Fleming Oak
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 31° 53.853 W 098° 36.289
14R E 537368 N 3529148
Quick Description: This old marker, standing in a cluster of other historical markers on one corner of the courthouse square in Comanche, is next to the tree it commemorates.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 12/30/2007 3:15:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM2WD8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 33

Long Description:
Texas Historical Commission Atlas data:
Index Entry: Fleming Oak
City: Comanche
County: Comanche
Subject Codes: BY; NA; PI
Year Marker Erected: 1965
Marker Location: Courthouse square, Comanche.
Marker Size: 14" x 24"
Repairs Completed: Refinish
Marker Number: 1911

Marker Text:
Camped here in 1854 with his father, young Martin V. Fleming hid behind this tree and saved himself when hostile Indians rode through the grove. Years later paving contractors started to cut the oak, but were stopped by "Uncle Mart" with his gun. (1965)

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