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

Military Telegraph Line

 
 
Military Telegraph Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 26, 2014
1. Military Telegraph Line Marker
Inscription.
The United States
Military
Telegraph Line

Established in 1874-1875 from Fort Griffin to Fort Concho, crossed here
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3378.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 32° 23.474′ N, 99° 17.078′ W. Marker is near Baird, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker is on Finley Road (County Road 324) 0.6 miles east of County Road 323, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baird TX 79504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Callahan City Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site of Callahan City (approx. 3.2 miles away); Ross Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away); Captain Andrew Jackson Berry (approx. 6 miles away); The Bankhead Highway (approx. 6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Baird (approx. 6.3 miles away); Baby Treaty Oak (approx. 6.4 miles away); Pioneers (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baird.
 
More about this marker. At the time the marker was erected
Military Telegraph Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 26, 2014
2. Military Telegraph Line Marker
View to southeast
in 1936, County Road 324 was U.S. Route 80 which traversed the United States from Savannah, Georgia to San Diego, California. US 80 was decomissioned in this location when Interstate 20 was constructed, and the road was transferred to county ownership.
 
Categories. CommunicationsForts, Castles
 
Military Telegraph Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 26, 2014
3. Military Telegraph Line Marker
View to southwest across County Road 324
View to East Along County Road 324 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 26, 2014
4. View to East Along County Road 324
View to West Along County Road 324 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 26, 2014
5. View to West Along County Road 324
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 1, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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