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Capt. Israel Spikes

(1824-1879)

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, July 30, 2016
1. Captain Israel Spikes Marker
Inscription. Pioneer patriot. Spikes Prairie named for him and his family.

In 1875-1876 Spikes served as an elected spokesman from this district in state convention to reestablish free government. He rode horseback to Austin with John H. Reagan, former Confederate Postmaster General, later United States Senator. The Constitution these men helped write has been in force for nearly a century.

Spikes, a Confederate veteran and Mason, had ten children.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8552.)
 
Location. 32° 32.41′ N, 96° 10.17′ W. Marker is in Kaufman, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker can be reached from County Route 110 0.4 miles east of Farm to Market Road 2515. Click for map. Marker is at the back inside Fox Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Kaufman TX 75142, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fox Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morrow Chapel Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lone Oak Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Prairieville (approx. 5.7 miles away); Capt. Edward Thomas Broughton and the Johnson Guards
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By Rheba Bybee, July 30, 2016
2. Captain Israel Spikes
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Cedarvale Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Kemp (approx. 7.7 miles away); Locust Grove (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kaufman.
 
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Captain Israel Spikes image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 30, 2016
3. Captain Israel Spikes
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By Rheba Bybee, July 30, 2016
4. Captain Israel Spikes
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5. Captain Israel Spikes
 
 
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