Colonel John Griffith Historical

Colonel John Griffith Historical (HM1XVR)

Location: Junction, TX 76849 Kimble County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 29.348', W 99° 45.967'

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Colonel John Griffith

Confederate officer in Civil War. Learned at War's end that women and children of family had fled from Arkansas to Texas in open wagon drawn by a milch cow and a one-eyed mule. The missing were found in 1866, as mule was recognized near the courthouse in Comanche and 2 Griffith boys mounted him.
Settled at Buffalo Gap, helped to organize Taylor County, 1878 moved to Kimble County, 1881. Had much property, great influence.
An example of those leaders who came to Texas after War to get a new start and to become outstanding citizens.   (1965)
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Year Placed1965
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 426473 N 3373236
Decimal Degrees30.48913333, -99.76611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 29.348', W 99° 45.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 29' 20.88" N, 99° 45' 58.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)830, 325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-599 TX-481 Loop, Junction TX 76849, US
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