Site of Flat Top Settlement

Site of Flat Top Settlement (HM1S24)

Location: Voss, TX 76888 Coleman County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 35.966', W 99° 36.166'

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A frontier center of traffic and communications. First known settler, Richard Coffey, lived here in 1860's, except in weeks when pioneers banded together in Pickettville Fort (NW of here) for protection against Indians.
     This was on the "Wire Road"—so named because it followed telegraph line operated by U.S. Army Signal Corps between Fort Concho and Fort Belknap in the 1870's. Also in 1870's, Flat Top was a change station on Fort Concho-Brownwood stage route.
     Name of the settlement came from a flat-roof stone building standing here in early days.
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HM NumberHM1S24
Marker Number4792
Year Placed1969
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 442818 N 3496194
Decimal Degrees31.59943333, -99.60276667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 35.966', W 99° 36.166'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 35' 57.96" N, 99° 36' 9.96" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near FM 2134, Voss TX 76888, US
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