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Brady, Texas Historical Markers

 
Curtis Airfield Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
Curtis Airfield Marker
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 1136 — Curtis Airfield
On U.S. 377 0.8 miles north of County Road 405, on the left when traveling north.
Named for Harry Lamar Curtis, mayor of Brady who instigated offer of this field to the United States government during World War II. Born in 1903 in Dallas, H.L. Curtis was educated at the University of Dallas, Southern Methodist University, and . . . — Map (db m116319) HM
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 1367 — East Sweden Presbyterian Church
Near County Road 414 south of County Road 412, on the right when traveling south.
The East Sweden community was settled in the late 1880s by Swedish immigrants who had originally established homes in Williamson County. By 1889 twelve families had relocated here and built homes. Most of the settlers were Lutherans, and they held . . . — Map (db m116446) HM
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 12961 — Fife Cemetery
Near U.S. 283 0.3 miles north of Farm to Market Road 765, on the right when traveling north.
Alexander (d. 1896) and Isabella (d. 1898) Mitchell came to this area in 1878 with their children. Alex, a surveyor, farmed and ranched. Daughter Elizabeth Mitchell Bradley, a widow, reared her sons on her parents' homesite and, in 1900, deeded the . . . — Map (db m90745) HM
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 2125 — General Ben McCulloch, C.S.A.(1811 - 1862)
Near W. Main Street at N. Church Street.
Distinguished Ranger, frontier surveyor, Indian fighter, lawman, statesman and military commander. Born in Tennessee. Followed David Crockett to Texas to fight in War for Independence. Commanded one of the “Twin Sisters” cannon in . . . — Map (db m116317) HM
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 4815 — In This Vicinity
On Farm to Market Road 1311 0.4 miles south of County Road 104, on the right when traveling south.
On November 21, 1831, James Bowie, Rezin P. Bowie, David Buchanan, Cephas D. Hamm, Matthew Doyle, Jesse Wallace, Thomas McCaslin, Robert Armstrong, James Coryell with two servants, Charles and Gonzales, held at bay for a day and night, 164 Caddos . . . — Map (db m116226) HM
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 3285 — McCulloch County
Near W. Main Street at N. Church Street.
Created Aug. 27, 1856. One of 128 counties formed from Bexar County that extended from the Rio Grande to the Panhandle, and as far west as El Paso. Named for Texas hero, Ben McCulloch, who fought in Texas Revolution, Indian, Mexican and Civil Wars. . . . — Map (db m116316) HM
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 3286 — McCulloch County Courthouse
On West Commerce Street (U.S. 87) west of South Bridge Street (U.S. 87), on the right when traveling west.
County organized 1876, with Brady as county seat; first courthouse built 1879. Present courthouse (second and on same site) completed 1900; and Moodie, contractors, for "turn key" construction. Local labor and materials were used as far as . . . — Map (db m112230) HM
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 3287 — McCulloch County Jail
Near N. High Street at W. Main Street, on the right when traveling south.
Constructed 1909-1910, this was the second building to serve as the McCulloch County jail. This red brick Romanesque Revival style edifice was built by the Southern Structural Steel Co. of San Antonio. Sheriff T.L. Sansom was the first occupant of . . . — Map (db m116224) HM
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 3864 — Onion Creek Indian Fight(Battleground 1 mi. NE of marker)
On U.S. 190 0.2 miles east of County Road 414, on the left when traveling east.
One night in 1866, five men from Richland Springs (about 25 mi. ne) recovered stolen horses from Indians camped near here. A metal arrow hit a Mr. Lafferty, slid halfway around his skull, was cut out with a pocket knife, and Lafferty survived. The . . . — Map (db m116445) HM
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 4747 — Site of Camp San Saba
On Wood Street east of Farm to Market Road 1955, on the left when traveling east.
Here was stationed, 1862-1864, Captain W.G. O’Brien’s company of mounted volunteers, a unit of the Frontier Regiment organized to protect the frontier against Indians. The regiment in 1864 became the Forty-Sixth Texas Cavalry in the Confederate Army. — Map (db m90987) HM
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 5161 — Swedish Settlers
On County Road 414 at County Road 412, on the right when traveling south on County Road 414.
Helped to populate county, 1886 to 1912, settling three areas East Sweden, West Sweden, and Melvin. Most of 95 families who colonized here were farmers, others were carpenters, stone masons, and blacksmiths. They established thriving farm economy . . . — Map (db m116511) HM
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 5597 — Union Passenger Depot
On N. Bridge Street (U.S. 190) at Depot Street, on the left when traveling north on N. Bridge Street.
The Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railway built the first rail line into Brady in 1903. Eight years later the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad constructed a second line into town. This depot, built in 1911, was designed for passenger use for both . . . — Map (db m116318) HM
Texas (McCulloch County), Brady — 5765 — Western Trail
On U.S. 283 0.2 miles north of County Route 304, on the left when traveling north.
Through this gap in hills called "Brady Mountains" passed the western cattle trail, also known as "Dodge City Trail", "Fort Griffin Trail", or "The Beef Trail". Said to have originated in 1876, this was the last of the old-time Texas cattle trails, . . . — Map (db m81877) HM

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