The Dean of Texas Trail Drivers Oliver Loving (1812 - 1867)

The Dean of Texas Trail Drivers Oliver Loving (1812 - 1867) (HMHME)

Location: Weatherford, TX 76086 Parker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 45.806', W 97° 47.579'

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Founder of three major cattle trails, Oliver Loving came from Kentucky to Texas in 1845 and to Parker County about 1855. During the Civil War (1861-65), he supplied beef to Confederate forces. With Charles Goodnight as partner on a drive to New Mexico, Loving scouted ahead of the cattle, was badly wounded by Indians, lay five days without food before his rescue, and died of gangrene on September 25, 1867. His dying wish was fulfilled when his son Joseph joined Goodnight to bring the body 600 miles by wagon for burial in this county. Recorded, 1977.
Marker Number3850
Year Placed1977
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 8:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 613057 N 3625706
Decimal Degrees32.76343333, -97.79298333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.806', W 97° 47.579'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 48.36" N, 97° 47' 34.74" W
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Area Code(s)817, 682
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 505 N Rusk St, Weatherford TX 76086, US
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