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

William Menefee

 
 
William Menefee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 18, 2019
1. William Menefee Marker
Inscription.  William L. Menefee, born ca. 1796 in Knox County, Tennessee, served in the Tennessee Militia in the War of 1812. He studied law and was admitted to the bar sometime prior to 1824 when he moved to Alabama. In 1830 he and his wife Agnes (Sutherland) and their seven children moved to Jackson County, Texas.

Menefee became involved in Texas' affairs with Mexico and represented Lavaca County as a delegate to the conventions of 1832 and 1833. In 1835 he represented Austin municipality at the consultation at San Felipe and later served as a member of the general council of the provisional government of Texas.

Menefee was elected Colorado municipality's first chief justice in 1836. On March 2, 1836, he was among the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. In late 1836 Menefee was appointed Colorado County's first county judge by Republic of Texas President Sam Houston. Elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1837, he was one of five congressmen chosen to select the site for the Texas Capitol. An unsuccessful candidate for the Republic of Texas vice-presidency in 1841, he later served as Fayette County's state
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representative from 1853 to 1857. He died on October 29, 1875, and is buried in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

Incise in base: Researched by James G. Hopkins

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Sponsored by Xi Chi Kappa Columbus Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3332.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is March 2, 1836.
 
Location. 29° 42.383′ N, 96° 32.396′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is on Walnut Street (U.S. 90), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the north end of the courthouse square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Spring Street, Columbus TX 78934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colorado County (within shouting distance of this marker); 1890 Cornerstone Ceremony (within shouting distance of this marker); Colorado County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Colorado County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbus Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); District Court Tree (within shouting
The William Menefee Marker is located in front of the county courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 13, 2021
2. The William Menefee Marker is located in front of the county courthouse
distance of this marker); Columbus State Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Brick Stone House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  Menefee, William - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 27, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
The view of the William Menefee Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 13, 2021
3. The view of the William Menefee Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 28, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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