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Oak Ridge in Cooke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gainesville

 
 
Gainesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Gainesville Marker
Inscription. Founded 1850. Named for Gen. Edmund P. Gaines, who in 1836 aided Republic of Texas. Military supply headquarters during Civil War. Important in defense against Indian attacks and invasion. Center for agriculture, industry, oil. Home of famed Gainesville Community Circus.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2097.)
 
Location. 33° 39.066′ N, 97° 2.252′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, Texas, in Cooke County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 82 east of Parkside Circle when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the westbound roadside rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville TX 76240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cross Timbers (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Butterfield Overland Stage Line (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Great Hanging at Gainesville, 1862 (approx. 6.1 miles away); Gainesville-Fort Sill Road (approx. 6.2 miles away); Santa Fe Passenger Depot (approx. 6.2 miles away); Diamond Horse Ranch (approx. 6.3 miles away); Diamond Station (approx. 6.3 miles away); Pioneer Park (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article on Gainesville.
Gainesville Marker at roadside rest area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Gainesville Marker at roadside rest area.
(Submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AgricultureNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Roadside rest area is across Highway 82 in distance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. Roadside rest area is across Highway 82 in distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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