(November 13, 1829 - January 11, 1927)A native of Ohio, Joseph Hudson Barwise brought his family to Texas in 1877 and to Wichita County in 1880. An astute businessman and community leader, he earned the nickname "Father of Wichita Falls" after he donated land to the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway as an inducement for the building of a rail line through this area. He was instrumental in much of the city's growth and development, and served as county judge for three terms. Married to the former Lucy Hansell, Barwise was the father of seven children. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery.
|Placed By||The Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 546714 N 3752517|
|Decimal Degrees||33.91203333, -98.49466667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 54.722', W 98° 29.68'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 54' 43.32" N, 98° 29' 40.8" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 900 7th St, Wichita Falls TX 76301, US|
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