Athens in Henderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Home Town of Texas Confederate
Major William H. Martin
1823 – 1898
State Senator 1853 - 57 · Company he organized here for Confederacy entered 4th Texas Infantry, joined Gen. Lee in Virginia 1861 · Martin waved rather than snapped salute. Bellowed “Howdy” defying space, rank · To save Texas Brigade’s separate identity Howdy went to Jefferson Davis, Gen. Lee with plea of survivors of many such
Erected 1964 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 10362.)
Location. 32° 11.229′ N, 95° 51.081′ W. Marker is in Athens, Texas, in Henderson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Palestine Street (Texas Route 19) and Carey Circle, on the right when traveling south on South Palestine Street. Click for map. Located on west side of Palestine Street (Highway 19) about 200 feet south of intersection of Cayuga Drive (FM 59). Marker is in this post office area: Athens TX 75751, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Matthews McDonald (approx. 0.8 miles away); Athens Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dulcinea Ann Holland Thompson Avriett (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stella E. Parsons La Rue (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joseph Thomas La Rue (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Athens Review (approx. 1.1 miles away); William Richardson (approx. 7.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 9.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Athens.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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