William Blewett

William Blewett (HM2DKZ)

Location: Newton, TX 75966 Newton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 50.908', W 93° 45.643'

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Georgia native William Blewett came to Texas with his family in 1849. They settled first in Jasper County, where he was District Surveyor about 1853. He married a cousin, Nancy Adams; they later became the parents of 6 children. In 1858 they moved to Newton and William opened the Blewett & Company Mercantile near this site with his cousin Adam Adams. When the Civil War broke out, Blewett was a leader in organizing a company of local volunteers that became part of Company G, 13th Texas Cavalry. He served as a Captain and died in Arkansas in 1862.

Incise on base: Donated by Blewett Descendants
Year Placed1997
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 427261 N 3413056
Decimal Degrees30.84846667, -93.76071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 50.908', W 93° 45.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 50' 54.48" N, 93° 45' 38.58" W
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Area Code(s)409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 113 Court St, Newton TX 75966, US
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