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 in 1859, flourished with the railroad, and declined with the northward extension of the railroad that began in 1866.
Erected 1963 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8688.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil.
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 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington-on-the-Brazos (approx. 10.2 miles away); Washington County (approx. 10.3 miles away); George Campbell Childress (approx. 10.3 miles away); Andrew Robinson, Sr. (approx. 10.4 miles away); Shiloh Community (approx. 11.3 miles away); Early Texas A&M Campus Housing (approx. 12.7 miles away); Texas A&M Corps of Cadets (approx. 12.8 miles away); Early Play-By-Play Radio Broadcast of a College Football Game (approx. 12.8 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 144 times since then and 36 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.