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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
Gasoline Cotton Gin Marker
Texas (Briscoe County), Quitaque — 2110 — Gasoline Cotton Gin
Cotton farmers began settling in this area in 1903. A water well was dug in 1906, attracting more farmers and increasing crop production. Because the nearest cotton gin was ten miles away in Turkey, three partners (M.E. Tomson, J.H. Clack, and L.A. . . . — Map (db m100058) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Quitaque — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
Comanches traded with Comancheros SW in the Valley of Tears between Los Lingos and Cottonwood Creeks Arrow Sculptor: Charles A Smith — Map (db m100015) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Quitaque — 16498 — Resthaven Cemetery
This burial ground has served Quitaque since the 1920s. Quitaque’s name may have come from Quitica Indians who came through this area on a 1683-84 expedition with Juan Mendoza and Juan Sabeata; it may mean “the land at the end of the . . . — Map (db m100016) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 187 — Archeological Sites at Mackenzie Reservoir and Tule Canyon
Before this area was covered by Mackenzie Reservior, evidence of human occupancy was found at 77 recorded archeological sites. The earliest artifacts date back 10,000 years to a bison kill. Prehistoric occupancy is indicated by burial sites, shallow . . . — Map (db m99858) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 512 — Briscoe County
Formed from Bexar Territory Created August 21, 1876 Organized March 15, 1892 Named for Andrew Briscoe 1810-1849 Defender of Texan liberty at the Battle of Concepcion, the Capture of Bexar and the Battle of San Jacinto. Chief . . . — Map (db m99865) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 513 — Briscoe County Jail
Built 1894 of handcut stone hauled here by horse-drawn wagons from Tule Canyon. Early day sheriff's families rented it as residence. Lower floor was used by Red Cross workers, for sewing, during World War I. This jail stands as the lasting . . . — Map (db m99868) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 1675 — First Baptist Church of Silverton
In the fall of 1891, six months before the official founding of the town of Silverton, a group of citizens met together to form a non-denominational community Sunday school. Early meetings were held in a mercantile store and the county courthouse. . . . — Map (db m99861) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 1770 — First Methodist Church of Silverton
Organized as a Sunday school in 1891, the First Methodist Church of Silverton has grown along with the community. The first pastor was the Rev. W.B. Ford, who conducted services here once a month while also serving other communities in the area. . . . — Map (db m99862) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 17604 — Milo Cemetery
The Milo Community began in the late 19th century on the prairie between Palo Duro and Tule Canyons. Named for the favored area crop, the settlement had a store, post office, school, and scattered family dugouts and homes in the 1890s. When John . . . — Map (db m99859) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 3393 — Miner Crawford(June 21, 1867 - November 17, 1928)
Born in Benton County, Ark. 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 . . . — Map (db m99866) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 4051 — Pleasant Lafayette Crawford House
This Queen Anne style home, which features a wrap around porch, was built in 1904 by Civil War veteran, Pleasant Lafayette Crawford (1837-1912). After Crawford moved here from Arkansas in the late 1880's, he bought ranch land and opened a mercantile . . . — Map (db m99864) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 4753 — Site of Celtic Post Office(0.8 mi E)
The first two post offices in the area were established at Celtic and Luther on May 2, 1891, eleven months before formal organization of Briscoe County. Celtic was named by pioneer E.R. Thomas, who operated the post office and a store in his home . . . — Map (db m99857) HM
Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 5842 — William Moten Vaughan(October 15, 1841-March 15, 1928)
Born in Missouri. Served in Texas Rangers, 1860-61, and in Civil War, 1862-65. He was a Corporal in last Confederate Army surrendered east of the Mississippi. After the war, he lived in McLennan, Coryell, and Briscoe Counties. Married twice, he had . . . — Map (db m100014) HM

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