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Daughters of the Republic of Texas

 
 
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By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
1. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Marker
Inscription. On November 6, 1891, seventeen women met at the home of Mrs. Andrew Briscoe at this site to organize an auxiliary to the Texas Veterans Association. Mrs. Anson Jones was elected president of the new organization, Daughters of the Lone Star Republic. Goals set for the group included preserving the memories of Texas Revolution heroes, instilling Texas patriotism in the state's school children, preservation of historic sites, and promoting statewide celebrations of Texas Independence Day (March 2) and San Jacinto Day (April 21).

The first annual meeting of the organization was held in Lampasas on April 21, 1892. A resolution was passed to change the group's name to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. By 1892 the first two chapters had been formed, one in Galveston and one in Houston.

The D.R.T. has been in the forefront of many historic preservation projects throughout the state. Clara Driscoll, on behalf of the D.R.T., wrote personal checks to save the Alamo from demolition. The organization also led efforts to preserve and commemorate the San Jacinto Battlefield site, and maintains the old General Land Office and French Legation buildings in Austin as museums.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission
Daughters of the Republic of Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, December 30, 2012
2. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Marker
. (Marker Number 10646.)
 
Location. 29° 45.383′ N, 95° 21.473′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Crawford Street north of Capitol Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 Crawford Street, Houston TX 77002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Annunciation Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Annunciation Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Old Houston Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harris County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harris County 1910 Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gulf Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pillot Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); First White House of the Republic of Texas (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Houston.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Website. (Submitted on January 5, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Daughters of the Republic of Texas in The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on January 5, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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