Parker County, C.S.A.

Parker County, C.S.A. (HM10Q5)

Location: Weatherford, TX 76086 Parker County
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N 32° 45.536', W 97° 47.869'

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Part of a colonial grant to S.M. Williams and Stephen F. Austin, father of Texas, but with no permanent settlers before 1850, this county was created in 1855 and named for Isaac Parker, its legislative sponsor. By 1860 it had 4,213 people and in 1861 its voters favored secession 535 to 61. Oliver Loving, a settler, was an official stock raiser, furnishing beef to the Confederacy in the Civil War. He and 18 other men organized a full-time patrol against the frequent, bloody Indian raids. Citizens of adjacent counties took refuge here. In 1864 three local men were charged with treason. One admitted inviting federal General J.G. Blunt to come from the Cherokee nation and give Parker County protection from the Indians. General John R. Baylor, a local rancher, was an officer in the Arizona-New Mexico campaign to make the Confederacy an ocean-to-ocean nation, and after victories there became Governor of Arizona. He was in the Confederate Congress from 1863 to 1865. Parker County sent the Confederate army nine companies. Its Company E, 19th Texas Cavalry, served in Parsons' Brigade—which fought over 20 engagements in three years with considerable distinction.
HM NumberHM10Q5
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 612610 N 3625202
Decimal Degrees32.75893333, -97.79781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.536', W 97° 47.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 32.16" N, 97° 47' 52.14" W
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Area Code(s)817, 682
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Palo Pinto St, Weatherford TX 76086, US
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