Details for John Closner Home (Atlas Number 5215002773)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5215002773


Marker Number 2773
Atlas Number 5215002773
Marker Title John Closner Home
Index Entry Closner, John, Home
City Edinburg
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 583619
UTM Northing 2909443
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; outlaws; sheriffs; law enforcement
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Bus. US 281, Hildago Co. Museum, Edinburg
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Built 1887, enlarged 1888. Social center. Had county's only piano. While pioneering in farming and irrigation, Closner also brought law and order to the outlaw-plagued county. After 1884-1890 service as deputy, was elected sheriff in 1890-- the ninth in 7 years. Without using six-gun or killing a man, tamed gangs of rustlers and bandits. When he retired in 1912, he had enforced six-shooter law (no guns worn)-- a border first. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966