Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838

Historical Marker

Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838

In the spring of 1838, Captains Robert Sloan and Nathaniel T. Journey led a group of about 90 northeast Texas frontiersmen on a punitive expedition against the Indians who had raided their homes in present-day Fannin County. The trail led them to the vicinity of present-day Euless and Arlington, where they attacked a small Indian village, killed several Indians, and recovered a few horses. The Sloan-Journey expedition is among the first known Anglo-American activities in what is now Tarrant County that helped to open north Texas to white settlement. Supplemental: This marker was relocated to River Legacy Parks in 2003.

Location

Marker #

4950

Marker Type

THC State Marker

Marker Year

1984