James Buchanan Gillett

James Buchanan Gillett (HM15BF)

Location: Marfa, TX 79843 Presidio County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 18.479', W 104° 2.338'

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(Nov. 4, 1856 - June 11, 1937)

A very famous Texas Ranger. Born in Austin, son of Adjutant General of Texas. At 16 became cowboy on western frontier. At 19 joined Rangers; hunted down raiding Indians, rustlers, feuding settlers. After serving 1875-1881, became El Paso city marshal.
???Ranched 41 years in far West Texas (living in and near Marfa) and New Mexico. His book, "Six Years with the Texas Rangers", is read as an Old West classic.
Recorded 1969
HM NumberHM15BF
Marker Number2715
Year Placed1969
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 5:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 592404 N 3353304
Decimal Degrees30.30798333, -104.03896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 18.479', W 104° 2.338'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 18' 28.74" N, 104° 2' 20.28" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1606 Philadelphia St, Marfa TX 79843, US
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