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

De Witt County

 
 
De Witt County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, April 5, 2019
1. De Witt County Marker
Inscription.  
Created March 24, 1846
from Gonzales, Victoria
and Goliad counties;
Organized July 13, 1846,
with Cuero as the county seat

Named in honor of
Green De Witt

A Texas Empresario
Born in Kentucky September 16, 1797
Died in Mexico, May 18, 1835

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 1189.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 24, 1846.
 
Location. 28° 58.958′ N, 97° 29.693′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Texas, in DeWitt County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 72 and North Louis Avenue, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 72. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown TX 78164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DeWitt County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Cross Catholic Church (approx. 0.6 miles
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away); John York and Charles Eckhardt (approx. 0.6 miles away); Yorktown (approx. 0.6 miles away); C. Eckhardt & Sons Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); 2nd. Lt. Adolph Strieber (approx. 1.6 miles away); Shiloh (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .  DeWitt County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
De Witt County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, April 5, 2019
2. De Witt County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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