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

John Creighton Buchanan

(February 24, 1850-December 9, 1884)

 
 
John Creighton Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. John Creighton Buchanan Marker
Inscription.  Louisiana native John Creighton Buchanan moved to East Texas and established a legal practice in Quitman. He became the first Wood County Attorney in 1876, the year before he married Sarah Rosalie "Rosa" Patten (1855-1941). He represented Rains, Wood, Upshur, Gregg and Smith counties in the Texas Senate from 1878 until his death in 1884 at age 34. As a senator, Buchanan was a strong advocate of education. He authored a bill to establish normal schools in Texas, secured a grant to finance Mineola schools, and drafted the bill that created the University of Texas.
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11661.)
 
Location. 32° 39.386′ N, 95° 29.534′ W. Marker is in Mineola, Texas, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from City Cemetery Road west of South Pacific Street. 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. George C. Reeves (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Adolphus Leander Patten
John Creighton Buchanan Marker at the Cedars Memorial Gardens cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. John Creighton Buchanan Marker at the Cedars Memorial Gardens cemetery.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Robert N. Stafford (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Malcolm Smith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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.
 
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John Creighton Buchanan gravesite and marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. John Creighton Buchanan gravesite and marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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