Murder of C. M. Taylor

Murder of C. M. Taylor (HMP19)

Location: Baxter Springs, KS 66713 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 1.509', W 94° 44.106'

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Baxter Springs Historic Walking Tour

In 1872, the Mayor of Baxter Springs, J. R. Boyd, shot and killed C. M. Taylor, marshal, near this spot. Bad blood had existed between the two for some time.

The marshal approached Boyd to serve him a warrant for arrest on an assault charge. Taylor asked for Boyd's arms - a revolver and a derringer. Boyd promptly drew the derringer and shot Taylor through the heart. He fell to the street dead.
HM NumberHMP19
Placed ByBaxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 345661 N 4099069
Decimal Degrees37.02515000, -94.73510000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 1.509', W 94° 44.106'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 1' 30.54" N, 94° 44' 6.36" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1024 Military Ave, Baxter Springs KS 66713, US
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