Teepee City

Motley Co, Cemeteries of Texas

Submitted by Ruth Lee 

History

Teepee City was an early Buffalo hunterís camp.The only settlement west of Henrietta, north of Fort Griffin and south of Fort Elliott.(Now Mobeetie)1875-1880.Headquarters of Texas Rangers under Captian G. Arrington. The first white child born in Motley County was Nora Cooper.  S. N Armstrong, Pioneer merchant who ran a trading post, hotel, and saloon  was   buried  near this site.

Location

From Matador east about 10 miles  on Tx. 62, US 70 turn north on Co. Rd. 247for 6 miles.. This road has been closed by  local ranchers and the Historical marker moved to the roadside park on highway 70.

Mr. & Mrs. A. B Cooper are buried in the East Mound Cemetery in Matador.  

Last Name First Name Birth Death Comments
Armstrong Issac  O.  -  - S.N .initials on monument
Cooper James Motley 4 May 1881 Jun 01 1881 s/o Mr. & Mrs. A. B. Cooper
Cooper Nellie Elizabeth 1886 1887 d/o Mr. & Mrs. A. B. Cooper
Johnson Mrs. A. S. 1807 1887 b. in Sweden. Aunt of Mrs. A.B. Cooper