (approx. 0.8 miles away); Building 98, Fort D. A. Russell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort D.A. Russell
James Buchanan Gillett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
2. James Buchanan Gillett Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Blackwell School (approx. one mile away); Humphris-Humphreys House (approx. 1.1 miles away); El Paisano Hotel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Presidio County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marfa.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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