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Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sons of the Republic of Texas

 
 
Sons of the Republic of Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
1. Sons of the Republic of Texas Marker
Inscription. On April 10, 1893, under the guidance of Francis Marion Otis Fenn, a local lodge was organized in Richmond for the benefit of male descendants of Texas Revolution veterans. The Richmond group traveled to Houston a few days later, and on April 20, 1893, a statewide organization called the Sons of the Republic of Texas was formed with 56 members. W. A. Craddock of Brenham served as first president.

Although various reunions were held over the years, the organization fell inactive by World War I. In 1922, the Sons of the Republic reorganized in Houston and elected Andrew Jackson Houston, son of Gen. Sam Houston, as their president. Twelve of the 35 charter members had belonged to the 1893 organization. Male descendants of persons who had performed either civil or military service for Texas between 1820 and Jan. 1, 1846, were eligible for membership.

Since the 1922 organization, the Sons of the Republic have sought to cultivate state patriotism by encouraging the observance of holidays such as Texas Independence Day (March 2) and San Jacinto Day (April 21), and by preserving historical data associated with the Revolution and Republic. Members have established museums, erected monuments, and encouraged the study of Texas history.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected
Ancient Order of Pilgrims & Sons of the Texas Republic Markers image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
2. Ancient Order of Pilgrims & Sons of the Texas Republic Markers
1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10781.)
 
Location. 29° 45.579′ N, 95° 22.307′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Lamar Street 0.1 miles west of Bagby Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ancient Order of Pilgrims (here, next to this marker); Sam Houston Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sam Houston Park Monument (about 300 feet away); San Felipe Cottage (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Pillot House (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); Houston City, Republic of Texas (about 500 feet away); Julia Ideson Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Houston Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Houston.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Gazebo in Sam Houston Park Near this Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
3. Gazebo in Sam Houston Park Near this Marker
San Felipe Cottage in Sam Houston Park - Can be seen in the distance from near this marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, 1
4. San Felipe Cottage in Sam Houston Park - Can be seen in the distance from near this marker
The 1868 San Felipe Cottage is an example of the vernacular architecture of Houstonís German population of the late 19th century. Originally located at 313 San Felipe Road, the structure was moved to Sam Houston Park in 1972. Primarily a repository of Texas furniture, San Felipe illustrates the cultural legacy of the German working class, one of the predominant cultural groups in Texas.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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