Two Sheriffs of Mason County
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 30° 45.238 W 099° 14.435
14R E 476973 N 3402360
Quick Description: Located just north of downtown Mason on the east side of US 87.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2015 5:41:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMNMT6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Marker Number: 11296

Marker Text:
A native of Kentucky, Thomas S. Milligan (1810-1860) moved to this area in 1855 and operated a change station for the stage line. He was also a rancher and supplied beef to the soldiers at Fort Mason. Shortly after Mason County was organized in 1858 he became the first elected sheriff. Two years later he was killed by hostile Indians near his home (1.6 mi. NW). His grandson Allen Thomas Murray (1880-1929) became county sheriff in 1924 and like his grandfather died in the line of duty. He was killed by a bootlegger near this site in 1929. (1980)

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