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

John Mitchell

John Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
1. John Mitchell Marker
Inscription. Born in Tennessee c. 1836-37, John Mitchell came to Texas in 1846. He began purchasing land in this area in 1870, the same year he married Viney Cox. As a member of both the 12th and 14th Legislatures, Mitchell championed increased educational opportunities for African Americans. Elected as a delegate to the 1875 Constitutional Convention, he defended the policies of Gov. Davis and was one of 11 members to vote against adoption of the new constitution, which ultimately marked the end of reconstruction in Texas. John Mitchell returned to Burleson County as a farmer and rancher, and donated land for a church and school that bore his name. Upon his death in 1921, he was buried in a family graveyard.
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12738.)
Location. 30° 31.918′ N, 96° 41.579′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Texas, in Burleson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Buck Street and South Main Street (Texas Highway 83), on the right when traveling south on West Buck Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Caldwell TX 77836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burleson County (here, next to this marker); City of Caldwell
John Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
2. John Mitchell Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Burleson County in World War II (a few steps from this marker); Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moseley's Ferry (approx. 10.9 miles away); Route of El Camino Real (approx. 13.6 miles away); Site of the Somerville Harvey House (approx. 16.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Caldwell.
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