“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Cochran County Texas Historical Markers

Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877 Marker
Texas (Cochran County), Morton — 14745 — Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877
African American troops, known as Buffalo Soldiers, were vital in defending the Texas frontier. On July 26, 1877 Buffalo Soldiers from Co. A of the 10th Cavalry began to pursue a Comanche party. During the pursuit, the Comanches led the troops away . . . — Map (db m73660) HM
Texas (Cochran County), Morton — 927 — Cochran County
Created August 21, 1876, from Bexar County. Named for a native of New Jersey, Robert Cochran, a private who died for Texas Independence in the siege of the Alamo. Indian hostilities and the distance to market and supplies made settlement slow. . . . — Map (db m76252) HM
Texas (Cochran County), Morton — Morton Memorial Cemetery
The use of this site as a burial ground began in 1923 when a traveling family camped here and their baby became ill and died. Other burials followed, and in 1932 Landowner Morton J. Smith deeded ten acres to the city of Morton for cemetery use. An . . . — Map (db m73659) HM
Texas (Cochran County), Whiteface — 5787 — Former Whiteface Motel
Built 1926 by realtor Wm. E. Flenniken, this was first brick structure in town. It housed land shoppers when Cochran County was opened to sales of small tracts. Given 1968 to Girlstown, U.S.A. by J. S. Noel estate, for use of the . . . — Map (db m73657) HM

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