“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Col. Lewis Miles Hobbs Washington

Dec. 2, 1813 - Feb. 1857

Col. Lewis Miles Hobbs Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. Col. Lewis Miles Hobbs Washington Marker
Inscription. Georgia native Lewis Washington came to Texas about 1835 and joined the revolutionary forces at San Antonio. A member of Col. Fanninís staff, he served with the Georgia battalion at Refugio and Goliad. He was appointed to an office in Sam Houstonís presidential administration during the days of the Republic. Washington was killed in Nicaragua while in Central America as a news reporter. His body was not recovered, but his wife, Rebecca, is buried here.
Erected 1983 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15334.)
Location. 30° 16.535′ N, 97° 43.705′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Navasota Street. Click for map. In the Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Navasota St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oakwood Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Joseph Baker (here, next to this marker); Peter Henry Oberwetter (here, next to this marker); Major William Martin “Buck” Walton (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Fontaine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swante Palm (about 400 feet away); Johann Jacob Groos (about 400 feet away); Andrew Jackson Hamilton (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online. Lewis Miles Hobbs Washington (Submitted on January 21, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, Texas Independence
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 104 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016.
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