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Emory in Rains County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ambrose Fitzgerald

(March 12, 1827 - June 15, 1893)

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Ambrose Fitzgerald Marker
Inscription.  A native of Missouri, Ambrose Fitzgerald settled near here in 1846 on land that was then part of Nacogdoches County. Since this area was included in the creation of later counties, he was able to serve as the first clerk for Van Zandt and Wood counties. After participating in the Civil War, he returned here and became the tax assessor, district clerk, and county clerk for Rains County. A Baptist preacher, he baptized James S. Hogg, later the Governor of Texas.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10857.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 52.802′ N, 95° 46.209′ W. Marker is in Emory, Texas, in Rains County. Marker can be reached from Alexander Road 0.4 miles north of North Street, on the left when traveling north. Located deep in the northwest corner of Emory City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Alexander Road, Emory TX 75440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured
Ambrose Fitzgerald gravesite and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Ambrose Fitzgerald gravesite and marker.
as the crow flies. Emory Rains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rains County (approx. ¼ mile away); Near Offices of "Rains County Leader" (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Rains County (approx. half a mile away); Rains County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); The Amis House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Fraser Brick Company (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Biography on Reverend Ambrose Fitzgerald. (Submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Area photo of Ambrose Fitzgerald's gravesite. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. Area photo of Ambrose Fitzgerald's gravesite.
Civil War CSA grave marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
4. Civil War CSA grave marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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