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Near Lexington in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Sam Houston

 
 
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By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
1. Birthplace of Sam Houston Marker
Inscription. In a cabin on the hilltop to the east Sam Houston was born, March 2, 1793. As commander-in-chief of the Texas army, he won the battle of San Jacinto, which secured Texan independence, April 21, 1836. He was President of Texas, 1836-1838, 1841-1844; United States Senator, 1846-1859; Governor, 1860-1861. He died, July 26, 1863.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number A 52.)
 
Location. 37° 50.581′ N, 79° 21.551′ W. Marker is near Lexington, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker can be reached from Sam Houston Way (Virginia Route 785) near North Lee Highway (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located in the Sam Houston Wayside. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Birthplace of Sam Houston (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Hall Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Timber Ridge Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red House and the McDowell Family (approx. 3.2 miles
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By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
2. Birthplace of Sam Houston Marker
away); Dr. Ephraim McDowell (approx. 3.2 miles away); McDowell's Grave (approx. 3.2 miles away); Cherry Grove Estate (approx. 3.9 miles away); Jordanís Point (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, Texas Independence
 
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circa 1856
3. Sam Houston
Library of Congress [LC-DIG-ppmsca-09599]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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