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Near Mingus in Palo Pinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Joseph Peter Davidson

(1823 - 1897)

 
 
Joseph Peter Davidson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
1. Joseph Peter Davidson Marker
Inscription. Born in Giles County, Tennessee, Joseph Peter Davidson moved to Texas and settled in Palo Pinto County about 1856. Davidson established a trading post near this site. In 1865 he started a ranch in present Eastland County and later helped organize the county. He served as official surveyor of the Palo Pinto Land District and as Eastland County surveyor. He helped to establish a Methodist church and Masonic lodge. Married three times, he had 14 children. Davidson and many of his descendants are buried in this family cemetery, located near his Palo Pinto County homestead.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6267.)
 
Location. 32° 32.462′ N, 98° 27.085′ W. Marker is near Mingus, Texas, in Palo Pinto County. Marker can be reached from Davidson Cemetery Road 2.4 miles west of Texas Highway 108, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mingus TX 76463, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thurber Junction and the T&P Railroad Presence (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mingus Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Snake Saloon
Marker near Entrance to Davidson Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
2. Marker near Entrance to Davidson Cemetery
(approx. 2.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Mount Marion Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mary Jane Gentry (approx. 2.7 miles away); Strawn City Hall (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bethel Strawn, C.S.A. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Strawn (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mingus.
 
More about this marker. On the bottom border of the marker is etched “Sponsored by Floreine D. Palmer”.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Peter Davidson - findagrave.com. (Submitted on September 14, 2016.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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