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

Fort Elliot Flagpole

 
 
Fort Elliot Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Fort Elliot Flagpole Marker
Inscription. First stood about a mile to the northwest, at Fort Elliott, established 1875 to protect the Texas Panhandle from Indians.

J. J. Long, teamster-merchant, who arrived with the soldiers, was hired to provide a flagpole for the fort. In cedar breaks near Antelope Hills, 30 miles away, he cut two huge trees and hauled them here by wagon to build this 50-foot pole.

After Fort Elliott closed in 1890, Long bought the pole and placed it in front of his store. Later, at Mobeetie school for 20 years; it was erected here 1949.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1982.)
 
Location. 35° 30.617′ N, 100° 26.553′ W. Marker is in Mobeetie, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker can be reached from Dickerson Street half a mile south of Texas Highway 152, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at flagpole in front of old jail in Old Mobeetie. Marker is in this post office area: Mobeetie TX 79061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emanuel Dubbs (here, next to this marker); Temple Lea Houston (here, next to this marker); Frank Willis, Sr. (here, next to this marker);
Fort Elliot Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Fort Elliot Flagpole
Captain G. W. Arrington (here, next to this marker); Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886 (a few steps from this marker); Mobeetie (approx. half a mile away); Mobeetie Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Fort Elliott (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobeetie.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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