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Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar

 
 
Mirabeau B. Lamar Monument Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
1. Mirabeau B. Lamar Monument Front
Inscription.  Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar • The Father of Education in Texas • Born in Georgia August 16, 1798 • Founded the Columbus Enquirer • Came to Texas in 1836 • He commanded the cavalry at the Battle of San Jacinto • Served successively as Secretary of War, Vice President and President of the Republic of Texas • Secured a public endowment for schools, academies and a university • Fought with distinction in the Mexican War • Served in the Texas Legislature and as Minister to Nicaragua • Died in Richmond Texas on the nineteenth day of December 1851

Incise on base of monument:
Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal Government to commemorate one hundred years of Texas Independence
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 15563.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location.
Mirabeau B. Lamar Monument reverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
2. Mirabeau B. Lamar Monument reverse
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29° 34.91′ N, 95° 45.708′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is on Jackson Street (Alternate U.S. 90) east of South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east. Monument is located in front of the Fort Bend County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Jackson Street, Richmond TX 77469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Bend County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Constantine W. Buckley (within shouting distance of this marker); The McFarlane House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Courthouse Square (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moore Home (about 400 feet away); Jane Long Boarding House (about 500 feet away); City of Richmond (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 28, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Mirabeau B. Lamar Monument Rear image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
3. Mirabeau B. Lamar Monument Rear
Mirabeau B. Lamar Monument Base with Incise image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
4. Mirabeau B. Lamar Monument Base with Incise
Fort Bend County Courthouse with Mirabeau B. Lamar Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
5. Fort Bend County Courthouse with Mirabeau B. Lamar Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 20, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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Aug. 15, 2022