Details for Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838 (Atlas Number 5439004950)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439004950


Marker Number 4950
Atlas Number 5439004950
Marker Title Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838
Index Entry Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838
Address 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
City Arlington
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 677956
UTM Northing 3629385
Subject Codes Exploration and expeditions; Native Americans
Marker Year 1984
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location River Legacy Parks
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In the spring of 1838, Captains Robert Sloan and Nathaniel T. Journey led a group of about 90 northeast Texas frontiersmen on a punitive expedition against the Indians who had raided their homes in present-day Fannin County. The trail led them to the vicinity of present-day Euless and Arlington, where they attacked a small Indian village, killed several Indians, and recovered a few horses. The Sloan-Journey expedition is among the first known Anglo-American activities in what is now Tarrant County that helped to open north Texas to white settlement. Supplemental: This marker was relocated to River Legacy Parks in 2003.