Millican in Brazos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Confederate troops came by rail to nearby Camp Speight, a training and rendezvous point. Many marched overland from here for duty in Arkansas and Louisiana. Others entrained here for Houston and Beaumont where they boarded ships for Neblett's Landing on the Sabine and other debarkation points.
During the war cotton from North Texas and the Brazos Valley went to market through Millican to Alleyton, the state's southernmost railroad terminus, where it was transported over the cotton road by wagons and carts to Brownsville and Matamoros, Mexico. Returning wagons and carts brought military supplies and merchandise which eventually reached Millican by rail for wide distribution.
Millican, which had been born with the coming of the railroad
Erected 1963 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8688.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 30° 28.058′ N, 96° 12.291′ W. Marker is in Millican, Texas, in Brazos County. Marker is at the intersection of Wellborn Road (Farm to Market Road 2154) and Farm to Market Road 159, on the right when traveling east on Wellborn Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millican TX 77866, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wellborn Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Lewis J. Wilson Building (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Old First National Bank of Navasota (approx. 8.8 miles away); Mickelborough Building (approx. 8.8 miles away); Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle (approx. 8.9 miles away); Site of Freeman Inn (approx. 8.9 miles away); Frank Augustus Hamer (approx. 8.9 miles away); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Millican, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online . Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.)
2. Houston and Texas Central Railway - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 3, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 44 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.