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

Pleasant Williams Kittrell

(April 13, 1805 - September 29, 1867)

 
 
Pleasant Williams Kittrell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 3, 2019
1. Pleasant Williams Kittrell Marker
Inscription.  Doctor Pleasant Williams Kittrell, a statesman in North Carolina and Alabama, moved with his family to Texas in 1850. While serving two terms in the Texas Legislature, the doctor authored the bill to establish the University of Texas. Though the bill was signed in 1858, the university's opening was delayed until 1883. At home in Huntsville, Kittrell managed his extensive land holdings and practiced medicine. He treated area victims of the 1867 yellow fever epidemic until he himself succumbed to the disease. Kittrell is buried near his good friends Sam Houston (in whose former home Kittrell died) and historian Henderson Yoakum.
 
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12280.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 43.633′ N, 95° 32.805′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenue
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I and 9th Street. Marker is located in Oakwood 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 Rev. Thomas H. Ball (here, next to this marker); Union Soldiers Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); General John Slater Besser (within shouting distance of this marker); The Huntsville Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring Unknown Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); Joshua Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Martin Branch (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 . . .  Kittrell, Pleasant Williams - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 8, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Pleasant Williams Kittrell Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 3, 2019
2. Pleasant Williams Kittrell Gravesite
Pleasant Williams Kittrell Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 3, 2019
3. Pleasant Williams Kittrell Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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Jun. 10, 2023