Killough Massacre Monument – Bullard TX

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The Killough Massacre, believed to have been the largest single Indian depredation in East Texas, took place on October 5, 1838 in northwestern Cherokee County. The eighteen victims who were either killed or kidnapped included Isaac Killough, Sr., and members of his extended family.

The Work Projects Administration erected a stone obelisk at the site in the late 1930s to commemorate the victims of the massacre. In 1965 a state historical marker was dedicated there.

Source notes

Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "Killough Massacre," accessed March 07, 2016, 
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/btk01.

Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on March 7, 2016.

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Bullard, TX 75757

Location notes: Northwestern Cherokee County, Texas

Coordinates: 32.05457, -95.34284

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