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Mobeetie in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Temple Lea Houston

(August 12, 1860 – August 15, 1905)

 
 
Temple Lea Houston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Temple Lea Houston Marker
Inscription. Brilliant attorney and state senator from this county, 1885-1887. Son of Texas hero Sam Houston.

Old courthouse where he practiced law and his home were both near here. He gave dedicatory speech for Texas Capitol in 1888.

Married Laura Cross in 1882; they had three sons.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5221.)
 
Location. 35° 30.618′ N, 100° 26.552′ W. Marker is in Mobeetie, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker can be reached from Dickerson Street half a mile south of Texas Highway 152, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at flagpole in front of old jail in Old Mobeetie. Marker is in this post office area: Mobeetie TX 79061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Willis, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Fort Elliot Flagpole (here, next to this marker); Captain G. W. Arrington (here, next to this marker); Emanuel Dubbs (here, next to this marker); Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886 (a few steps from this marker); Mobeetie
Temple Lea Houston Marker <i>on the left</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Temple Lea Houston Marker on the left
Frank Willis, Sr. Marker is on the right
(approx. half a mile away); Mobeetie Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Fort Elliott (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Mobeetie.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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