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
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
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
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
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
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
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