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Near Coffeeville in Upshur County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Coffeeville, C. S. A.

 
 
Old Coffeeville, <small>C. S. A.</small> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Old Coffeeville, C. S. A. Marker
Inscription.  Ferry point near this site, on Big Cypress. Important town of 1850's, with an academy, 2 dry goods stores, 2 groceries, drug store, 3 doctors, Methodist and Presbyterian churches, a hotel and Masonic Lodge.

During Civil War, lived up to its name, selling coffee when other towns had none.

Had a Confederate camp of instruction, one of three in Upshur County, established in response to June 8, 1861, call of Governor Edward Clark for such camps to be set up at expense of local citizens. Trained infantry and cavalry.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11303.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 50.319′ N, 94° 45.343′ W. Marker is near Coffeeville, Texas, in Upshur County. Marker is on Texas Route 155 east of Verbena Road, on the right when traveling west. Located in front of the Old Coffeeville Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ore City TX 75683, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this
Marker on right, in front of Old Coffeeville Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Marker on right, in front of Old Coffeeville Cemetery.
The Coffeeville Cemetery is located about 0.3 miles south, on Trumpet Road.
marker, measured as the crow flies. C.S.A. Camp Talley (here, next to this marker); Tarver's Ferry (approx. 2.3 miles away); Riley Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Site of Old Spearman's Ferry (approx. 5˝ miles away); Iron Bluff Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away); Caddo Trace (approx. 12.7 miles away); "The Gilmer Mirror" (approx. 13.3 miles away); 1925 Gilmer Post Office (approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Old Coffeeville, C. S. A.. Oldest cemetery in Upshur county, established before 1843, when Texas was a Republic.
 
View looking east on Texas Highway 155 towards Avinger. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
3. View looking east on Texas Highway 155 towards Avinger.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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