Indian Creek Raid, 1865
Marker Title: The 1865 Indian Creek Raid
Address: On Morris - Dido - Newark Rd.
City: Fort Worth
Year Marker Erected: 1983
Marker Location: From Fort Worth take US 81/287 northwest
about 12 miles. Head northwest on FM 718 about 3.3 miles to Morris-Dido-Newark
Road. Head South about 1.7 miles to marker.
Marker Text: During the late 1850s Indians on the north Texas
frontier became increasingly restive about continued white settlement
on their lands. As a result, numerous attacks on Anglos occurred during
the years from 1859 to 1875. One such incident took place in Sept.
1865 near this site when 15 mounted Indians attacked two Denton County
residents by the names of Smith and Wright. Wright was killed, and
Smith, wounded by an arrow, rode to Denton for help. Within a short
time, Smith died from blood poisoning caused by his wound. (1983)