Joshua Houston

Joshua Houston (HM51V)

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

N 30° 43.606', W 95° 32.802'

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(c. 1822-January 8, 1902)

Born a slave and reared on the Alabama plantation of the Lea family, Joshua Houston was brought to Texas in 1840 by Margaret Lea and Sam Houston. During the years after the Civil War, he became a prominent businessman and respected community leader. He served as a Huntsville city alderman, Walker County commissioner and delegate to the Republican National Convention. Houston was a devoted supporter of education for African Americans. Married three times, he was the father of eight children. At his death he was interred near General Sam Houston.
HM NumberHM51V
Marker Number12367
Year Placed2000
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 256147 N 3402091
Decimal Degrees30.72676667, -95.54670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 43.606', W 95° 32.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 43' 36.36" N, 95° 32' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 817 9th St, Huntsville TX 77320, US
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