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Near Benjamin in Knox County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pleasant C. Sams

(1845 - 1921)

— Texas Business Pioneer —

 
 
Pleasant C. Sams Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
1. Pleasant C. Sams Marker
Inscription.  In 1850's came to Texas from Arkansas. At 16, on outbreak of Civil War, was left in charge of family mills, instructed by his father to give entire flour output to widows of Confederates.

In 1862, captured in Missouri, as he went through enemy lines to get his bride; "escaped" from Federal who also admired bride. Wedding trip was horseback ride to Texas. He served 1864-65 in Confederate frontier regiment.

Pioneer cattlemen; business and financial leader. Founder and president, Benjamin Commercial Company. President and director, First National Bank, Benjamin.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12681.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 33° 35.392′ N, 99° 43.02′ W. Marker is near Benjamin, Texas, in Knox County. Marker is on U.S. 82, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in the US-82 Knox County westbound rest area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benjamin TX 79505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. The Narrows (a few steps from this marker); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 4.3 miles away); Knox County (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Settlement in Knox County / L – Ranch (approx. 4.4 miles away); Original Old Rock Courthouse Cornerstone (approx. 4.4 miles away); Brazos River Bridge (approx. 8 miles away); Sunset Consolidated Rural School District (approx. 9.8 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 13.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benjamin.
 
Pleasant C. Sams Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. Pleasant C. Sams Marker
Pleasant C. Sams Marker <i>ahead by car</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. Pleasant C. Sams Marker ahead by car
The Narrows Marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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