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Mason in Mason County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Two Sheriffs of Mason County

 
 
Two Sheriffs of Mason County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. Two Sheriffs of Mason County Marker
Inscription. A native of Kentucky, Thomas S. Milligan (1810-1860) moved to this area in 1855 and operated a change station for the stage line. He was also a rancher and supplied beef to the soldiers at Fort Mason. Shortly after Mason County was organized in 1858 he became the first elected sheriff. Two years later he was killed by hostile Indians near his home (1.6 mi. NW). His grandson Allen Thomas Murray (1880-1929) became county sheriff in 1924 and like his grandfather died in the line of duty. He was killed by a bootlegger near this site in 1929.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11296.)
 
Location. 30° 45.236′ N, 99° 14.432′ W. Marker is in Mason, Texas, in Mason County. Marker is on Fort McKavitt Street (U.S. 87) 0.2 miles south of Koocksville Rd / W. Spring St, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mason TX 76856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Fort Mason (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Fort Mason (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mason County (approx. 1.8 miles away); Todd Mountain
Two Sheriffs of Mason County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. Two Sheriffs of Mason County Marker
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Dizenia Peters Todd (approx. 4.2 miles away); Kothmann Homesite and Cemetery (approx. 7.8 miles away); Peter's Prairie School (approx. 10.1 miles away); Bethel M.E. Church (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mason.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View to North Along US 87 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. View to North Along US 87
Marker is on right (east) side of highway
View to Southeast towards Downtown Mason image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
4. View to Southeast towards Downtown Mason
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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