Battle Branch

Battle Branch (HM1CX6)

Location: Kempner, TX 76539 Lampasas County
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N 31° 3.079', W 98° 5.816'

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This branch of Sulphur Creek was named for an event in the Horrell-Higgins Feud. On the morning of March 26, 1877, Tom and Mart Horrell were going to Lampasas to attend district court. En route, they were ambushed by gunmen hiding in the brush near this location. The Horrells returned fire and the attackers rode away. Mart took his wounded brother to a nearby residence and continued to town for help. He led a squad of Texas Rangers to the site, but officers never caught the attackers. Many believed a Higgins faction had set up the ambush. The feud would continue, with additional gunfighting, for several more months.
HM NumberHM1CX6
Marker Number13134
Year Placed2003
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 586167 N 3435639
Decimal Degrees31.05131667, -98.09693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 3.079', W 98° 5.816'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 3' 4.74" N, 98° 5' 48.96" W
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Area Code(s)512, 254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5568 E Us Hwy 190, Kempner TX 76539, US
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