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Butterfield Stage Line Marker Area image, Touch for more information
By Larry D. Moore, June 15, 2018
Butterfield Stage Line Marker Area
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 588 — Butterfield Stage Line
Here ran the Southern Overland Mail Line connecting St. Louis and San Francisco with semi-weekly stage and mail service, 1858-1861 The length of the route, 2,795 miles, and the superior service maintained made this a pioneer enterprise . . . — Map (db m119273) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 1640 — First Baptist Church Of Jacksboro
United States soldiers still manned nearby Fort Richardson when this church was organized with seven charter members in 1875. The congregation met in the Masonic Lodge hall and county courthouse before erecting their first church building in 1889. . . . — Map (db m68994) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 1947 — Former Gulf, Texas & Western Railroad Depot
Erected 1910, of stone from nearby quarry; Risley Brothers, contractors. A facility of Jacksboro's second railroad, built by local effort, with backing from New York bankers, R. C. Megargel and Company. — Map (db m119285) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 2008 — Fort Richardson
As partially reconstructed in 1936 Established by the United States War Department on November 26, 1867 as a protection of the frontier against hostile Indians Named in honor of General Israel B. Richardson, U.S.A., killed at Antietam, . . . — Map (db m119221) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 2009 — Fort Richardson
. . . — Map (db m138158) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 2010 — Fort Richardson Cavalry Post Hospital, 1867
In fort built to halt Indian depredations in North Texas. One of buildings and units on inspection in May 1871 by Gen. Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, when news came of massacre of Warren Wagon Train, 24 miles northwest. Killers, later found at Fort Sill, . . . — Map (db m137873) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 2087 — G. D. Cross (1855 - 1941)
Born in Arkansas. Served in Hunter's Texas Ranger Company 1873-1874, helping remove Indians from Texas. Later became merchant and farmer. Married Mary A. E. Shawver, 1881. Had 13 children. Built this picnic table (where his ranger unit once . . . — Map (db m138159) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 2698 — Jack County
Created 1856. Organized 1857. Named for W.H. and P.C. Jack, brothers and patriots in the Texas Revolution. Butterfield Overland Mail, 1858-1861, had 3 stage stops in county. In 1861, Jack County voted against secession, 76-14. Most men fought . . . — Map (db m137876) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 2714 — James B. Dosher May 2,1826 - January 27, 1901
James B. Dosher moved to Texas in 1847 and served in Cureton's Company of the Texas Rangers. Discharged in 1848, he married Velma Eddings in 1851. They settled in Jack County in early 1855 and worked their farm south of Jacksboro. Dosher also served . . . — Map (db m127639) HM WM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 3429 — Lost Battalion Mobilization Site Battery F of World War II's
Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, 36th Division, Texas National Guard mobilized here November 1940, for active duty. Sailed from San Francisco, November 1941, was at sea when Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Went to defend Java . . . — Map (db m119304) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 3674 — Officers' Quarters
Built in 1867 of lumber cut from cottonwoods growing in nearby river bottoms. One of 5 original officers' quarters. Outlasted fort's barracks and stables, which were built of small vertical timbers (pickets). Style typical of 19th century army . . . — Map (db m137875) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 3743 — Old Hess Building
Built in 1898 by Crummel Oric Hess (1853-1945). Native sandstone. Contained the Hess furniture and undertaking business 43 years. Hess came to Jacksboro in 1882. Married Miss Lizzie Longmire in 1885. Was one of first licensed embalmers in . . . — Map (db m138155) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 3754 — Old Jack County Courthouse Cornerstone
Removed 1885 from third Jack County Courthouse when building was razed. Mounted here in 1966. Old Courthouse was of native limestone, quarried in Jacksboro. For its day, workmanship and stone of finest quality. Bell is also a relic of the . . . — Map (db m138156) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 4646 — Sewell Park
This site became Jacksboro's first park after tract here on Lost Creek was donated to city on June 25, 1921, by pioneer teacher-lumberman-rancher-public benefactor Dan Roland Sewell (1872-1957). City's first waterworks were installed . . . — Map (db m138157) HM

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