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

Captain G. W. Arrington

(1844 - 1923)

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Captain G. W. Arrington Marker
Inscription. Great peace officer of era of early settlement in Texas Panhandle. (During his term in office, lived near this site).

Born in Greensboro, Alabama. During the Civil War, 1861-1865, was one of most daring scouts in famous guerrilla command of Colonel John S. Mosby, in Virginia. After war, ventured to Mexico and Central America. Settled in Texas in 1867.

In Texas Rangers, 1875-1882, he had an outstanding record in Southwest Texas and Panhandle.

With courage and distinction, served 1882-1890 as sheriff of Wheeler, 14 attached counties.
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 713.)
 
Location. 35° 30.619′ 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. Frank Willis, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Emanuel Dubbs (here, next to this marker); Temple Lea Houston
Captain G. W. Arrington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Captain G. W. Arrington Marker
(here, next to this marker); Fort Elliot Flagpole (here, next to this marker); Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886 (within shouting distance of 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.
 
Also see . . .  John C. Orrick, Jr. / George W. Arrington in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on October 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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