“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Montague County, Texas

Clickable Map of Montague 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> Montague County, TX (23) Clay County, TX (4) Cooke County, TX (28) Jack County, TX (25) Wise County, TX (53) Jefferson County, OK (5) Love County, OK (4)  MontagueCounty(23) Montague County (23)  ClayCounty(4) Clay County (4)  CookeCounty(28) Cooke County (28)  JackCounty(25) Jack County (25)  WiseCounty(53) Wise County (53)  JeffersonCountyOklahoma(5) Jefferson County (5)  LoveCounty(4) Love County (4)
Montague is the county seat for Montague County
Adjacent to Montague County, Texas
      Clay County (4)  
      Cooke County (28)  
      Jack County (25)  
      Wise County (53)  
      Jefferson County, Oklahoma (5)  
      Love County, Oklahoma (4)  
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1 Texas, Montague County, Bowie — 16324 — Elmwood Cemetery
Early settler James W. Stallings donated the first portion of land for the establishment of a cemetery for area residents at this site in 1880. Two years later, the town of Bowie was platted near the cemetery site, along the route of the Fort Worth . . . Map (db m119325) HM
2 Texas, Montague County, Bowie — 1791 — First National Bank of Bowie
The oldest financial institution in Montague County, this bank was chartered on March 10, 1890, eight years after the town of Bowie was created on the line of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway. Beginning with an initial capital of $50,000, it . . . Map (db m88890) HM
3 Texas, Montague County, Bowie — 2521 — Home County of Governor James V. Allred(March 29, 1899-Sept. 24, 1959)
Vigorous, forthright and humane Chief Executive of Texas in years 1935-1939. Born in Bowie, one of nine children of Renne and Mary Henson Allred worked in youth as a soda pop bottler, shoeshine boy, newsboy. Attended local schools, Rice University, . . . Map (db m120183) HM
4 Texas, Montague County, Bowie — 3437 — Montague County
. . . Map (db m119787) HM
5 Texas, Montague County, Montague — 33 — 1927 Montague County Jail
The third structure to serve as Montague County Jail, this building was erected by the Southern Prison Company of San Antonio in 1927. The first floor contained living quarters for the jailer and his family, and six prison cells were maintained on . . . Map (db m187223) HM
6 Texas, Montague County, Montague — 18666 — Montague Catholic Cemetery
Settlers from mountain provinces of Northern Italy began arriving in Montague in the early 1880s. The families of Barretto Raimondi, Jack Fenoglio, Antonio Perona and Charlie Corado were among the earliest here. By the early 1900s, there were as . . . Map (db m118540) HM
7 Texas, Montague County, Montague — 3436 — Montague Cemetery
The first known settlers in Montague County arrived in 1849. After the county was formed in 1857, the City of Montague was created a year later to serve as county seat. The town grew slowly at first, but by 1871 was developing rapidly and . . . Map (db m187221) HM
8 Texas, Montague County, Montague — 17656 — Montague County Courthouse
Montague County was created in Dec. 1857 and organized in Aug. 1858. A log cabin and a frame store served as temporary courthouses. Fires destroyed a two-story frame building (1873) and a two-story stone courthouse (1884). In that same year, . . . Map (db m187222) HM
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9 Texas, Montague County, Montague — 3439 — Montague Pioneer Memorial
Montague County 1858-1958 Commemorating All Pioneer Families By their perseverance and suffering they helped make Texas a better place in which to live We honor these known and those unknown who gave their lives or were . . . Map (db m187224) HM
10 Texas, Montague County, Montague — 5604 — United Methodist Church of Montague
In 1872 The Rev. John F. Denton, a Methodist missionary, preached in Montague. The next year four members under the leadership of The Rev. Joseph Clinton Weaver (1846-1924) began this fellowship. W.T. and E.A. Waybourn deeded two acres in 1878 on . . . Map (db m121573) HM
11 Texas, Montague County, Nocona — 789 — Central Christian Church
This sanctuary was constructed in 1894, six years after Central Christian Church was founded by The Rev. M.F. Smith. Built by craftsmen Roger Brothers and R. Chenowith, the Gothic Revival structure was one of the first of its style to appear in this . . . Map (db m119338) HM
12 Texas, Montague County, Nocona — Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones
Millstones used at Josh Howard Cotton Gin and Gristmill located ¼ mile west of Bonita, Texas Circa 1878-1900Map (db m96912) HM
13 Texas, Montague County, Nocona — Frontier Montague County Trails & Mail Routes
Side 1 With this marker the curtain of time has been removed. The trails and mail routes made across the county by traders, prospectors, soldiers, homesteaders, stagecoach drivers, surveyors, freighters and drovers with their . . . Map (db m96910) HM
14 Texas, Montague County, Nocona — 4219 — Red River Station / Texas Civil War Frontier DefenseC.S.A. / 1861 — 1865
Front Red River Station C.S.A. Established 9 miles northwest 1861 as Civil War outpost near major buffalo and Indian crossing local soldiers, determined to guard edge of settlement against Indian . . . Map (db m96689) HM
15 Texas, Montague County, Nocona — 4922 — Site of the 1759 Taovayo Victory Over Spain
Col. Diego Ortiz Parilla, a commandant of Presidio San Saba (near the later site of Menard) had grave Indian problems in 1759. Priests and others were killed in Comanche attacks on Mission San Saba. Comanches and their friends were allied to . . . Map (db m119479) HM
16 Texas, Montague County, Nocona — 5000 — Spanish Fort
The town of Spanish Fort occupies the site of an ancient Taovayas Indian village. Scene of first severe defeat in Texas of Spanish troops by Indians in 1759. Named Fort Teodoro in 1778 by De Mezieres in honor of Teodoro De Croix, . . . Map (db m119481) HM
17 Texas, Montague County, Ringgold — 1360 — Early Trails in Montague County
Lying on a direct line of travel from the United States to Mexico, California, and points west, the area now Montague County was once a network of trails. One of the first area roads forged by white men was the Chihuahua Traders' Trail of . . . Map (db m187220) HM
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18 Texas, Montague County, Ringgold — 2479 — Highways Paved With Gold
From the immemorial man has searched for a land where streets were paved with gold. As early as the 16th Century he was in Texas, lured by Indian reports of "Seven Cities of Gold." They never were found. But they provided the basis for legends of . . . Map (db m187219) HM
19 Texas, Montague County, Saint Jo — Head of Elm(Saint Jo) — Historic Camp Site —
Head of Elm (Saint Jo) Historic Camp Site for 1849 Capt. Randolph B. Marcy on Government Survey Trip 1854 Capt. John Pope Surveying Proposed Federal R.R. 1855 U.S. 2nd Cavalry Under Col. Albert Sidney Johnson en . . . Map (db m96758) HM
20 Texas, Montague County, Saint Jo — 17952 — Illinois Bend School
Located in the bend of the Red River in northeast Montague County, Illinois Bend received an official title in 1877. By the 1890s, Illinois Bend was a thriving community where cotton farming swelled the population. Many churches and schools were . . . Map (db m87099) HM
21 Texas, Montague County, Saint Jo — 5133 — Stonewall Saloon
Built 1873 as saloon and trail drivers' rest stop. After county prohibition, 1897, housed offices and bank. Named after Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson. Town's first permanent building, originally of native stone. Stuccoed in 1930's; wooden facade . . . Map (db m212485) HM
22 Texas, Montague County, Saint Jo — 17563 — The Phillips House
In 1873, James Hoback (J.H.) and Margaret Day Phillips moved from Illinois to Texas by wagon train with their children. J.H. was instrumental in the early social, religious and economic development of Saint Jo. He owned and operated a general store . . . Map (db m128693) HM
23 Texas, Montague County, Saint Jo — 5538 — Town of Saint Jo
One of oldest towns in Montague County. Founded in 1850s, during great California Gold Rush, by E.S. and Ithane Singletary (Brothers) and John Hughes, who hoped to find gold here. The community they started became known as "Head of Elm" for its . . . Map (db m96760) HM
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Jun. 6, 2023