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Saint Jo in Montague County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Head of Elm

(Saint Jo)

 

—Historic Camp Site —

 
Head of Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Head of Elm Marker
Inscription.
Head of Elm
(Saint Jo)
Historic Camp Site
for
1849 Capt. Randolph B. Marcy
on Government Survey Trip
1854 Capt. John Pope
Surveying Proposed Federal R.R.
1855 U.S. 2nd Cavalry
Under Col. Albert Sidney Johnson en
route to establish Texas Frontier Forts.
Reported Settlement here.
1857 Col. James B. Leach
Heading "Corn Train" to Ft. Belknap
1860 U.S. Post Office Opened
John W. Womble, Postmaster
1867-87 Great Cattle Trails
Drivers Camped and Watered
1873 Saint Jo Founded
on site by I.H. Boggess and J.A. Howell

 
Location. 33° 41.714′ N, 97° 31.361′ W. Marker is in Saint Jo, Texas, in Montague County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broad Street and East Howell Street, on the left when traveling south on South Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Broad Street, Saint Jo TX 76265, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stonewall Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Saint Jo (approx. ¼ mile away); Frontier Montague County Trails & Mail Routes
Head of Elm Marker at town gazebo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Head of Elm Marker at town gazebo.
(approx. 12.3 miles away); Red River Station / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. 12.4 miles away); Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones (approx. 12.4 miles away); Illinois Bend School (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article about Saint Jo and Head of Elm. (Submitted on August 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Head of Elm Marker, gazebo and Chisholm Trail pole. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. Head of Elm Marker, gazebo and Chisholm Trail pole.
 
 
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 183 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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