Details for Texas Ranger and Sheriff Capt. Will L. Wright (Atlas Number 5493005269)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5493005269

Data

Marker Number 5269
Atlas Number 5493005269
Marker Title Texas Ranger and Sheriff Capt. Will L. Wright
Index Entry Wright, Capt. Will L., Texas Ranger and Sheriff
Address SH 181
City Floresville
County Wilson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 583065
UTM Northing 3222225
Subject Codes sheriffs; rangers
Marker Year 1967
Designations
Marker Location Floresville Cemetery, 1 mile south of Floresville on SH 181. Grave is in northeast section.
Marker Size 16" x 12" Grave Marker
Marker Text (February 10, 1868-March 7, 1942) A fearless, colorful, cultured man whose honesty and diplomacy often prevented bloodshed. An 1890s Wilson County Deputy Sheriff. In Frontier Battalion, Texas Rangers. Sheriff, Wilson County, 1902-1917. At request of Texas Adjutant-General, he organized and commanded Co. D, Texas Rangers, 1918-1939. Gained great fame along Rio Grande. Married Mary Ann Brown. Their seven children included two who became law officers. Recorded, 1967