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Historical Markers in Archer County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Archer County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Archer County, TX (19) Baylor County, TX (7) Clay County, TX (4) Jack County, TX (20) Throckmorton County, TX (11) Wichita County, TX (34) Wilbarger County, TX (17) Young County, TX (44)  ArcherCounty(19) Archer County (19)  BaylorCounty(7) Baylor County (7)  ClayCounty(4) Clay County (4)  JackCounty(20) Jack County (20)  ThrockmortonCounty(11) Throckmorton County (11)  WichitaCounty(34) Wichita County (34)  WilbargerCounty(17) Wilbarger County (17)  YoungCounty(44) Young County (44)
Archer City is the county seat for Archer County
Adjacent to Archer County, Texas
      Baylor County (7)  
      Clay County (4)  
      Jack County (20)  
      Throckmorton County (11)  
      Wichita County (34)  
      Wilbarger County (17)  
      Young County (44)  
 
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1Texas, Archer County, Archer City — 44 — A Jesse James Hideout(Located 2 Blocks East and 2 Blocks North)
Jesse James, celebrated 1860s-82 Missouri outlaw, used to visit in Archer City in house built by Stone Land and Cattle Company for its manager, Allen H. Parmer (1848-1927), his Confederate comrade of the Civil War and husband of his sister Susan . . . Map (db m187140) HM
2Texas, Archer County, Archer City — 189 — Archer County
A part of the Peters Grant, 1841 Created January 22, 1858 Organized July 27, 1880 Named in honor of Dr. Branch Tanner Archer 1790-1856 Texas Commissioner to the United States, 1835, Member of Congress, Secretary of War of . . . Map (db m187144) HM
3Texas, Archer County, Archer City — 190 — Archer County Copper Mines(¼ mile northeast and 5 miles to the south southeast)
The civilized world first heard of copper in this area from Texas Rangers after an 1860 campaign against Comanches on the Pease River, about 100 miles to the northwest. The Ranger Captain, Lawrence S. ("Sul") Ross, later to serve Texas as Governor, . . . Map (db m17912) HM
4Texas, Archer County, Archer City — 192 — Archer County Discovery Well(Approximately 13 mi. SE.)
M. P. Andrews No. 1, drilled in 1911, reached oil sands at 920 feet. Well first flowed oil, March, 1912, at rate of 10 barrels a day. Production in this shallow sand development area fell off when oil prices dropped, but rose after other . . . Map (db m187139) HM
5Texas, Archer County, Archer City — 193 — Archer County Jail
By 1909 Archer County had outgrown its original jail, a 16-foot square frame building. Construction on this larger facility was completed in Sept. 1910. The sandstone structure was designed with living quarters for the sheriff and his family on the . . . Map (db m187143) HM
6Texas, Archer County, Archer City — 659 — Camp Cureton, C.S.A.
Strategically established during Civil War on defense line Red River to Rio Grande where Gainesville-Fort Belknap Road crossed west fork Trinity River about 10 miles south, 4 miles east of Archer City. Texas Frontier Regiment patrolled area . . . Map (db m187138) HM
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7Texas, Archer County, Archer City — 1520 — Extinct Town of Anarene
Landowner Charles E. Graham (1872-1937) in 1908 granted the Wichita Falls and Southern Railroad a route across his property and platted a town at this site. Anarene was named for his wife Annie Lawrence Graham, daughter of pioneer cattleman J. . . . Map (db m187146) HM
8Texas, Archer County, Archer City — 2627 — In Vicinity of French Trading Area
In the mid-1700s, Indians of this region met at a trading ground near this site with Frenchmen who brought them manufactured goods, sometimes including guns and ammunition - products denied them by the Spanish who held sovereignty, but could not . . . Map (db m187195) HM
9Texas, Archer County, Archer City — 4672 — Sheriff E. Harrison Ikard
This stone is erected to the memory of Sheriff E. Harrison Ikard by the Commissioner's Court American Legion and loyal friends in recognition of a man who holding sacred a public trust answered duties call fearless unto . . . Map (db m187141) HM
10Texas, Archer County, Holliday — 679 — Camp Stonewall Jackson
Area Confederate veterans officially formed the Stonewall Jackson Camp #249, United Confederate Veterans, in 1897. The group purchased 106 acres located south of Holliday, along Holliday Creek, as a permanent location for meetings and reunions. . . . Map (db m187233) HM
11Texas, Archer County, Holliday — 722 — Captain John Holliday(Dec. 8, 1811 - Aug. 19, 1842)
Born Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania; came to Texas about 1835, joined Texian Army, and was one of 24 survivors of the Goliad Massacre, March 27, 1836. Joined Texian-Santa Fe Expedition, and en route to New Mexico, Aug. 4, 1841, carved his name on a . . . Map (db m187196) HM
12Texas, Archer County, Holliday — 1155 — Dad's Corner
The result of a 1923 oil boom, development of a town at this site included some twenty-two businesses, including a food stand operated by a man with the nickname "Dad", which provided a name for the settlement. Located at this crossroads were a . . . Map (db m187230) HM
13Texas, Archer County, Holliday — 2172 — Geraldine(1 Mile East)
In 1901, after failing to locate suitable land in Oklahoma, the American Tribune New Colony Company of Indianapolis acquired over 59,000 acres in this area for an immigration project. A post office was established in March 1902, and by grand . . . Map (db m187227) HM
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14Texas, Archer County, Holliday — 14861 — Maggie and Herod "Pap" Simpson
The town of Holliday was officially organized near Holliday Creek in 1890, when the city was platted. The Wichita Valley Railway was built through the area, and a post office was established. In that same year, Maggie Elizabeth Holt and H.W. Simpson . . . Map (db m128750) HM
15Texas, Archer County, Markley — Indian Exodus 1859
On August 3, 1859 US Indian Agent Robt. S. Neighbors passed this way and camped near here with 1,051 Indians, carts, wagons, cattle, horses and four companies of US Cavalry and Infantry en route to Indian Territory Oklahoma to relocate the tribes . . . Map (db m157928) HM
16Texas, Archer County, Megargel — 12946 — Megargel
In 1910, thirty years after the Texas Legislature created Archer County, the Gulf, Texas & Western Railroad began extending its track from Jacksboro to Seymour. That year the Trinity Townsite Company laid out a new town along the tracks on land . . . Map (db m187149) HM
17Texas, Archer County, Megargel — 3861 — On Route of the Comanche Exodus
After living 1854-58 on the reservation set aside by State of Texas near Camp Cooper (30 mi. SW), the Comanche Indians with their goods were removed to Oklahoma. Near this spot on a head branch of Kickapoo Creek (so named, 1830) the . . . Map (db m187150) HM
18Texas, Archer County, Olney — 5313 — The Confluence of the Brazos, Trinity, and Red River Watersheds
The Trinity, a major Texas river rises 250 yards west of this 1250-foot mound. South of this site water drains to the Brazos, and north and west to the Red. This high point has been important in Texas history. It guided Capt. Diego Parilla to battle . . . Map (db m187147) HM
19Texas, Archer County, Scotland — 2677 — J. H. Meurer Home
German native John H. Meurer (b. 1850) settled his family in this area about 1900 when he became a land agent for H. J. Scott of the Clark and Plumb Company. In selling over 60,000 acres of land, Meurer helped to establish the towns of Windthorst . . . Map (db m157893) HM
 
 
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Feb. 7, 2023