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

Nahor Biggs Yard

(March 12, 1816 - May 5, 1889

 
 
Nahor Biggs Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 16, 2018
1. Nahor Biggs Yard Marker
Inscription.  In 1838 New Jersey native Nahor Biggs Yard arrived in the new town of Galveston and built one of the city's first residences. Yard enjoyed success in business but is best remembered for his distinguished civic and military career. He served as city alderman, county commissioner, church and Masonic leader, Colonel in the First Regiment of Texas troops, school board member, and president of the Howard Association, a local philanthropic organization.
Recorded - 1993

 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11597.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 29° 17.594′ N, 94° 48.669′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 40th Street and Avenue L, on the right when traveling south on 40th Street. Marker is located within Galveston's Trinity Episcopal Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4002 Avenue K, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Nahor Biggs Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 16, 2018
2. Nahor Biggs Yard Marker
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of this marker. Louis Trezevant Wigfall (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel May Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); John Bankhead Magruder (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Joseph (within shouting distance of this marker); James Love (within shouting distance of this marker); George Campbell Childress (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain William S. Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John M. Allen (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  Yard, Nahor Biggs - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on December 17, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Nahor Biggs Yard Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 16, 2018
3. Nahor Biggs Yard Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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