Uncovered Texas


Confederate Arms Factory

Site of Confederate Arms Factory Established by Joseph H. Sherrard, William L. Killem, Pleasant Taylor and John M. Crockett in 1862 to manufacture pistols for the State of Texas.

220 W. Main St. Lancaster, Texas

Dallas County

Year Erected: 1936

Marker Type: 1936 Centennial Marker (gray granite)

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