Silverton in Briscoe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(June 21, 1867 - November 17, 1928)
In 1892, when Briscoe County was organized, won election as first sheriff; also later served single terms, 1913-1914 and 1921-1922.
First official act was arrest of two horse thieves from New Mexico; in last term he and two deputies waged a gun battle and captured a moonshine still. He bought law and order to area.
Was recognized as "Bearing the Stamp of a Gentleman".
Erected 1967 by State Historic Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3393.)
Location. 34° 28.437′ N, 101° 18.2′ W. Marker is in Silverton, Texas, in Briscoe County. Marker is on Lone Star Street east of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silverton TX 79257, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Briscoe County (here, next to this marker); Briscoe County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); First Methodist Church of Silverton (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pleasant Lafayette Crawford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Silverton William Moten Vaughan (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Celtic Post Office (approx. 8.2 miles away); Archeological Sites at Mackenzie Reservoir and Tule Canyon (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silverton.
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