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Near Baird in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William Jeff Maltby

(December 7, 1829 - June 27, 1908)

 
 
William Jeff Maltby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2014
1. William Jeff Maltby Marker
Inscription. A native of Illinois, William Jeff Maltby gained fame as a frontiersman, veteran of the Mexican War and American Civil War and Texas Ranger. Maltby began his Texas exploits about 1850, building frontier forts for the U.S. Army. He retired to Callahan County in 1878 and developed a nursery that earned him national recognition as a fine horticulturist. Maltby co-authored a partial autobiography, published in 1906, called “Captain Jeff”.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5831.)
 
Location. 32° 17.366′ N, 99° 22.414′ W. Marker is near Baird, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker can be reached from County Road 473 0.1 miles north of County Road 470. Touch for map. Marker is located in northeast section of Belle Plaine Cemetery; the above directions are to the driveway (Road No. 295) to the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Baird TX 79504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belle Plaine Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Belle Plaine Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belle Plain
Headstone and Grave of William Jeff Maltby image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2014
2. Headstone and Grave of William Jeff Maltby
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Belle Plaine College (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of John D. Merchant Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Admiral Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Admiral Baptist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Site of Callahan City (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baird.
 
Also see . . .  William Jeff Maltby. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 22, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Sons of Confederate Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2014
3. Sons of Confederate Veterans Marker
At foot of grave
Maltby Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2014
4. Maltby Family Plot
Belle Plaine Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2014
5. Belle Plaine Cemetery
Marker visible in lower left corner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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