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By Duane Hall, June 7, 2016
Site of Hitson Community Marker
Texas (Fisher County), Hamlin — 11672 — Site of Hitson Community
Ranchers John and William Hittson were among the first to settle in this area in about 1870; the area around their homes became known as Hittson or Hitson. Fisher County was created in 1876, and settlement began to increase. A post office opened in . . . — Map (db m95117) HM
Texas (Fisher County), McCaulley — 5901 — Woods Chapel Cemetery(1.5 Miles Southwest)
Settlement of this area of Fisher County began in the early 1880s. A small frame building, erected near this site in 1883-1884, was used as a school and church. A cemetery was established and was in use by 1884. The church was named in honor of its . . . — Map (db m81128) HM
Texas (Fisher County), Roby — 1902 — Fisher County
Site of old Indian trail from Mexico to settlements on Texas frontier. In this region in 1856, Colonel Robert E. Lee, then commanding the famed U.S. Second Cavalry (and later General-in-Chief of the Confederate Army), campaigned against the Indians. . . . — Map (db m127438) HM
Texas (Fisher County), Roby — 3866 — Organization of Fisher County
When the Texas Legislature created Fisher County in 1876, there were no permanent settlements in the area. As a result, the county was linked with Shackelford and Nolan Counties for judicial purposes. By 1885, enough settlers had moved into the area . . . — Map (db m127433) HM
Texas (Fisher County), Rotan — 2501 — Hobbs Cemetery
Settlers began moving into this area of Fisher County in the early 1880s. The community that developed became known as Hobbs when Roby postmaster Vachel Hobbs Anderson suggested his middle name for the new post office here. In the early 1900s, area . . . — Map (db m127428) HM
Texas (Fisher County), Rotan — 11683 — Hobbs Independent School District
The first school in what would become the Hobbs community was known as Buffalo and taught in a tent on Buffalo Creek from 1887 to 1888. The Rev. Robert Martin erected a church and schoolhouse on the site with funds from his home church in Louisiana. . . . — Map (db m127426) HM
Texas (Fisher County), Sylvester — 82 — Adair - Steadman Site
In this vicinity is a prehistoric archeological site discovered in 1969 near the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. Archeologists have conducted extensive scientific excavations and attribute most of the cultural materials to the Paleo-Indian Period. . . . — Map (db m81124) HM
Texas (Fisher County), Sylvester — 3591 — Newman Community and Cemetery
Jim Newman, one of Fisher County’s earliest settlers, established a ranch in this area about 1879. The community that developed near his ranch was named Newman when the county’s first post office opened here in 1881. The town consisted of the old . . . — Map (db m81127) HM

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