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J. W. Freeland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 01.306 W 097° 07.474
14S E 677116 N 3544384
Quick Description: Texas Historical Marker honoring the law enforcement career of J.W. Freeland, in Ridge Park Cemetery, Hillsboro, TX, section 24.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/27/2013 6:54:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ5G0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Marker Number: 2687

Marker Text:
(Sept. 5, 1865 - Aug. 3, 1950) Served as city marshal of Hubbard 1895-1907, a period of local option prohibition and great lawlessness. Moved to Hillsboro and became superintendent of county poor farm. Elected sheriff 1910. After serving 2 terms, was elected mayor. Elected sheriff a second time in 1928; served until 1933. In 1933, he tracked down and arrested notorious Raymond Hamilton, member of the famous Clyde Barrow Gang. Recorded -- 1968

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