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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mobeetie, Texas
Location of Mobeetie, Texas
► Wheeler County (41) ► Collingsworth County (15) ► Donley County (32) ► Gray County (28) ► Hemphill County (35) ► Roberts County (11) ► Beckham County, Oklahoma (14) ► Roger Mills County, Oklahoma (3)
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|Fort Elliott, established June 5, 1875 to help keep Native Americans on their Indian territory reservations, was partially garrisoned by African American soldiers called “Buffalo Soldiers” by Native Americans. Various companies of the . . . — — Map (db m93727) HM|
|Great peace officer of era of early settlement in Texas Panhandle. (During his term in office, lived near this site).
Born in Greensboro, Alabama. During the Civil War, 1861-1865, was one of most daring scouts in famous guerrilla command of . . . — — Map (db m93708) HM|
|First county judge in Texas Panhandle and in Wheeler County, Dubbs was born in Ohio. Came to know Texas as a buffalo hunter, and was in famous Indian Battle of Adobe Walls, 1874. Gained wide respect when, as judge, he had a lawless U.S. marshal . . . — — Map (db m93701) HM|
|First stood about a mile to the northwest, at Fort Elliott, established 1875 to protect the Texas Panhandle from Indians.
J. J. Long, teamster-merchant, who arrived with the soldiers, was hired to provide a flagpole for the fort. In cedar breaks . . . — — Map (db m93702) HM|
|First judge of the 35th District, then comprising entire Panhandle. Born in Indiana, he came to Texas in search of new horizons.
As judge, from 1881 to 1890, his honesty, keen wit, and ample figure inspired many anecdotes. His two sons, Newton . . . — — Map (db m93704) HM|
|Oldest town in Texas Panhandle. Originally a trading post, 2 miles south, 1874; moved nearer to Fort Elliott, 1875. Earlier called Sweetwater, was renamed in 1879.
Courthouse was completed by Mark Huselby, first county tax assessor, and other . . . — — Map (db m93709) HM|
|Mobeetie cemetery is the first known established cemetery in the Texas panhandle. It was born of necessity, established as a final resting place for those whose journey ended in Mobeetie, which evolved from an 1875 hunter’s camp and nearby army . . . — — Map (db m93699) HM|
|Soon after Wheeler County was organized in 1879, a Union church was formed at Old Mobeetie (2 mi S). On April 2, 1894, the 13 Baptist members of the fellowship organized this church. Services were held in public buildings until 1919, when a . . . — — Map (db m93713) HM|
|Early mail service in Wheeler County was established at Fort Elliott. In 1879, a U.S. post office opened in the town of Mobeetie, previously known as Sweetwater. George A. Montgomery served as the first postmaster. In 1928, after the town moved . . . — — Map (db m93725) HM|
|Mobeetie developed from a buffalo hunters camp established in 1874 and Fort Elliott, which opened in 1875. Methodists Peter Gravis and J.T. Hosmer preached in the town in 1881, and by 1884, Mobeetie had a mission Methodist congregation. An 1898 . . . — — Map (db m93711) HM|
| First substantial home in Wheeler County, built across creek from Hidetown, buffalo hunter's post, about 1875 for first sheriff Henry Fleming. Rock quarried nearby. Ell of four 14 foot square rooms. Was considered a mansion. Served the county . . . — — Map (db m153876) HM|
|First jail in Panhandle of Texas. Central holding place for badmen. Built at cost of $18,500, including $1200 for a hangman's device put in to meet state requirement. Stone quarried on farm of Emanuel Dubbs, first . . . — — Map (db m93700) HM|
Near this site Sept 12, 1874 Kiowa and Comanche fought Maj Wm R Price
at the Battle of Sweetwater Creek Arrow Sculptor: Charles A. Smith
— — Map (db m153569) HM|
|Established June 5, 1875. One of the last forts established in Texas for the purpose of clearing the region of Indians. Around it Mobeetie, rendezvous of buffalo hunters and trappers grew up. The post was abandoned in 1889. — — Map (db m48385) HM|
|Brilliant attorney and state senator from this county, 1885-1887. Son of Texas hero Sam Houston.
Old courthouse where he practiced law and his home were both near here. He gave dedicatory speech for Texas Capitol in 1888.
Married Laura Cross . . . — — Map (db m93705) HM|