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Alfred Madison Hightower

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6600 Smithfield Rd., N.Richland Hills, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 52' 5.178972", -97° 12' 41.154444"
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     Alfred M. Hightower came to Smithfield from Illinois with his family in 1858 and became a rancher. When the debate over secession arose, Hightower opposed it, but when the Civil War began, he sided with the South. As a mounted rifleman in the Confederate Army, Hightower fought in many battles, including Elkhorn Tavern (Pea Ridge) in Arkansas, one of the biggest battles west of the Mississippi. After the War, he relocated to Kansas during the 1870s, but returned here in 1880 and continued ranching until his death. Nearby Hightower Street is named in his honor. (1991)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Alfred Madison Hightower Historical Marker Location Map, N.Richland Hills, Texas

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