Near Albany in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Butterﬁeld Overland Mail
passed this point
Erected 1958 by Lee's Legion Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 584.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail marker series.
Location. 32° 44.135′ N, 99° 31.034′ W. Marker is near Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 180 1.8 miles east of Bluff Creek Road (County Road 201), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bud Matthews Switch of the Texas Central Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); Lueders Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Big Country Baptist Assembly (approx. 6.7 miles away); 8.6 Miles South to Fort Phantom Hill (approx. 8 miles away but has been reported missing); Fort Phantom Hill (approx. 11.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Phantom Hill Lake Fort Phantom Hill Parks - Johnson Park (approx. 12.7 miles away); Bethel Lutheran Church (approx. 13.5 miles away).
Regarding Butterfield Overland Mail. An archaeological investigation done in 2004 indicates that the Butterfield Overland Mail trail crossed US 180 two miles southeast of the 1958 DAR marker. The link to the archaeological report is found below.
Also see . . .
1. Butterfield Overland Mail - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 26, 2014.)
2. Butterfield Overland Mail. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on November 26, 2014.)
3. Road leaving Smith's Station to the Northeast by Joe Allen. Archaeological report on Butterfield Overland Mail trail on the lands of Chimney Creek Ranch. (Submitted on November 26, 2014.)
1. Marker Number
Although not a state marker, the Texas Historical Commission has assigned Marker Number 584 to the marker.
— Submitted November 26, 2014.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.