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The Millie Porter House Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
The Millie Porter House Marker
Texas (Wheeler County), Wheeler — 3384 — The Millie Porter House
Built 1914 by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Porter, pioneer settlers; Porter, an ex-cowboy, ranched near here after marrying Millie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jones, 1886 settlers in Mobeetie area. Millie (1877-1957) as a child helped herd sheep; she . . . — Map (db m93684) HM
Texas (Wheeler County), Wheeler — 17231 — Wheeler Cemetery
The site of Wheeler Cemetery was conveyed to J.E. Stanley, trustee for the Wheeler Community graveyard, by R.M. Stone and Nellie J. Stone, original owners of the property, in 1907. There are more than 2,700 recognized graves with the first tombstone . . . — Map (db m93685) HM
Texas (Wheeler County), Wheeler — 5779 — Wheeler County
Formed from Young and Bexar territories Created August 21, 1876 Organized April 12, 1879 Named in honor of Royal T. Wheeler 1810 – 1864 Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, 1844-1858 Chief Justice, 1858-1864 . . . — Map (db m93680) HM
Texas (Wheeler County), Wheeler — 11970 — Wheeler County Courthouse
Named for Royal T. Wheeler, an early Texas jurist, Wheeler County was created by the Texas State Legislature in 1876. In 1879 the county was organized and Mobeetie (then known as Sweetwater), the only town in the county, became the county seat. A . . . — Map (db m93682) HM
Texas (Wheeler County), Wheeler — 5780 — Wheeler County Jail
Built 1909 after county seat moved from historic Old Mobeetie. First sheriff, M. V. Sanders; jailer, J. M. Kezee. Built of concrete and steel. Used 20 years with only 1 prisoner escaping. Now used for library, museum and county offices. . . . — Map (db m93681) HM

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