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Chisholm Trail Marker - Wardville Courthouse
The Wardville Courthouse was the first county seat of Johnson County, chosen in August 1854, and located on an 80 acre donation from William O'Neal. Named for Thomas William Ward (1807-72), a Republic of Texas soldier and second commissioner of.... Read More
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Joseph G. McCoy, a cattle buyer from Illinois, was instrumental in extending the Chisholm Trail from present day Wichita to Abilene, Kansas, to promote and establish cattle markets for thousands of Longhorn cattle from Texas. In 1867, McCoy built stockyards that he advertised throughout Texas.

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