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Near Blackwell in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line

 
 
Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
1. Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line Marker
Inscription. One mile southeast to Fort Chadbourne, a station on the Butterfield Mail and Stage Line, which linked St. Louis and San Francisco, 1858-1861. The fort was established in 1852, occupied until its surrender to State forces in 1861, and garrisoned at times after the Civil War.
 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 4374.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 32° 1.95′ N, 100° 15.662′ W. Marker is near Blackwell, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is on U.S. 277 1.6 miles north of Texas Highway 70, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at picnic area on west side of US 277. Marker is in this post office area: Bronte TX 76933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Chadbourne (approx. 1.3 miles away); Southern Overland Mail, 1858-1861 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Indian Rock Shelters (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Old Communities of Mazeland and Wilmeth (approx. 9.1 miles away); James Franklin Byrd
Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
2. Route of the Southern Overland Mail Line Marker
A circular bronze medallion stating "Texas Highway Department 1936" is missing from the front of the marker
(approx. 9.5 miles away); Hayrick (approx. 9.5 miles away); Townsite of Marie (approx. 9.9 miles away); Bronte Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackwell.
 
More about this marker. A circular bronze medallion stating "Texas Highway Department 1936" is missing from the front of the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Butterfield Overland Mail - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 13, 2014.)
2. Butterfield Overland Mail. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on October 13, 2014.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsForts, CastlesRoads & Vehicles
 
Marker at Picnic Area on West Side of US 277 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
3. Marker at Picnic Area on West Side of US 277
View to Southwest Along US 277 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
4. View to Southwest Along US 277
View to Northeast Along US 277 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
5. View to Northeast Along US 277
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 13, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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