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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Borger in Hutchinson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bents Creek

(About 15 miles east)

 
 
Bents Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
1. Bents Creek Marker
Inscription. Named for Charles (1799-1847) and William Bent (1809-1869), famed for frontier trading with mountain men and "wild" Indians. As early as 1835 they came from their headquarters near present La Junta, Colo., to trade with the Kiowas and Comanches along the Canadian River, in this vicinity. They built at least three posts along the river and tributary creeks; most permanent post was Fort Adobe, built 1843-1844. In the ruins of this fort (NE of here) Kit Carson fought his last big Indian battle (1864), and buffalo hunters and Indians fought the Battle of Adobe Walls in 1874.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 375.)
 
Location. 35° 44.647′ N, 101° 25.057′ W. Marker is near Borger, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker is on State Highway 152 half a mile north of County Route 13, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Borger TX 79007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plemons Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Battle of Adobe Walls (here, next to this marker); Fritz Thompson Bridge
Bents Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Bents Creek Marker
Bents Creek Marker is second from the left.
(here, next to this marker); Booker T. Washington School (approx. 4.8 miles away); Ace Borger Home (approx. 5 miles away); East Ward Elementary School (approx. 5 miles away); Grand Hotel and Grand Hardware Building (approx. 5.2 miles away); Twentieth Century Club (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Borger.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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