Near Evant in Coryell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Benjamin F. Gholson
(Nov. 17, 1842 - April 3, 1932)
After 1858-1859 service with Texas Rangers, he re-enlisted in company under Capt. J.M. Smith, and in 1860 aided in the rescue of Cynthia Ann Parker, kidnaped by Comanche Indians in 1836.
Served in 2nd Regiment, Texas Cavalry in Civil War. Married Jane Adaline Langford. Prominent stockman, was active in the Texas Ex-Rangers Association.
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 369.)
Location. 31° 27.754′ N, 98° 9.366′ W. Marker is near Evant, Texas, in Coryell County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Langford Cove Road and Sheldon Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in the southeast corner of Langford Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Evant TX 76525, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Evant (approx. 0.9 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Evant (approx. 1.1 miles away); Adamsville (approx. 11.2 miles away); United Presbyterian Church of Adamsville Purmela Baptist Church (approx. 11.4 miles away); Entrance to Site of Townsen's Mill (approx. 12.1 miles away); Site of the Ireland School (approx. 13.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Benjamin F. Gholson. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on October 17, 2015.)
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