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Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Confederate President Jefferson Davis

1808-1889

 
 
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By Zacharias Beau T, September 11, 2022
1. Confederate President Jefferson Davis Historical Marker
This marker describes President Jefferson Davis who the county, county-seat, and nearby mountain range are named for. The marker is also located on the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway No. 3 (State 17).
Inscription. Friend of Texas. Visited first as officer Mexican War 1847. As U.S. Secretary of War in 1855, built up frontier forts to open West Texas to settlers. Camels imported for patrols, hauling. His Postmaster-General and personal aide were Texans, as were many on his general staff. After post-war release from prison, visited state and soldiers. He once had told in wartime: "Troops from other states have their reputations to gain, but sons of the Alamo have theirs to maintain." County named for him in 1887.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Commitee. (Marker Number 10474.)
 
Location. 30° 35.292′ N, 103° 53.69′ W. Marker is in Fort Davis, Texas, in Jeff Davis County. Marker is on State Street (Texas Route 17) 0.1 miles north of Texas Route 118, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the south east side on front lawn of the Jeff Davis County Courthouse nearby Old Fort Davis CSA monument/marker. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 State Street, Fort Davis TX 79734, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jeff Davis County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeff Davis County Courthouse (within shouting
Confederate President Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
2. Confederate President Jefferson Davis Marker
distance of this marker); Old Fort Davis CSA (within shouting distance of this marker); T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeff Davis County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hotel Limpia (about 400 feet away); Union Mercantile (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church of Fort Davis (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Davis.
 
Additional keywords. Jeff Davis County, Fort Davis, Davis Mountains
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Confederate President Jefferson Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
3. Confederate President Jefferson Davis Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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