January 17, 1832 - July 1, 1915Mississippi native William M. "Buck" Walton attended the University of Virginia and studied law in Carrollton, Mississippi. In 1853 he moved to Austin, where his first law partner was A.J. Hamilton, later Governor of Texas. In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate Army, serving in Co. B, 21st Texas Cavalry. He was elected Texas Attorney General in 1866. In the practice of law he had few peers in land litigation, and was considered one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Texas. Esteemed for his generosity, Major Walton was a well known public speaker, author and civic leader. He retired in 1907 but remained active until his death at age 83. He is buried here with his wife of 60 years, Lettie Watkins Walton, their four children and other family members.
|Placed By||The Texas Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:20am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 622332 N 3349968|
|Decimal Degrees||30.27523333, -97.72815000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 16.514', W 97° 43.689'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 16' 30.84" N, 97° 43' 41.34" W|
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|Area Code(s)||512, 361|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1501-1599 Navasota St, Austin TX 78702, US|
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