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

Site of Callahan City

 
 
Site of Callahan City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 16, 2014
1. Site of Callahan City Marker
Inscription. Callahan County was created in 1858 and named for Texas Ranger James H. Callahan (1814-56). Permanent settlement of this area began after the Civil War (1861-65). Residents petitioned in 1877 for organization of county government. Callahan City, then a village with 2 stores and a post office, became temporary county seat when the first Commissioners Court met here on July 30, 1877. The nearby town of Belle Plaine won a spirited election for permanent county seat in December, 1877. After the Callahan City post office moved there six months later, this community soon disappeared.
 
Erected 1977. (Marker Number 4737.)
 
Location. 32° 20.754′ N, 99° 17.863′ W. Marker is near Baird, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2228 0.1 miles south of County Road 488, on the left when traveling south. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Callahan City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Military Telegraph Line (approx. 3.2 miles away); Admiral Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Admiral Baptist Church
Callahan City Cemetery and Site of Callahan City Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 16, 2014
2. Callahan City Cemetery and Site of Callahan City Markers
(approx. 3.5 miles away); Site of John D. Merchant Home (approx. 4.4 miles away); Belle Plain (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Belle Plaine College (approx. 4.4 miles away); William Jeff Maltby (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baird.
 
More about this marker. The Texas Historical Commission has assigned Identification Number 4737 to the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Callahan City, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 23, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View to North Along FM 2228 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 16, 2014
3. View to North Along FM 2228
View to East Across FM 2228 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall
4. View to East Across FM 2228
View to South Along FM 2228 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 16, 2014
5. View to South Along FM 2228
Callahan City Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 16, 2014
6. Callahan City Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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