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

Jack County Texas Historical Markers

Butterfield Stage Line Marker Area image, Touch for more information
By Larry D. Moore, June 15, 2018
Butterfield Stage Line Marker Area
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 588 — Butterfield Stage Line
Here ran the Southern Overland Mail Line connecting St. Louis and San Francisco with semi-weekly stage and mail service, 1858-1861 The length of the route, 2,795 miles, and the superior service maintained made this a pioneer enterprise . . . — Map (db m119273) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 1640 — First Baptist ChurchOf Jacksboro
United States soldiers still manned nearby Fort Richardson when this church was organized with seven charter members in 1875. The congregation met in the Masonic Lodge hall and county courthouse before erecting their first church building in 1889. . . . — Map (db m68994) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 1947 — Former Gulf, Texas & Western Railroad Depot
Erected 1910, of stone from nearby quarry; Risley Brothers, contractors. A facility of Jacksboro's second railroad, built by local effort, with backing from New York bankers, R. C. Megargel and Company. — Map (db m119285) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 2008 — Fort Richardson
As partially reconstructed in 1936 Established by the United States War Department on November 26, 1867 as a protection of the frontier against hostile Indians Named in honor of General Israel B. Richardson, U.S.A., killed at Antietam, . . . — Map (db m119221) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 3429 — Lost BattalionMobilization Site Battery F of World War II's
Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, 36th Division, Texas National Guard mobilized here November 1940, for active duty. Sailed from San Francisco, November 1941, was at sea when Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Went to defend Java . . . — Map (db m119304) HM

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