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Cusseta in Chambers County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid / Pat Garrett, “The Man Who Shot Billy the Kid”

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
1. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Marker
Inscription.
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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

As sheriff of Lincoln County, Pat Garrett was charged with tracking down and arresting Billy the Kid, a friend from Garrett's saloon keeping days in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. He was captured in December 1880 and was subsequently convicted of murder. However Billy the Kid escaped from jail on April 18, 1881. Garrett tracked him to Fort Sumner on July 14 where he was shot and killed. In 1889 Garrett moved to Uvalde, Texas where he was elected county commissioner. He was appointed sheriff of Dona Ana County, New Mexico in 1896. On December 20, 1901 President Theodore Roosevelt appointed him U.S. customs collector in El Paso, Texas, a position he held for five years. Garrett was murdered by Jesse Wayne Brazel on February 29, 1908. He was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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Pat Garrett, “The Man Who Shot Billy the Kid”

One of six children, Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett was born near Cusseta, Alabama on June 5, 1850 to John Lumpkin Garrett and Elizabeth Ann Jarvis. The Garrett family moved to Claiborne Parish, Louisiana in 1853. In 1869 Pat Garrett left the family plantation to become a buffalo hunter in Texas. In 1880, following the death of his first wife Juanita Gutierrez, he married
Pat Garrett, "The Man Who Shot Billy the Kid" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
2. Pat Garrett, "The Man Who Shot Billy the Kid" Marker
her sister Apolonaria in Lincoln County, New Mexico. They were the parents of nine children. In November 1880 Garrett was elected Lincoln County Sheriff. Lincoln County was then embroiled in a struggle for political and financial control of the county. Billy the Kid, also known as Henry McCarty or William H. Bonney, was the focus of this feud after he murdered Sheriff William Brady on April 1, 1878.
 
Erected 2006 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Bridges Boot Outlet, and Bridges Travel Plaza.
 
Location. 32° 44.747′ N, 85° 16.719′ W. Marker is in Cusseta, Alabama, in Chambers County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 388 and County Route 267, on the right when traveling west on County Road 388. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4596 County Road 388, Valley AL 36854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Cusseta (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bean's Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away); Shady Grove Christian Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fairfax First Christian Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Fairfax Kindergarten (approx.
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By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
3. Pat Garrett Marker Area
6.2 miles away); Armed Forces Tribute (approx. 6.3 miles away); West Point Manufacturing Company (approx. 7.8 miles away); Langdale Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
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Also see . . .  New World Encyclopedia Pat Garrett Bio. (Submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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By Public Domain
4. Pat Garrett
Billy the Kid image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
5. Billy the Kid
With Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 902 times since then and 157 times this year. Last updated on May 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4, 5. submitted on January 3, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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