Sam Houston

Sam Houston (HM51P)

Location: Huntsville, TX 77320 Walker County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 43.582', W 95° 32.837'

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Born March 2, 1793, in Rockbridge County, Va.; son of Samuel and Elizabeth Houston. Moved to Tennessee in 1807 with widowed mother and her family. In 1813 joined U.S. Army under Gen. Andrew Jackson, with whom he formed lifetime friendship and political ties. In Tennessee, taught school, kept a store, served in U.S. Congress, was state governor. In 1829, after his young bride left him, resigned as governor and went westward. Settling in 1833 in Nacogdoches, became a leader in cause of Texas independence from Mexico. Elected March 4, 1836, to command the Army of the Republic, engineered retrograde movement that led to victory of San Jacinto, which won Texas independence. President of the Republic, 1836-1838 and 1841-1844, he was senator after annexation. In 1859 he was elected governor, and served until secession. In 1861 he declined to take oath of office in Confederacy, retiring instead after a quarter-century of service to his state. However, he did not oppose Confederate army enlistment of his young son, Sam Houston, Jr. While the Civil War continued, he died on July 26, 1863, at his home, "Steamboat House," Huntsville. With him was his family, to hear his last words to his wife: "Texas—, Margaret, Texas—".
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HM NumberHM51P
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Marker Number8457_MARKER_
Year Placed1967
Placed ByThe State Historical Survey Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:06pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 256090 N 3402048
Decimal Degrees30.72636667, -95.54728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 43.582', W 95° 32.837'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 43' 34.92" N, 95° 32' 50.22" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 819 9th St, Huntsville TX 77320, US
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