“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

William Lee Miers


William Lee Miers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. William Lee Miers Marker
Inscription.  Born September 2, 1900 on the Miers Ranch southwest of Sonora, "Willie” was the only son out of the seven children of William Andrew and Belle Birtrong Miers. Both his parents and his grandparents, Isaac and Victoria Miers and the Tom Birtrongs, were pioneer Sutton County families.

"Willie” was a rancher known for his Angus cattle, Angora goats and his fine Quarter Horses. He was also an avid game hunter.

In 1943 he married Martha Robinson Moore. Her daughter is Martha Jo "Jodie” Moore Finklea.
Miers-Finklea Families
October 1990

Erected 1990.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsIndustry & CommerceSports.
Location. 30° 34.319′ N, 100° 38.663′ W. Marker is in Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Water Avenue and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Water Avenue. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Oak Street, Sonora TX 76950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albert R. Cauthorn (here, next to this marker); Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen (here, next to this marker); Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant (here, next to this marker); Joe Berger (here, next to this marker); Crawford Benton (Dutch) Wardlaw (here, next to this marker); W.J. & Viola Gibbons Fields (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Ed Jackson (here, next to this marker); William Forrest Whitehead (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
More about this marker. This marker is one of 22 that commemorate early settler families of Sutton County. Although the markers bear the seal of the State of Texas, these are not official historical markers placed by the Texas Historical Commission.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 11, 2020