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Site of Cottonwood Springs

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Cottonwood, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 12' 21.21463000008", -99° 12' 14.67792"
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    After Indians on High Plains were subdued (1874) by Gen. R. S. MacKenzie, settlers started to pour into this area, where they found abundant game, water, and good soil for ranching, farming. Cottonwood Springs, at head of Green Briar Creek, was one of first villages founded (in 1875). The town soon became a trading center for southeastern part of county. It had several stores, two churches, and a school; and although usually peaceful, it experienced many gun battles. The town name was shortened to Cottonwood after first post office was established in 1883. (1968)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Site of Cottonwood Springs Historical Marker Location Map, Texas