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Wichita Falls in Wichita County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Joseph Hudson Barwise

(November 13, 1829 - January 11, 1927)

 
 
Joseph Hudson Barwise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
1. Joseph Hudson Barwise Marker
Inscription. A native of Ohio, Joseph Hudson Barwise brought his family to Texas in 1877 and to Wichita County in 1880. An astute businessman and community leader, he earned the nickname "Father of Wichita Falls" after he donated land to the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway as an inducement for the building of a rail line through this area. He was instrumental in much of the city's growth and development, and served as county judge for three terms. Married to the former Lucy Hansell, Barwise was the father of seven children. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery.
 
Erected 1991 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2859.)
 
Location. 33° 54.722′ N, 98° 29.68′ W. Marker is in Wichita Falls, Texas, in Wichita County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street and Lamar Street, on the right when traveling west on 7th Street. Touch for map. Located at the Wichita County Courthouse on 7th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 7th Street, Wichita Falls TX 76301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texas Governor James V. Allred (here, next to this marker); First County Officials (here, next to this marker); The Wichita Falls Bank Robbery of 1896
Located in front of the Wichita County Courthouse (right side of three markers). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
2. Located in front of the Wichita County Courthouse (right side of three markers).
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John F. O'Donohue (approx. mile away); George Alonzo Soule (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Zale Legacy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry C. Luecke (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of St. James Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita Falls.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article about Joseph 'Hodson' Barwise. (Submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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