Fletcher and Donley Stage Station

Fletcher and Donley Stage Station (HM1D1F)

Location: Briscoe, TX 79011 Hemphill County
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N 35° 41.536', W 100° 16.396'

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(Site 3 miles northwest)

A rest stop in the 1870s and 80s on military and stage line. Serviced wagon trains, buffalo hide caravans, and cattle herds. Was also mail pick-up station.

Former buffalo hunter-scout Ed Fletcher ran the station. His partners were Jimmie Donley (thehead cook) and Tobe Robinson. All had been Indian fighters.

Station consisted of a log cabin with a sod roof (wherespringtime flowers grew) and 2 other buildings. A brush arbor shaded cabin door and a pump stood nearby. First election in the area that became Hemphill County was held here in 1882.
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HM NumberHM1D1F
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Marker Number1917
Year Placed1970
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 9:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 384796 N 3950564
Decimal Degrees35.69226667, -100.27326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 41.536', W 100° 16.396'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 41' 32.16" N, 100° 16' 23.76" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205-253 Farm to Market 277, Briscoe TX 79011, US
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