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Hooks in Bowie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pecan Point Signers

of the Texas Declaration of Independence

 
 
Pecan Point Signers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Pecan Point Signers Marker
Inscription. Five of the most prominent delegates to the Constitutional Convention of Texas, held March, 1836, hailed from Pecan Point, in this vicinity. Richard Ellis (an attorney and judge) was chosen president of the meeting and later served four terms in the Senate of the Republic. Collin McKinney (a magistrate) helped draft the declaration and served three terms in the house. A. H. Latimer (an attorney) served two terms. Samuel Price Carson (attorney) became Texas' Secretary of State and with Robert Hamilton (financier) was an agent to the United States.
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12409.)
 
Location. 33° 28.542′ N, 94° 17.32′ W. Marker is in Hooks, Texas, in Bowie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Farm to Market Road 560) and Frontage Interstate 30 Frontage Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Main Street, Hooks TX 75561, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bowie County (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. As of the date this marker was posted, it
Pecan Point Signers Marker near pillar, left of entry door. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Pecan Point Signers Marker near pillar, left of entry door.
was located right up against a pillar of a gas station store. The location is currently under renovation after being shuttered for many years.

Previously it was the Hooks Truck Stop and Texaco Station.
 
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View from marker area to Interstate 30 exchange. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. View from marker area to Interstate 30 exchange.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 7, 2016.
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