Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas and the Civil War
By vote of 166 to 7, the convention adopted the ordinance of secession and called for a statewide election – the first state in the Confederacy to let voters have a direct voice. 108 of the 122 counties favored secession by a vote of 46,129 to 14,697.
The convention voted to join the Confederacy, send delegates to its congress, gear for war and raise troops to protect the frontier. When Gov. Sam Houston refused to take the oath supporting the Confederacy the convention replaced him with the Lieutenant Governor, Edward Clark.
Erected 1965 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12693.)
Location. Click for map. Located in front of the Lorenzo de Zavala Archives and Library Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Brazos Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Archive War (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood’s Texas Brigade Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (about 600 feet away); Terry’s Texas Rangers Monument (about 700 feet away); Southern Confederacy Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas Highway Department (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Walk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Terry Rangers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 868 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 2. submitted on , by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016.