Gainesville-Fort Sill Road Historical

Gainesville-Fort Sill Road Historical (HM1U82)

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

N 33° 37.467', W 97° 8.431'

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The U.S. Cavalry constructed roads to improve logistical routes in the west during the 19th century. Henry O. Flipper, the first African American graduate of West Point, was an officer in the Tenth Cavalry regiment "Buffalo Soldiers" at Fort Sill, Indian Territory (Oklahoma). By late 1879, Fort Sill required a more significant railroad town than nearby Caddo Station, and the Army placed Flipper in command of building a road from Fort Sill to Gainesville. Two years later, the railroad reached Henrietta and replaced Gainesville as a Fort Sill supply town. Nevertheless, the construction of the Gainesville-Fort Sill Road is a historic example of the Buffalo Soldiers' contributions to the west's economic development.
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HM NumberHM1U82
Year Placed2006
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 672483 N 3722067
Decimal Degrees33.62445000, -97.14051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.467', W 97° 8.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 28.02" N, 97° 8' 25.86" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)940, 214, 903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Depot Ln, Gainesville TX 76240, US
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