Details for Old Rock Store (Atlas Number 5311003799)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5311003799

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Marker Number 3799
Atlas Number 5311003799
Marker Title Old Rock Store
Index Entry Old Rock Store
Address
City Tilden
County McMullen
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 544088
UTM Northing 3148355
Subject Codes commercial buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Faces courthouse across from courthouse on Route 16 at intersection with Highway 72, Tilden.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built about 1865 by Pat Cavanaugh, Irish stonemason, assisted by Dick Barker. Site of gun battles in Dog Town (now Tilden), "wide open" during lawless era of the 1860's and 1870's. Preserved since 1929 by Clifton Wheeler, owner. Recorded Texas Historic Lankmark, 1966.