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Historical Markers in Jack County, Texas

Clickable Map of Jack County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Jack County, TX (25) Archer County, TX (19) Clay County, TX (4) Montague County, TX (23) Palo Pinto County, TX (28) Parker County, TX (50) Wise County, TX (53) Young County, TX (44)  JackCounty(25) Jack County (25)  ArcherCounty(19) Archer County (19)  ClayCounty(4) Clay County (4)  MontagueCounty(23) Montague County (23)  PaloPintoCounty(28) Palo Pinto County (28)  ParkerCounty(50) Parker County (50)  WiseCounty(53) Wise County (53)  YoungCounty(44) Young County (44)
Jacksboro is the county seat for Jack County
Adjacent to Jack County, Texas
      Archer County (19)  
      Clay County (4)  
      Montague County (23)  
      Palo Pinto County (28)  
      Parker County (50)  
      Wise County (53)  
      Young County (44)  
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1 Texas, Jack County, Bryson — 551 — Bryson
Jack County petroleum capital founder, Henry E. Bryson (Sept. 1, 1839– Oct. 25, 1909), a Civil War veteran, farmer and stockraiser, built first log cabin here in 1878. After Bryson post office was established in 1882, the town developed as a center . . . Map (db m200189) HM
2 Texas, Jack County, Bryson — Henry E. Bryson's Home
This is Henry E. Bryson's home. The log cabin was the first one built in Bryson, Texas, in 1878. Henry E. Bryson moved here with his wife, Mary A. Bryson, and three of their children including Anderson Doak Bryson, Kate Bryson Moore and Bessie . . . Map (db m200161) HM
3 Texas, Jack County, Bryson — 2729 — James Madison McCloud
Tennessee native James Madison McCloud (b. 1845) served with an Alabama cavalry unit during the Civil War. In 1881 he moved to Texas with his wife Ruth Elizabeth (Sampley) and children. Shortly after settling in the Bryson vicinity in the spring of . . . Map (db m200187) HM
4 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 416 — Birthplace of Texas 4-H Clubs(About 1 Mi. NE)
First Texas Boys' Corn Club was founded in Jacksboro, 1908, by Tom M. Marks (1865-1906), first Jack County agent. This was a forerunner of U.S. 4-H clubs, now international, and part of the cooperative extension service. Lack of adult interest in a . . . Map (db m220234) HM
5 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
6 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 1600 — First Bank Building in County
Built 1897 of native stone from Lost Creek Quarry, on land of H.H. McConnell, a soldier at Fort Richardson, author of "Five Years a Cavalryman". Local firm, Risley Brothers, built the bank. Architecture is outstanding. First National Bank had . . . Map (db m220235) HM
7 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
8 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
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9 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
10 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 2009 — Fort Richardson
Established November 26, 1867 by the United States Army to defend the frontier against the Indians. A mail station on the Butterfield Overland Stage Line 1858-1861. Abandoned as a military post May 23, 1878Map (db m138158) HM
11 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 2010 — Fort Richardson Cavalry Post Hospital, 1867
In fort built to halt Indian depredations in North Texas. One of buildings and units on inspection in May 1871 by Gen. Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, when news came of massacre of Warren Wagon Train, 24 miles northwest. Killers, later found at Fort Sill, . . . Map (db m137873) HM
12 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 2011 — Fort Richardson Hotel
Built by H. J. Hensley and L. A. Wilson, 1899, on site, old Wichita House, run by Mrs. Francis Duke. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967Map (db m220237) HM
13 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 2087 — G. D. Cross(1855 - 1941)
Born in Arkansas. Served in Hunter's Texas Ranger Company 1873-1874, helping remove Indians from Texas. Later became merchant and farmer. Married Mary A. E. Shawver, 1881. Had 13 children. Built this picnic table (where his ranger unit once . . . Map (db m138159) HM
14 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 2698 — Jack County
Created 1856. Organized 1857. Named for W.H. and P.C. Jack, brothers and patriots in the Texas Revolution. Butterfield Overland Mail, 1858-1861, had 3 stage stops in county. In 1861, Jack County voted against secession, 76-14. Most men fought . . . Map (db m137876) HM
15 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 2700 — Jacksboro's First Railroad Depot
Built 1898 of native stone by Risley Brothers of Jacksboro, for the Chicago, Rock Island & Texas Railway, on site bought from F. F. Foscue (1819-1906), a Texas legislator, owner of Fort Richardson lands. In typical railroad architecture, the depot . . . Map (db m220238) HM
16 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 2714 — James B. DosherMay 2, 1826 - January 27, 1901
James B. Dosher moved to Texas in 1847 and served in Cureton's Company of the Texas Rangers. Discharged in 1848, he married Velma Eddings in 1851. They settled in Jack County in early 1855 and worked their farm south of Jacksboro. Dosher also served . . . Map (db m127639) HM
17 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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18 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 3674 — Officers' Quarters
Built in 1867 of lumber cut from cottonwoods growing in nearby river bottoms. One of 5 original officers' quarters. Outlasted fort's barracks and stables, which were built of small vertical timbers (pickets). Style typical of 19th century . . . Map (db m137875) HM
19 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 3743 — Old Hess Building
Built in 1898 by Crummel Oric Hess (1853-1945). Native sandstone. Contained the Hess furniture and undertaking business 43 years. Hess came to Jacksboro in 1882. Married Miss Lizzie Longmire in 1885. Was one of first licensed embalmers in . . . Map (db m138155) HM
20 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 3754 — Old Jack County Courthouse Cornerstone
Removed 1885 from third Jack County Courthouse when building was razed. Mounted here in 1966. Old Courthouse was of native limestone, quarried in Jacksboro. For its day, workmanship and stone of finest quality. Bell is also a relic of . . . Map (db m138156) HM
21 Texas, Jack County, Jacksboro — 4646 — Sewell Park
This site became Jacksboro's first park after tract here on Lost Creek was donated to city on June 25, 1921, by pioneer teacher-lumberman-rancher-public benefactor Dan Roland Sewell (1872-1957). City's first waterworks were . . . Map (db m138157) HM
22 Texas, Jack County, Jermyn — 1010 — Community of Jermyn
Located on the western edge of Lost Valley, a 20 square-mile area of Jack County, Jermyn was founded in 1909 as site of the roundhouse, depot, and office building for the Gulf, Texas & Western Railroad. It was named for J.J. Jermyn (1852-1928), . . . Map (db m200138) HM
23 Texas, Jack County, Jermyn — 1778 — First Methodist Church Jermyn, Texas
Organized November 24, 1909 by the Rev. L.D. Shawver, Pastor, in first house built in Jermyn - home of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Jones. The original trustees were J.D. Gillespie, H.T. Jinks, and W.T. Jones. This church (first in area) was built . . . Map (db m200142) HM
24 Texas, Jack County, Jermyn — 4824 — Site of Loving Ranch House
Built 1872 by J.C. Loving, the son of pioneer trail driver Oliver Loving. J.C. Loving was an organizer and first secretary of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. Organization's first office was at the ranch which was later operated by . . . Map (db m200144) HM
25 Texas, Jack County, Wizard Wells — 5884 — Wizard Wells
The Kiowa Indians first visited this location and used the mineral waters for medical purposes. George Washington Vineyard settled here in the 1870s, taking up a claim originally established by David Rowland. Vineyard dug this well for his home . . . Map (db m220233) HM
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Jun. 3, 2023