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Marrow Bone Spring

  Texas Historical Markers
Matlock and Arkansas St., Arlington, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 42' 20.960064", -97° 6' 47.289276"
    Texas State
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     An Indian habitat in the 1700s or earlier, Marrow Bone Spring in 1843 was visited by 's envoys seeking peace. A trading post licensed by the opened in 1845 near the Spring. Hiram Blackwell of the pioneered here before 1848. Soldier-statesman Middleton Tate Johnson (1810-1866) posted troops nearby in the late 1840s. The first Post Office in Tarrant County opened on Oct. 31, 1851, at Johnson's Station. In 1852 Blackwell sold Johnson his rights to land surrounding the spring. The Village of Johnson's Station flourished for many years. (1979)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Marrow Bone Spring Historical Marker Location Map, Arlington, Texas

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