Details for Jackson Massacre

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5333012157


Marker Number 12157
Atlas Number 5333012157
Marker Title Jackson Massacre
Index Entry Jackson Massacre
City Goldthwaite
County Mills
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes rangers; pioneers; Native Americans
Marker Year 1998
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location 14.2 mi. W of Goldthwaite on FM 574; 3.3 mi. NW of FM 573
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Settlers Moses and Lydia Jackson set out one morning in October of 1858 with four of their seven children to spend the day with friends. As they neared their destination they encountered a small party of Indians, possibly Comanches. Louis and I. J. Jackson and their parents were killed immediately. The two middle children, Joshua and Rebecca, were abducted, only to be abandoned after almost two weeks. They walked for two days before being recovered by a search party of settlers and Texas Rangers near Sweetwater. The Jackson family was buried where they fell, a short distance from this site. (1998)

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