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Near Port Lavaca in Calhoun County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mrs. Angelina Bell Peyton Eberly

(About 1800 - March 15, 1860)

 
 
Mrs. Angelina Eberly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, October 18, 2012
1. Mrs. Angelina Eberly Marker
Inscription. A Tennessean, Angelina Peyton came to Texas in 1822. With her husband, J.C. Peyton, she operated an inn in San Felipe, capital of the Austin colony. Peyton died in 1834; in 1836 the widow married Jacob Eberly. She and Eberly had a hotel in Austin by 1842, when Angelina Eberly discovered men secretly removing records from the capital. Firing a cannon, she started the "Archives War", and rescued the original records of the Republic of Texas. Later she lived at Indianola. Her burial place and marker ( mile NW) were destroyed in a flood in 1875.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3508.)
 
Location. 28° 32.02′ N, 96° 31.016′ W. Marker is near Port Lavaca, Texas, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 316 and Zimmerman Road, on the left when traveling south on Route 316. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Lavaca TX 77979, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indianola (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle (approx. 0.7 miles away); Port Lavaca (approx.
Location of Angelina Eberly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, October 18, 2012
2. Location of Angelina Eberly Marker
9.4 miles away); Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse (approx. 9.4 miles away); Site of the Town of Linnville (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mrs. Angelina Bell Peyton Eberly. (Submitted on November 3, 2016.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Mrs. Angelina Bell Peyton Eberly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, July 3, 2014
3. Mrs. Angelina Bell Peyton Eberly Marker
Roadside view of marker looking east towards Indianola on Matagorda Bay about .3 miles from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2012, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2012, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   3. submitted on July 5, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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