Early Wilbarger County Historical

Early Wilbarger County Historical (HM1TMB)

Location: Vernon, TX 76384 Wilbarger County
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N 34° 9.179', W 99° 17.053'

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Organized 1858 and named in honor of Mathias and Josiah P. Wilbarger, early Texas settlers.

Josiah, a surveyor, had become famous as the man who lived 12 years after being scalped by Comanches, 1833, near Austin. He had saved his life by putting a wool sock on his head; he was rescued next day by neighbors.

An adobe house built 1878 by Jonathan and C. F. Doan, the first Wilbarger County settlers, marks the Red River crossing of the famous Western Cattle Trail.
Vernon (formerly Eagle Flat) became county seat in 1881. The first railroad reached town, 1886.
Year Placed1968
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 473800 N 3779155
Decimal Degrees34.15298333, -99.28421667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 9.179', W 99° 17.053'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 9' 10.74" N, 99° 17' 3.18" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1757-1799 US-183, Vernon TX 76384, US
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