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

Site of Cottonwood Springs

 
 
Site of Cottonwood Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
1. Site of Cottonwood Springs Marker
Inscription. After Indians on High Plains were subdued (1874) by Gen. R.S. MacKenzie, settlers started to pour into this area, where they found abundant game, water, and good soil for ranching, farming. Cottonwood Springs, at head of Green Briar Creek, was one of first villages founded (in 1875). The town soon became a trading center for southeastern part of county. It had several stores, two churches, and a school; and although usually peaceful, it experienced many gun battles. The town name was shortened to “Cottonwood” after first post office was established in 1883.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4764.)
 
Location. 32° 12.356′ N, 99° 12.217′ W. Marker is near Cross Plains, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1079 0.1 miles east of County Road 429, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cross Plains TX 76443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottonwood Bank and Post Office (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Cottonwood Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Atwell Cemetery (approx.
Site of Cottonwood Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
2. Site of Cottonwood Springs Marker
5½ miles away); Cross Plains Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Home of Robert E. Howard (approx. 6.1 miles away); Admiral Baptist Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); Admiral Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cross Plains.
 
More about this marker. The original marker was stolen in the summer of 2008 and later replaced by the current marker.
 
Also see . . .  Cottonwood, TX (Callahan County). From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 30, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View to East on Farm to Market Road 1079 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
3. View to East on Farm to Market Road 1079
View to West Towards Cottonwood image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
4. View to West Towards Cottonwood
Cottonwood Bank and Post Office in background
Cottonwood Bank and Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
5. Cottonwood Bank and Post Office
Old Cottonwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
6. Old Cottonwood Cemetery
Cottonwood Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
7. Cottonwood Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 30, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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