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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Frio County, Texas
Adjacent to Frio County, Texas
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| Known as Big Foot Wallace • Defender of Texas and Texans • As Soldier Ranger and Mail Rider, He Protected the Advancing Frontier • Died January 7, 1899 Erected by the State of Texas 1936 — — Map (db m162717) HM|
| Came to Texas in 1834 Wounded at San Jacinto Born in Tennessee in 1809 Died in 1863 Erected by the State of Texas 1936 — — Map (db m162729) HM|
|This site was deeded to the Moore Catholic Church in 1902 by Ben Duncan, who also gave land for the church structure. Burials occurred before the land was donated. The earliest known grave is that of Christine Tehas (1819-1894). Mostly Spanish names . . . — — Map (db m106510) HM|
| First public burial ground in community. Before its founding people were buried in private plots, church cemeteries, or in public graveyards outside this precinct. In 1896 Moses Veith deeded five acres of land for use as a community cemetery. . . . — — Map (db m162647) HM|
| This monument was erected 2002 A.D by the American Legion Post No. 5 to honor the memory of all citizens of Frio County who offered their lives to protect our freedom by serving in the armed forces of the United States of America — — Map (db m162766) WM|
| Lying in one of the first areas in Texas to be explored by the Spanish, in 1690, Frio County was created in 1858 and organized in 1871. Frio City, laid out 1871, was the first county seat, but surrendered the title to Pearsall, on the . . . — — Map (db m162736) HM|
| Home of Pachal Indians before Spaniards arrived in Mexico (1519). First area explorer was Alonso de Leon, 1690, searching for Fort St. Louis founded by La Salle. Upper Presidio Road - Artery of travel from Saltillo, Mexico, to East Texas - . . . — — Map (db m162751) HM|
| The Frio Lodge was organized with seven members in 1873 in the town of Frio City (16 mi. NW) and was chartered the following year. The first Worshipful Master was John B. McMahon, a pioneer area settler who had served as head of the Grand Lodge of . . . — — Map (db m162742) HM|
| Oldest building in town. Built in 1884 for $11,000. Style typical of era. Used as Jail and Jailer's residence until 1967. Second story and part of the first housed Jail. Two separate cells were added in 1885 for female or juvenile prisoners or for . . . — — Map (db m162759) HM|
| Organized on March 31, 1884, in home of Mrs. Mary Dorsey. Elders: Dr. J.R. Boyd, James Ferries, James Thompson; Trustees: C.W. Gribble, R.J. Harkness, J.S. Powell, E.B. Rutledge, James Thompson. First pastor was the Rev. W.S. Wright. Church . . . — — Map (db m162757) HM|