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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Young County, Texas

Clickable Map of Young 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> Young County, TX (44) Archer County, TX (19) Baylor County, TX (7) Jack County, TX (25) Palo Pinto County, TX (28) Stephens County, TX (9) Throckmorton County, TX (11)  YoungCounty(44) Young County (44)  ArcherCounty(19) Archer County (19)  BaylorCounty(7) Baylor County (7)  JackCounty(25) Jack County (25)  PaloPintoCounty(28) Palo Pinto County (28)  StephensCounty(9) Stephens County (9)  ThrockmortonCounty(11) Throckmorton County (11)
Graham is the county seat for Young County
Adjacent to Young County, Texas
      Archer County (19)  
      Baylor County (7)  
      Jack County (25)  
      Palo Pinto County (28)  
      Stephens County (9)  
      Throckmorton County (11)  
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1 Texas, Young County, Bunger — 2228 — Gooseneck Cemetery
Named for a bend in the Brazos River, this cemetery first served pioneers of the Gooseneck community. Land for the burial ground was donated by Kentucky native George Washington Fore (1823-1903) and his son, John Silas Fore (1851-1931), who became . . . Map (db m144946) HM
2 Texas, Young County, Graham — 85 — Addie M. Graham
Born in Indiana in 1843, Agnes Mary ("Addie") Kinter married Edwin Smith Graham in 1865. Upon hearing of the opportunities for land development in Texas, Graham traveled to Texas many times during the 1870s. In 1872, he and his brother, G.A., . . . Map (db m108773) HM
3 Texas, Young County, Graham — 156 — An 1890 Bank Building
Irish quarrymen mined stone for this Victorian structure on Bower's Hill (2 mi. N), near home of a bank director, L.J. Bower. With its fine quality masonry and woodwork, the bank building added dignity to the courthouse square. An abstract firm and . . . Map (db m200244) HM
4 Texas, Young County, Graham — 493 — Brazos Indian Reservation School
Operated for Indian children living on Brazos Reservation, a 37,000-acre refuge created by state in 1854. Here over 1,000 Anadarko, Caddo, Delaware, Ioni, Shawnee, Tawakoni, and Tonkawa people lived, farming and acting as U.S. Army scouts. Despite . . . Map (db m218654) HM
5 Texas, Young County, Graham — 493 — Brazos Indian Reservation School (1858-1859)(Site 1.5 Miles South)
Operated for Indian children living on Brazos Reservation, a 37,000-acre refuge created by state in 1854. Here over 1,000 Anadarko, Caddo, Delaware, Ioni, Shawnee, Tawakoni, and Tonkawa people lived, farming and acting as U.S. Army scouts. . . . Map (db m200387) HM
6 Texas, Young County, Graham — 494 — Brazos River Indian Reservation
In February 1854 the Texas Legislature designated 12 Spanish Leagues (or 53,136 acres) of land to be maintained as Indian Reservations by the federal government. In August 1854, Major Robert S. Neighbors, United States supervising Indian agent, and . . . Map (db m200389) HM
7 Texas, Young County, Graham — 765 — Cattle Raisers Association Oak
In Commemoration of the Organization Under This Oak by 40 Men of the Cattle Raisers Association of Texas on February 15-16, 1877 Its First Officers Were: C.L. Carter, President J.D. Smith, Vice President J.C. Loving, Secretary S.J. . . . Map (db m200380) HM
8 Texas, Young County, Graham — 1339 — Early Church of Graham
Erected in 1885 for use by the First Baptist Church (established 1880). Dedicated May 10 at service preached by elder W.M. Farmer. Originally structure had a bell tower and its red brick was not painted. Land was donated by Col. E.S. Graham, . . . Map (db m200249) HM
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9 Texas, Young County, Graham — 1788 — First National Bank in Graham
South Carolina native W.C. Beckham (1825-1895) came to Graham from Florida in the 1880s. He opened a mercantile store on the north side of the town square and soon began making short-term loans to his customers. That practice led to the creation of . . . Map (db m200215) HM
10 Texas, Young County, Graham — 13743 — Graham Post Office
Built in 1935-1936 at a cost of $60,000, this was the seventh and first long-term post office in Graham. It was one of a number of depression-era federally funded projects built in the city. An excellent example of a Moderne style post office of the . . . Map (db m200197) HM
11 Texas, Young County, Graham — Hero
He Will Remain Here to Represent All War Dogs Past and Present That Have Served to Protect Our Freedom.Map (db m200195) WM
12 Texas, Young County, Graham — 3476 — Morrison Funeral Home
Mississippi native John Edward Morrison (1848-1926) and his family moved to Texas in 1874, settling first in Tarrant County. They arrived in Young County in 1876, and Morrison purchased several tracts of land. By January 1877 he had opened a . . . Map (db m200214) HM
13 Texas, Young County, Graham — National Theatre
Has Been Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1993Map (db m200217) HM
14 Texas, Young County, Graham — 4398 — Ryus Store Building
Druggist Joseph E. Ryus (1848-1909) built this structure of locally made bricks in 1879 after his frame store on this lot burned. The large room above Ryus's Drugstore served as Judge Andrew P. McCormick's first courtroom in 1879 when Graham was . . . Map (db m200213) HM
15 Texas, Young County, Graham — Shawnee Springs
Campsite of Indians and early settlers. Also water supply of town of Graham when founded 1872. From here water was hauled in barrels to homes in the area and women used these springs to wash clothes with sand as soap and trees and bushes as . . . Map (db m200388) HM
16 Texas, Young County, Graham — 4899 — Site of Third County Courthouse
Young County was organized in 1856 with Belknap designated as county seat. After retreat of frontier troops during Civil War, county records were moved to Jacksboro 1865 during renewed Indian trouble. County was reorganized 1874 with Graham, county . . . Map (db m200196) HM
17 Texas, Young County, Graham — 5095 — Standpipe Mountain
Rising 1160 feet above sea level as part of the Belknap Range, Standpipe Mountain is the western peak of the twin mountains, which dominate the surrounding landscape. It was included in the land purchased in 1872 by E.S. and G.A. Graham, for whom . . . Map (db m200191) HM
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18 Texas, Young County, Graham — 5457 — The Young County Jail(1878-1921)
This jail was built with two stories in 1878. The jailer lived downstairs, and above were two cells - one with a steel cage for maximum security. There were many dramatic jailbreaks, with lives lost on both sides of the law. In 1881, killer Jack . . . Map (db m200192) HM
19 Texas, Young County, Graham — To the Confederate Soldiers Of Young County
Erected September 1916 by the Fitzhugh Lee Chapter, U.D.C. of Graham and Citizens to the Confederate Soldiers of Young CountyMap (db m200246) WM
20 Texas, Young County, Graham — Young County Armed Forces Memorial
In Honor of the Men & Women of Young County Who Have Served in the United States Armed Forces. This Plaza Is a Testament to the Spirit of Patriotism in All the Men & Women Who Volunteered to Boldly Defend, Loyally Uphold and Valiantly . . . Map (db m200194) WM
21 Texas, Young County, Markley — 3220 — Markley Cemetery Decoration Day
Cemetery was begun in 1881, with interment of M. C. Norfleet, adjacent to the old Plum Grove School. By 1890, the burial ground had fallen to neglect. A group of men from the surrounding rural community, including J. C. Calvin, J. W. Cox, R. E. . . . Map (db m156029) HM
22 Texas, Young County, Markley — 5432 — The Stone Houses
Named for shapes resembling teepees; an Indian ceremonial ground, yielding war paint. In famed "Battle of Stone Houses," Nov. 10, 1837, Lt. A. Van Benthousen and 18 Rangers (hunting stolen horses) were attacked 1.5 miles west of here by 150 . . . Map (db m156030) HM
23 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 3375 — A Military Road (Fort Belknap - Fort Worth)
Past This Point Extended in 1851 A Military Road Connecting Fort Belknap and Fort Worth. Over it passed troops, travelers, and supplies for the frontier posts.Map (db m93487) HM
24 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 649 — Camp Belknap, C.S.A.
Confederate frontier post Camp Belknap located this vicinity. Local soldiers, determined to guard edge of settlement against Indian raids, Union invasion from Indian Territory, joined Frontier Regiment of Texas Cavalry and Rangers. Chain of posts . . . Map (db m93558) HM
25 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 1085 — Colonel William C. Young1812 – 1862
County Named for Texas Confederate Colonel William C. Young 1812 – 1862 Tennessee lawyer, U.S. Marshal, Frontier Texas Ranger, Annexation Convention member 1845, Colonel Mexican War. During Civil War raised and commanded 11th Texas . . . Map (db m93532) HM
26 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 1004 — Common Grave
Three youths slain by Indians in an Elm Creek raid, July 17, 1867: Rice Carlton, age 19; Reuben Johnson, born 1847, son of J. Allen Johnson; Patrick Euell Proffitt, born March 7, 1848, son of Robert S. Proffitt. John Proffitt, a brother, was . . . Map (db m93411) HM
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27 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — Fort Belknap
Two Miles Southwest to Fort Belknap Established in 1850 The largest military post in northern Texas until the Civil War. The first county seat of Young County. A station on the Southern Overland Mail Line connecting . . . Map (db m93449) HM
28 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — Fort Belknap
Established Nov. 1851 for the U.S. Army by Gen. Wm. G. Belknap and located by Capt. R.B. Marcy.      This Post – One of the most important in Texas at that time was maintained by the U.S. Army until 1867 for the protection of early settlers . . . Map (db m93514) HM
29 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — Fort Belknap Memorial
Built with stones from the original fort, this monument was completed November 3, 1995 on the 144th birthday of Fort Belknap at its present location. Erected to the memory of the U.S., Texas and Confederate troops who served here. Dedicated by the . . . Map (db m93534) WM
30 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 2384 — Harmonson Rancho
Kentucky native Peter Harmonson (1797-1865) came to Texas in 1845 as a settler in the Peters Colony. The following year he helped form Denton County, where he served as the first sheriff. In 1854 he brought his family here and established a ranch . . . Map (db m93450) HM
31 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 730 — In Memory of Proffitt, Carlton, and Johnson
In memory of Patrick Euell Proffitt, Rice Carlton & Rueben Johnson, Three 19 year old boys killed In one of the Elm Creek Indian raids, July 17, 1867Map (db m93413) HM
32 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 2636 — Indian Raid on Elm Creek, C.S.A.
Indian troubles continually plagued the Texas frontier in the Civil War, with great loss in lives and property. One of the most serious raids occurred near here on Oct. 13, 1864, at Fitzpatrick Ranch. Comanches killed seven ranch people and . . . Map (db m93414) HM
33 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 12698 — Joseph Alfred Woolfolk
A native of Kentucky, Joseph Alfred Woolfolk (1836-1918) earned a law degree from the University of Louisville in 1856. He moved to Belknap, Texas, in 1858, and was hired by the Texas Emigration and Land Company to survey land grants in the Peters . . . Map (db m93448) HM
34 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 3194 — Major Robert S. Neighbors
As Indian agent, forceful peacemaker and humanist, Maj. Neighbors had more influence over Texas’ Indians than any other man of his era; came to Texas in 1836. He served as quartermaster in Texas Army, 1839-41. While on Texas Ranger duty in San . . . Map (db m93515) HM
35 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 18389 — Major Robert Simpson Neighbors
Who served in the Army of Texas, 1836 • Captured by General Woll, 1842 • U.S. Indian agent, 1845 • Born in Virginia, November 3, 1815 • Died September 14, 1859Map (db m93560) HM
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36 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 3374 — Military Road (Fort Belknap - Fort Phantom Hill)
Past this Point Extended a Military Road Surveyed in 1849 by Colonel J.E. Johnson who was detailed by the U.S. War Department to locate the most feasible route from Red River to El Paso. From 1851 to 1854 it connected two frontier . . . Map (db m93559) HM
37 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 3376 — Military Road (Fort Belknap - San Antonio)
Past this Point Extended a Military Road Connecting Fort Belknap and San Antonio. Blazed in 1851 by Lieutenant Francis T. Bryan of the U.S. Army. Traveled by troops, supply trains and frontier settlers.Map (db m93535) HM
38 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 3729 — Old Fort Belknap Powder Magazine
Best preserved of the original structures at Fort Belknap. The fort, named for its builder, Brig. Gen. W.G. Belknap (1794-1851), was one of the frontier posts placed by the Federal government along a line from the Red River to the Rio Grande to . . . Map (db m93557) HM
39 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 4131 — Proffitt Cemetery
Members of the Robert Smith Proffitt family came to this area about 1862 and established homes. A son, John Proffitt (1846-1925), amassed large landholdings and built a gin and other businesses. The developing community was named Proffitt. At its . . . Map (db m93410) HM
40 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — Proffitt Cemetery Veterans
In Memory of Proffitt Cemetery Veterans Blanton, James Herod - C.S.A. Civil War World War IBellomy, W.B. • Bradshaw, Clay • Cagle, C.V. (Dugan) • Denton, Orville (Sonny) • Heard, Frank • Holbert, Worth • Perry, C.R. (Russell) • . . . Map (db m93412) WM
41 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 587 — The Butterfield Overland Stages
Connecting St. Louis and San Francisco with weekly service, 1858-1861, traversed this county with a station at Fort BelknapMap (db m93489) HM
42 Texas, Young County, Newcastle — 5507 — Tonkawa Scouts, C.S.A.
By the time of the Civil War, 1861-65, Texans knew the horrors of Indian warfare. Hostile tribes made a business of stealing horses, cattle, women and children. The paths they followed in the “bright Comanche moons” were marked by . . . Map (db m93556) HM
43 Texas, Young County, Woodson — 3540 — Murray Methodist Church
When early pioneer Thomas Price purchased land in the old Fish Creek community in 1874, he found an abandoned log cabin which, along with his neighbors, he repaired and designated for use as a church. Early settlers, regardless of denominational . . . Map (db m93562) HM
44 Texas, Young County, Woodson — 13745 — Tyra Graveyard - Murray Community Cemetery
Pioneer residents of this area called their community Fish Creek until 1880, when a U.S. post office was established and named for the local postmaster, J.J. Murray. This cemetery dates to May 6, 1884, when the infant child of Russell and Rosa Bell . . . Map (db m93561) HM
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Jun. 6, 2023