(½ Block W)The Reconstruction era which followed the Civil War (1861-65) was a time of unrest in Texas. In this area a gang of outlaws whipped and killed blacks and harassed other citizens. On August 10, 1868, Capt. T. M. Tolman brought Federal troops here to restore order. Despite protests the army moved the county seat from Tarrant (4 mi. N) to Sulphur Springs. After the hotel where officers were staying was set afire, a stockade was built. Surrounded by a split log fence, it served as post quarters, hospital, jail, stable, and kitchen. It was abandoned in 1870 when Federal troops withdrew.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 257123 N 3669629|
|Decimal Degrees||33.13823333, -95.60365000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 8.294', W 95° 36.219'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 8' 17.64" N, 95° 36' 13.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||903, 430|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 312 Connally St, Sulphur Springs TX 75482, US|
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