Last Indian Battle In Llano County, Texas

On one of our recent drives through south Texas on a rainy day, Ric and I just knew…we could feel the presence of those who once rode the Llano County hills.

Anyone could tell that once upon a time....

Anyone could tell that once upon a time….

It was supposedly Apaches in a group of 20+ that set out down the South Llano River, raiding ranches and stealing horses in early August of 1873.  Three brothers, Stephen, W.B. and James Moss, along with E. D. Harrington, Eli Loyd, Arch Martin, Pink Ayres, and Robert Brown, all men of the area, set out in pursuit of the Indians on August 4.

It was the next day that the men overtook “the thieves” on Packsaddle Mountain, where they had several hundred pounds of beef drying on the rocks. After the battle, three Indians were dead and at least three of the whites were wounded. As it turned out, this was to be the last battle fought between red man and white in Llano County, Texas.

This granite marker was placed at the battle site on August 5, 1938, by descendants of the men who fought the battle.

This granite marker was placed below the battle site on August 5, 1938, by descendants of the men who fought the battle.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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