Barbed Wire in Cooke County Historical

Barbed Wire in Cooke County Historical (HM1TO5)

Location: Gainesville, TX 76240 Cooke County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 37.45', W 97° 8.675'

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The development of barbed wire fencing had a revolutionary impact on the economy and settlement pattern in Texas. In 1874, Joseph Glidden of Illinois received a patent for his barbed wire. By 1875, Henry B. Sanborn had come to North Texas as Glidden's barbed wire salesman. Cleaves & Fletcher Hardware, once located at this site, and other Gainesville businesses began to stock Glidden's Barbed Wire as it came into demand by Texas ranchers. Sanborn's 1875 transaction with Cleaves & Fletcher may represent the earliest sale of two-stranded modern barbed wire in Texas.

Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
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HM NumberHM1TO5
Year Placed1986
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 672106 N 3722029
Decimal Degrees33.62416667, -97.14458333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.45', W 97° 8.675'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 27" N, 97° 8' 40.5" W
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Area Code(s)940, 214, 903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 184-198 FM 51, Gainesville TX 76240, US
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