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Caldwell in Burleson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John Mitchell

 
 
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By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
1. John Mitchell Marker
Inscription.  Born in Tennessee c. 1836-37, John Mitchell came to Texas in 1846. He began purchasing land in this area in 1870, the same year he married Viney Cox. As a member of both the 12th and 14th Legislatures, Mitchell championed increased educational opportunities for African Americans. Elected as a delegate to the 1875 Constitutional Convention, he defended the policies of Gov. Davis and was one of 11 members to vote against adoption of the new constitution, which ultimately marked the end of reconstruction in Texas. John Mitchell returned to Burleson County as a farmer and rancher, and donated land for a church and school that bore his name. Upon his death in 1921, he was buried in a family graveyard.
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12738.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 30° 31.918′ N, 96° 41.579′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Texas, in Burleson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Buck Street and South Main
John Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
2. John Mitchell Marker
Street (Loop State Highway 83), on the right when traveling west on West Buck Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Buck Street, Caldwell TX 77836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burleson County (here, next to this marker); City of Caldwell (a few steps from this marker); Burleson County in World War II (a few steps from this marker); Burleson County, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Caldwell National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Burleson County (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
 
Also see . . .  Mitchell, John - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on October 30, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on October 30, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on June 11, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2. submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 11, 2020