Gainesville in Cooke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Barbed Wire in Cooke County
Erected 1986 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 301.)
Location. 33° 37.45′ N, 97° 8.675′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Texas, in Cooke County. Marker is at the intersection of East California Street (State Highway 51) and South Rusk Street, on the left when traveling west on East California Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East California Street, Gainesville TX 76240, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cooke County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old California Trail Santa Fe Passenger Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gainesville-Fort Sill Road (approx. ¼ mile away); The Great Hanging at Gainesville, 1862 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gainesville Community Circus (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Paint Horse Association (approx. half a mile away); Cooke County C.S.A. / 2nd Frontier Regiment (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Also see . . . Texas Historical Association article on Barbed Wire in Texas. (Submitted on August 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.