“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 Buffalo Gap, Texas

Clickable Map of Taylor 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> Taylor County, TX (90) Callahan County, TX (44) Coleman County, TX (36) Fisher County, TX (8) Jones County, TX (35) Nolan County, TX (23) Runnels County, TX (53)  TaylorCounty(90) Taylor County (90)  CallahanCounty(44) Callahan County (44)  ColemanCounty(36) Coleman County (36)  FisherCounty(8) Fisher County (8)  JonesCounty(35) Jones County (35)  NolanCounty(23) Nolan County (23)  RunnelsCounty(53) Runnels County (53)
Abilene is the county seat for Taylor County
Buffalo Gap is in Taylor County
      Taylor County (90)  
      Callahan County (44)  
      Coleman County (36)  
      Fisher County (8)  
      Jones County (35)  
      Nolan County (23)  
      Runnels County (53)  
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1 Texas, Taylor County, Buffalo Gap — 559 — Buffalo Gap Cemetery
Oldest public cemetery in Taylor County; used by residents of Buffalo Gap even before the earliest known headstones were erected about 1877. In the older section of the ten-acre plot are 146 graves, many of Civil War veterans and pioneer . . . Map (db m74794) HM
2 Texas, Taylor County, Buffalo Gap — 560 — Buffalo Gap CollegeIn Operation 1885-1902; Site Two Blocks West
Founded 1885 by Presbyterian Church. Institution previously operated as a high school. In peak year, over 300 pupils, many from distant places, attended. First president was W.H. White. College had greatest success under J.M. Wagstaff. . . . Map (db m74717) HM
3 Texas, Taylor County, Buffalo Gap — 2626 — In Vicinity of Coronado's Camp
In 1541, the Spanish explorer Coronado is thought to have passed this way en route from New Mexico to the fabled Indian villages of “Quivira”, though his path across vast Texas plains is now difficult to determine. Upon finding that . . . Map (db m77745) HM
4 Texas, Taylor County, Buffalo Gap — 1597 — Taylor County
. . . Map (db m74761) HM
5 Texas, Taylor County, Buffalo Gap — 12511 — The Civilian Conservation Corps at Abilene State Park
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the U.S. Congress created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933 to provide jobs on public lands for unemployed workers, specifically young men and World War I veterans. Quick to recognize the benefits of . . . Map (db m79332) HM
6 Texas, Taylor County, Buffalo Gap — 1497 — The Ernie Wilson Museum
Located in Taylor County's historic first courthouse and jail. Although Taylor County was organized in July 1878, the building was not completed until May 20, 1880 because of Indian scares and lack of funds. Scene of frequent jail breaks, . . . Map (db m74762) HM
7 Texas, Taylor County, Buffalo Gap — 5523 — Town of Buffalo Gap
Probably named for the pass in Callahan Divide (Mountains) crossed by thousands of buffalo that once inhabited this area. Besides providing the native Apache and Comanche Indians with food, buffaloes drew the first white hunters here about . . . Map (db m74716) HM
8 Texas, Taylor County, Buffalo Gap — 5647 — Vicinity of Indian Fight
On Aug. 29, 1863, Indian raiders (probably Comanches) coming north from Mason County, with stolen horses, were caught a mile east of Buffalo Gap by Lt. T.C. Wright and eleven State troopers. The outnumbered soldiers were forced to attack up a . . . Map (db m74715) HM
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Dec. 5, 2023