Gainesville in Cooke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Butterﬁeld Overland Stage Line
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 590.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 33° 38.271′ N, 97° 7.992′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Texas, in Cooke County. Marker is at the intersection of North Grand Avenue (Farm to Market Road 372) and Frontage U.S. 82 Frontage Road, on the right when traveling north on North Grand Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1205 North Grand Avenue, Gainesville TX 76240, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Fe Passenger Depot (approx. one mile away); The Great Hanging at Gainesville, 1862 (approx. one mile away); Gainesville-Fort Sill Road (approx. one mile away); Barbed Wire in Cooke County (approx. The Old California Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cooke County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gainesville Community Circus (approx. 1.4 miles away); American Paint Horse Association (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Regarding Butterfield Overland Stage Line. Gainesville is part of the 6th Division route that ran from Fort Chadbourne, twelve miles to the north across Valley Creek to Station #1 then sixteen miles to Mountain Pass Station, then thirty miles, past the route of the Texas and Pacific Railway, a mile west of the site of present Tye, to Fort Phantom Hill, then twelve miles more to Smith's Station, twenty six miles to Clear Fork station, thirteen miles to Franz's Station and then twenty-two miles to Fort Belknap. From Fort Belknap the line turned eastward sixteen miles to Murphy's Station (near present Graham, Texas), then nineteen miles to Jacksboro, Texas, sixteen miles to Earhart's Station, twenty-four miles to Davidson's Station, then seventeen miles to Gainesville, Texas, fifteen miles to Diamond's station (one mile west of the site of present Whitesboro),
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Also see . . . The Butterfield (or Southern) Overland Mail article. From the Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on August 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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