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Treue Der Union (Loyalty to the Union)

This German language monument, erected 1866, honors the memory of 68 men (mostly Germans) from this region who were loyal to the Union during the Civil War. Trying desperately to reach U.S. Federal troops by way of Mexico, about 40 of the men were killed by vengeful Confederates bent on annihilating....

Historical Marker - Comfort.


Stewart Cemetery

John and Ellen Stewart and their children settled in this area about 1843. According to oral history, John Stewart is credited with building the first pioneer home in eastern Hunt County. Other settlers such as Godfrey Smith, William Rippy and their families began to arrive in 1845. John and his nei....

Historical Marker - Commerce.


Silver Mine Pass

Named for silver mine opened near pass by Spaniards in 1700s or earlier. Ore was inferior, and mine was abandoned; but 14 shafts (some interconnecting) remain. Near the mine are remnants of a fortification made by 30 men under the leadership of James Bowie, later (1836) a hero of the siege to the Al....

Historical Marker - Concan.


Knight, Jack Llewellyn

Born on a farm near Garner (4 miles north) Jack L. Knight enlisted in the Texas National Guard in 1940. Mobilized for service during World War II, his unit was posted to Southeast Asia to help open the Burma Road between India and China. During one of the last battles in that region, Knight was kill....

Historical Marker - Cool Community.


Rattan, Littleton

A native of Illinois and a veteran of the 1832 Black Hawk War, Littleton Rattan (b. 1809) came to Texas with family members in 1839. He established a farm at this site in Delta County and also served as a Texas Ranger in three area militia companies in the Republic of Texas era. Later, during the Me....

Historical Marker - Cooper.


Nueces County

Named for Rio Nueces (River of Nuts), its northern border. In 1519 Pineda, one of the first Spanish explorers, paused briefly in this area. Spain founded Fort Lipantitlan nearby in 1531. Post, named for an indian village, fell into Anglo-American hands in 1835 during Texas Revolution. Strategic valu....

Historical Marker - Corpus Christi.


Mills, Roger Q., Colonel

(1832-1911) Born in Kentucky. Came to Texas 1849. Civic and political leader. Represented Navarro County in Legislature, 1859-60. Joined in call for State Secession Convention, 1861. Joined 3rd Texas Cavalry. Later a colonel in 10th Texas Infantry. Wounded in Tennessee and Georgia battles. A leader ....

Historical Marker - Corsicana.


Neill, James Clinton

Born in 1790 in North Carolina, James Clinton Neill came to Texas in 1831 with Stephen F. Austin's third colony. He settled in Milam County, and represented his neighbors at the Convention of 1833. On September 28, 1835, Neill entered the Texas Army as Captain of artillery, and was promoted to Lt. C....

Historical Marker - Corsicana.


Smith, Thomas Ingles

(1800-1848) Thomas Ingles Smith was born in 1800 in Virginia and was a soldier in the War of 1812 in a company commanded by his father, General Bird B. Smith. Smith arrived in Texas late in 1836, and soon enlisted in the Republic of Texas army under Gen Felix Huston. He was wounded in the Battle of ....

Historical Marker - Corsicana.


Cottonwood Springs, Site of

After Indians on High Plains were subdued (1874) by Gen. R. S. MacKenzie, settlers started to pour into this area, where they found abundant game, water, and good soil for ranching, farming. Cottonwood Springs, at head of Green Briar Creek, was one of first villages founded (in 1875). The town soon ....

Historical Marker - Cottonwood.



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