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"Texas Jack" Omohundro Birthplace F-51 | Marker History

“Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace Marker, F-51

J. B. "Texas Jack" Omohundro was born at Pleasure Hill Farm about 1 mile west of here on July 26, 1846. At age 17 he served as a scout under the command of General J. E. B. Stuart. Later he was renowned as a scout and heroic plainsman of the old west. Texas Jack with his friend W. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody started the first "Wild West" shows in America. He died in Leadville, Colorado, June 28, 1880.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1988
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Fluvanna County
Physical Description of Location: Cunningham, VA 22963. Located on James Madison Hwy (Hwy 15), 0.25 miles north of the junction of James Madison Hwy (Hwy 15) and State Route 640. Marker is on the left when traveling north on James Madison Hwy (Hwy 15).
GPS Location: 37.852525,-78.271318
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