County Named for Sidney Sherman, C.S.A.

County Named for Sidney Sherman, C.S.A. (HM1RB5)

Location: Stratford, TX 79084 Sherman County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 21.164', W 102° 2.326'

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Born in Massachusetts, 1805. Led his crack Kentucky Militia Company to join Texas Army in War for Independence. Commanded cavalry wing, Battle of San Jacinto. Major-General and Congressman, Republic of Texas. Built second railroad west of Mississippi River. First engine to run in Texas was "General Sherman", named in his honor. Put in command of fortifying Galveston, most valued seaport in Texas, at outbreak of Civil War. Set up marine guard and batteries of cannon. Lost eldest son in Galveston recapture, 1863. Gen. Sherman died in 1873.
HM NumberHM1RB5
Marker Number1087
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees36.35273333, -102.03876667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 21.164', W 102° 2.326'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 21' 9.84" N, 102° 2' 19.56" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Texas St, Stratford TX 79084, US
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