Inscription. Elisha Everett Lott moved to Harrison County, Texas in 1840. Elected to the Republic of Texas Congress in 1842, he helped open this area of Texas for settlement. He moved here in 1845, and in 1846 was instrumental in the organization of Smith County and the selection of Tyler as the county seat. He helped promote steamboat navigation of the Sabine River and in 1853 was elected to the state senate. A Confederate veteran of the Civil War, Lott died at his Starrville home in 1864 and is buried near this site in the Lott family cemetery.
By Amanda Hartley, July 7, 2010
|1. Elisha Everett Lott Marker|
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission.
Location. 32° 28.284′ N, 95° 10.559′ W. Marker is in Winona, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is on State Highway 155 0.3 miles south of County Route 313E, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winona TX 75792, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. The Kay House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Camp Fannin Internment Camp (approx. 3.1 miles away); Camp Fannin (approx. 3.1 miles away); Camp Fannin, Texas (approx. 3.8 miles away); Our Land - Our Heritage (approx. 3.9 miles away); Camp Ford Stockade (approx. 7.4 miles away); Camp Ford (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Ford (approx. 7.4 miles away).
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 437 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on July 22, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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