Fort Elliot Flagpole

Fort Elliot Flagpole (HM1RJM)

Location: Mobeetie, TX 79061 Wheeler County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 30.617', W 100° 26.553'

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First stood about a mile to the northwest, at Fort Elliott, established 1875 to protect the Texas Panhandle from Indians.
J. J. Long, teamster-merchant, who arrived with the soldiers, was hired to provide a flagpole for the fort. In cedar breaks near Antelope Hills, 30 miles away, he cut two huge trees and hauled them here by wagon to build this 50-foot pole.
After Fort Elliott closed in 1890, Long bought the pole and placed it in front of his store. Later, at Mobeetie school for 20 years; it was erected here 1949.
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Details
HM NumberHM1RJM
Marker Number1982
Year Placed1966
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 369182 N 3930590
Decimal Degrees35.51028333, -100.44255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 30.617', W 100° 26.553'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 30' 37.02" N, 100° 26' 33.18" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Olaughlin St, Mobeetie TX 79061, US
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