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Johnson City in Blanco County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Thomas C. and Eliza V. Felps

 
 
Thomas C. and Eliza V. Felps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 21, 2019
1. Thomas C. and Eliza V. Felps Marker
Inscription.  Born in Tennessee in 1836, Thomas C. Felps came to Texas in 1850 and to this area in 1856. He earned a living by freighting and joined the Blanco County Rangers during the Civil War. In 1863 he married Eliza V. White (b. 1846), a native of Ohio. In the summer of 1869, the couple lived with Eliza's parents while Thomas recovered from a fever. Her father, newly-appointed County Judge S. T. White, had gone to Blanco on July 21, 1869, when Thomas and Eliza were killed by a band of Indians on Cypress Creek. Only Eliza was scalped. The couple's orphaned children, Thomas and Caroline, were cared for by Eliza's parents.
 
Erected 1975. (Marker Number 6386.)
 
Location. 30° 11.767′ N, 98° 19.94′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Texas, in Blanco County. Marker is located on Miller Creek Cemetery Road, inside the Miller Creek Cemetery, near Johnson City, Texas. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TX 78636, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lyndon B. Johnson and Hill Country Electrification (approx. 7.2 miles away); The LBJ Legacy (approx. 7.2 miles away); Johnson Settlement Trail (approx. 7.2 miles away); Johnson City (approx. 7.2
Thomas C. and Eliza V. Felps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 21, 2019
2. Thomas C. and Eliza V. Felps Marker
Marker is behind headstone.
miles away); E. Babe Smith (approx. 7.2 miles away); Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. (approx. 7.2 miles away); LBJ Boyhood Home (approx. 7.2 miles away); L. B. J. Boyhood Home (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Additional comments.
1. Cypress Creek
The Cypress Creek referenced on the marker is a creek that feeds into the Pedernales River. At its closest, it is about 10 miles northeast of Johnson City. The creek runs through Cypress Creek, Texas. More information on Cypress Creek, TX is available on the Handbook of Texas.

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrcbf
    — Submitted March 24, 2019, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.

 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Thomas C. and Eliza V. Felps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 21, 2019
3. Thomas C. and Eliza V. Felps Marker
Close-up of headstone in front of marker.
Thomas C. and Eliza V. Felps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 21, 2019
4. Thomas C. and Eliza V. Felps Marker
What appears to be the original headstone is located near the front gate to the cemetery and is barely legible, but enough so to identify it.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2019, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 24, 2019, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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