Montgomery in Montgomery County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Montgomery County, C.S.A.
A wealthy farm area in 1861. In Civil War, supported Texas with goods, funds and men. 2 companies from here were in famed Hood's Texas Brigade; one company had only 9 men living by 1865. Young boys, old men and the partially disabled formed 5 home guard and state companies. The county clothed its own soldiers. The courthouse, then on this site, had a sewing room for that work. Cooperating were homefolk using looms and cotton cards.
People ate sparingly, had few new clothes. By 1864, so much was given to war effort that not a store was open in Montgomery.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7890.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 23.497′ N, 95° 41.79′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Texas, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Street (Farm to Market Road 149) and Clepper Drive, on the right when traveling north on Liberty Street. Marker is located in a small park surrounding the Montgomery Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery TX 77356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery County Jail (here, next to this marker); Town of Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Bellinger Stewart (within shouting distance of this marker); The Montgomery Town Goat (within shouting distance of this marker); First State Bank (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montgomery Baptist Church Building (about 800 feet away); Davis Law Office (about 800 feet away); N. H. Davis Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.