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Milam in Sabine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Milam

 
 
Milam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
1. Milam Marker
Inscription.  The first known description of Milam was given by Stephen Fuller Austin in his diary as he camped along El Camino Real de los Tejas in 1821. Because of the town's close proximity to the trail, Milam saw many explorers, veterans, and pioneers pass through the area. Milam, one of the oldest towns in Texas, was originally known as Red Mound, and was attractive to settlers for its agricultural wealth. After the county seat was moved to Hemphill in 1858, the town of Milam slowly began to decline. The Depression, closure of the school and a shift away from cotton farming led to the relocation of many Milam residents. Recently, retirees have returned for recreational activities in the area.
175 years of Texas Independence • 1836-2011
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16778.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
Location. 31° 25.965′ N, 93° 50.84′ W.
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Marker is in Milam, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is on State Highway 21 west of State Highway 87, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 TX-21, Milam TX 75959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kings Highway (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Milam (here, next to this marker); The Old San Antonio Road (here, next to this marker); John C. Hale (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milam Masonic Institute (about 400 feet away); C.A. Nethery & Sons General Merchandise (about 700 feet away); Bethany Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); Las Boregas Camp Site (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milam.
 
Also see . . .  Milam, Texas. (Submitted on August 7, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Milam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
2. Milam Marker
Benjamin Milam image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
3. Benjamin Milam
El Camino Real image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
4. El Camino Real
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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