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Mineola in Wood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

George C. Reeves

(Aug. 31, 1854 - Aug. 29, 1934)

 
 
George C. Reeves Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. George C. Reeves Marker
Inscription.  Georgia native George C. Reeves came to Mineola soon after its founding in 1873. He served as city marshal, and through his association with County Attorney (later Governor) Jim Hogg, he became a transfer agent for the state penitentiary system. Active in business ventures associated with cattle, lumber and real estate, reeves actively promoted his adopted home county and its agricultural products with exhibits at the State Fair of Texas. He also served as President of the Agricultural Exhibitors Association. Reeves and his wife, Sallie (Wigley), were the parents of two children.
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12766.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceLaw EnforcementSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 32° 39.363′ N, 95° 29.529′ W. Marker is in Mineola, Texas, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from City Cemetery Road west of South Pacific Street
George C. Reeves Marker next to gravesite and family graves. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. George C. Reeves Marker next to gravesite and family graves.
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(U.S. 69), on the left when traveling north. Located within the Cedars Memorial Gardens. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 South Pacific Street, Mineola TX 75773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Adolphus Leander Patten (here, next to this marker); John Creighton Buchanan (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert N. Stafford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richard Malcolm Smith (about 300 feet away); Mineola Black Spiders (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Mineola Black Spiders (about 600 feet away); Addie E. McFarland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mineola Ice, Light and Water Company (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineola.
 
Entrance gate to cemetery on South Pacific Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. Entrance gate to cemetery on South Pacific Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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