(CA. 1797-1867)In 1837, Bailey Inglish moved his family to this area from western Arkansas, where he had been an influential leader of pioneer settlers. Here he was active in the formation of Fannin County, serving on the land board and later as chief justice. To guard against repeated Indian raids, he built a fort on his land for area residents. The settlement that developed, first known as Bois d'Arc, became Bonham. Inglish was instrumental in its early growth through active public service and donations of land for town lots, a cemetery, and a female seminary.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 760925 N 3718873|
|Decimal Degrees||33.57768333, -96.18881667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 34.661', W 96° 11.329'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 34' 39.66" N, 96° 11' 19.74" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near , Bonham TX 75418, US|
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