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Concho County Texas Historical Markers

 
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By Richard Denney, April 5, 2010
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Texas (Concho County), Paint Rock — 1017 — Concho County
Created February 1, 1858 Organized March 11, 1879. Named for the river which the Spaniards called the Concho because of the many shells that they found in it. Paint Rock, The County Seat — Map (db m30087) HM
Texas (Concho County), Paint Rock — 2808 — John S. Chisum Confederate Beef Contractor (1824-1884)
On this site during the Civil War and later, grazed by tens of thousands the Longhorns of cattle baron John S. Chisum. Ranch headquarters were 10 miles east. Here in 1863-1865, Chisum not only ranched but also was buyer of cattle to feed Confederate . . . — Map (db m82187) HM

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