Texas Plains Trail Region

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Texas Heritage Trails Program

Wayside, TX (Armstrong County): Wayside: Quanah Parker Trail arrow marker dedication

October 24, 2014 - 10:00pm to 11:30pm

Wayside, Texas (southern Armstrong County) is delighted to announce that its Quanah Parker Trail arrow and granite marker will be honored on Friday, Oct 24, at 10:00 a.m., including several activities that are free and open to the public.

1. 10:00 a.m. at the Wayside EMT building: a presentation by Francis Ferris about the history surrounding this QPT arrow location;
2. 10:30 a.m. Wayside community church yard: followed by a dedication ceremony for the QPT Arrow and marker located on the church grounds across the street;
3. Afterwards: concluded with a car caravan to beautiful Hidden Falls Ranch to view over the canyon rim the site near where the Comanche, Kiowa, Southern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indians were encamped until Mackenzie discovered their campsite located below on the canyon floor below and raided it on September 28, 1874.

Bring a sack lunch/drinks and soft folding chairs.

Wayside's story is a most interesting one, an undertold story that a small Texas community has safeguarded for years.

The Wayside QPT Arrow, granite marker, and dedication event are sponsored with the generous support of the Wayside Emergency Team, the Armstrong County Museum, and the Armstrong County Historical Commission.

For more information call Frances Clegg-Ferris at 806-764-3458 or email her at

Note: Wayside is located in the far southwest corner of Armstrong County

1. From I-27:
take exit # 94 to Wayside on FM 285
Enter onto FM 285, headed East
Drive about 18 miles East on FM 285 to get to Wayside

2. From SH 207:
Take FM 285 traveling W
Travel W on FM 285 for 6.3 miles then N for about 2 miles to Wayside

You will know you are in Wayside proper when you see an EMT bldng, a white community church and cemetery, a 1930s-era brick elementary school, and a few residential homes.


  • EMT building
  • 8471 FM 285
  • Wayside, TX (Armstrong County), Texas
  • 79094



  • Free; bring a sack lunch and a lawn chair.

Map of Event