Captain G. W. Arrington

Captain G. W. Arrington (HM1RJH)

Location: Mobeetie, TX 79061 Wheeler County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 30.619', W 100° 26.553'

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(1844 - 1923)

Great peace officer of era of early settlement in Texas Panhandle. (During his term in office, lived near this site).
Born in Greensboro, Alabama. During the Civil War, 1861-1865, was one of most daring scouts in famous guerrilla command of Colonel John S. Mosby, in Virginia. After war, ventured to Mexico and Central America. Settled in Texas in 1867.
In Texas Rangers, 1875-1882, he had an outstanding record in Southwest Texas and Panhandle.
With courage and distinction, served 1882-1890 as sheriff of Wheeler, 14 attached counties.
Marker Number713
Year Placed1969
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 369182 N 3930594
Decimal Degrees35.51031667, -100.44255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 30.619', W 100° 26.553'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 30' 37.14" N, 100° 26' 33.18" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Olaughlin St, Mobeetie TX 79061, US
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