Details for Doans' Adobe Building (Atlas Number 5487005323)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5487005323


Marker Number 5323
Atlas Number 5487005323
Marker Title Doans' Adobe Building
Index Entry Doans' Adobe Building
Address FM 2916, NE of Vernon
City Doan's Community
County Wilbarger
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 476525
UTM Northing 3800247
Subject Codes buildings; houses, residential buildings; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Vernon, take US 283 North about 13 miles to FM 2916 and follow FM 2916 east to Doan's Community.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Corwin F. Doan (1848-1929) settled here on Red River in 1878; erected this house in 1881. In his early picket store and later, permanent building, he had large stocks of goods to supply the cowboys who annually drove cattle in herds of thousands along the Western Trail. The village of "Doan's Crossing" had 14 or more buildings. Doan, his wife Lide (1850-1905), and their 3 children entertained people from all walks of life -- English Lords to Indians -- in this adobe house. (Recorded Texas Historic Landmark--1962.)