HISTORICAL MARKERS

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HILL County

Freeland, J. W.
Marker Number: 2687
Marker Title: J. W. Freeland
Index Entry: Freeland, J. W.
Address:  
City:  
County: Hill
UTM Zone: 14
UTM Easting: 677112
UTM Northing: 3544386
Subject Codes: LE; OM; OU; PF; SF
Year Marker Erected: 1968
Designations: na
Marker Location: Ridge Park Cemetery, Hillsboro on the east side of a driveway north of Loop road within cemetery
Marker Size: Grave Marker
Repairs Completed: Faded; Refinish - active cemetery
Marker Text: Served as city marshal of Hubbard 1895-1907, a period of local option prohibition and great lawlessness. Moved to Hillsboro and became superintendent of county poor farm. Elected sheriff 1910. After serving 2 terms, was elected mayor. Elected sheriff a second time in 1928; served until 1933. In 1933, he tracked down and arrested notorious Raymond Hamilton, member of the famous Clyde Barrow Gang. Recorded, 1968

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