“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Samuel Augustus Maverick

Site of Home (1850 to 1870)

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By R. C.
1. Samuel Augustus Maverick Marker
Inscription.  A native of South Carolina; came to San Antonio in 1835; was guide for Ben Mailam and other leaders in first attack on San Antonio by Texas Army, Dec. 1835. As Bexar Delegate, Maverick signed Texas declaration of Independence at Washington-on-Brazos, 1836.

With Capt. Jack Hays' "Minute Men," he helped make San Antonio safe from Comanche Indian attacks; also joined Hays' expedition which opened California road and claimed Rio Grande as Texas' western boundary.

Twice Mayor of San Antonio; he was prisoner-of-war in Perote, Mex., for 7 months after Gen. Adrian Woll's capture of San Antonio in 1842. Was elected as Bexar representative to 7th congress of republic (1842) while still a prisoner at Perote.

Member of committee which accepted surrender of U.S. troops and Forts in Texas without bloodshed in Civil War, 1861. Was Chief Justice of Bexar County During War; served in Texas House, Senate afterwards.

He married Mary Ann Adams of Tuscaloosa, Ala. They became parents of 9 children. His famous practice of letting his cattle run about unbranded gave English language the word "Maverick", meaning an independent person,
Samuel Augustus Maverick Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Samuel Augustus Maverick Marker
Plaque is on the left of the main entrance of the Hotel Indigo building.
as well as unbranded animal. Texas' Maverick County and town were named in his honor.
Erected 1967 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3262.)
Location. 29° 25.607′ N, 98° 29.213′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on North Alamo Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 North Alamo Street, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Re Ricardo Rodriguez (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alamo Cenotaph (within shouting distance of this marker); Gonzales Men at the Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Volunteers at the Alamo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mission Mill (and Millstone) (about 300 feet away); The Alamo (about 300 feet away); Spanish Mission and Military Post (about 300 feet away); Adina de Zavala (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
Categories. War, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil

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