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Swisher County Historical Markers

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Texas Plains Trail Region

Map of Swisher County

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JA Ranch Cabin | Palo Duro Canyon | Swisher County | Swisher County Archives and Museum
JA Ranch Cabin

Marker Title: JA Ranch Cabin
Address: 127 SW Main St.
City: Tulia
County: Swisher
Year Marker Erected: 1969
Marker Location: 127 S.W. Main Street at Swisher County Museum
Marker Text: Built about 1883, near a natural watering hole, as one of many line camps on the huge JA Ranch. Cowboys lived in these cabins year-round to ride range and keep 100 miles of fence in repair. A floor and new roof have been added. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1969

Palo Duro Canyon

Marker Title: Palo Duro Canyon
Address: 17 mi. E on SH 86
City: Tulia
County: Swisher
Year Marker Erected: 1936
Marker Location: from Tulia, take SH 86 east about 17 miles to marker site near county line on south side of highway
Marker Text: Two miles north of here General Ranald S. Mackenzie, 41st U.S. Cavalry, ordered shot the 1450 horses captured from Indians in battle in Palo Duro Canyon, September 28, 1874, to prevent their possible recovery by the Indians to return to their reservations on foot.

Swisher County

Marker Title: Swisher County
Address: Austin & 2nd St.
City: Tulia
County: Swisher
Year Marker Erected: 1936
Marker Location: S.E. corner of Courthouse Square, Austin & 2nd Street, Tulia.
Marker Text: Formed from Young and Bexar territories. Created: August 21, 1876. Organized: July 17, 1890. Named in honor of James Gibson Swisher, 1794-1864. Conspicuous for gallantry at the storming of Bexar, 1835. Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836. County seat, Tulia.

Swisher County Archives and Museum

Museum Name: Swisher County Archives and Museum Association
Mailing Address: Box 445
City: Tulia
Zip Code: 79088
Street Address: 127 SW 2nd
Area Code: 806
Phone: 995-2819
County: Swisher

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