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Near Belmont in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William B. Fleming

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, December 31, 2018
1. William B. Fleming Marker
Inscription.  Born in Lumpkin County, Georgia, in 1830, William B. Fleming came to Texas before 1850 where he enlisted in Company C of the Texas Rangers Mounted Volunteers and later the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After the war, Fleming moved to Gonzales County. In partnership with Charles Erasmus Littlefield in 1871, Fleming purchased land on the Guadalupe River south bank. Fleming erected a dog run-style cabin of black walnut logs where remnants can still be found. Fleming purchased his first horse known as "Old Billy" and used him to breed a line of quarter horses known as "Billys". Cowboys, rodeo performers and racing enthusiasts coveted Billy horses and Fleming was one of the premier horse breeders of his day.
 
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17932.)
 
Location. 29° 30.702′ N, 97° 41.81′ W. Marker is near Belmont, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is on State Highway 80 0.2 miles south of County Road 108, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belmont TX 78604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edmund P. Kuempel Rest Area (approx. 9.8 miles away); Here was Fired First Gun for Texas Independence (approx. 11.1 miles away); Zedler's Mills (approx. 11.1 miles away); Site of Cost School (approx. 11.7 miles away); Dikes Family Cemetery (approx. 11.7 miles away); Site of the First Shot of the Texas Revolution (approx. 11.7 miles away); First Shot of the Texas Revolution (approx. 11.7 miles away); Battleground Prairie (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 3, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
 
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