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

Henderson Yoakum

(September 6, 1810 - November 30, 1856)

 
 
Henderson Yoakum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 3, 2019
1. Henderson Yoakum Marker
Inscription.  A graduate of the United States Military Academy (1832), Henderson Yoakum saw duty on frontiers and in the Mexican War. He practiced law and served in the Senate in his native Tennessee, moving to Texas in 1845. In Huntsville he became a civic leader and friend of Sam Houston. Joining fellow citizens in establishing Austin College, he became that school's first librarian and a teacher of law. In 1855, after years of work, he published a comprehensive, two-volume history of Texas. He and his wife Eveline (Cannon) had nine children. Descendants are still active in cultural life of Texas.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8483.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American.
 
Location. 30° 43.593′ N, 95° 32.831′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenue I and 9th Street. Marker is located in Oakwood
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Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Death of Sam Houston (a few steps from this marker); The Sam Houston Monument (a few steps from this marker); Oakwood Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Martin Branch (a few steps from this marker); Sam Houston (a few steps from this marker); The Huntsville Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); General John Slater Besser (within shouting distance of this marker); James Addison Baker (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Also see . . .  Yoakum, Henderson King - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 6, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Henderson Yoakum Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 3, 2019
2. Henderson Yoakum Gravesite
Henderson Yoakum Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 3, 2019
3. Henderson Yoakum Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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