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Near Pittsburg in Camp County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colonel John L. Camp

(1828-1891)

 
 
Colonel John L. Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Colonel John L. Camp Marker
Inscription.  Came to Texas from Alabama in 1849. Practiced law and taught school in Gilmer.

In Civil War, organized and was elected captain of Co. E, 14th Texas Cavalry (dismounted), unit in famed Gen. M. D. Ector's brigade. In thick of fight, in Tennessee and Georgia, was wounded twice, captured twice, was in prison camp at the war's end.

Elected to Congress in 1866, was denied his seat because of Confederate service. Served as district judge and state senator. Campaigned for adoption of Constitution of 1876, to end Reconstruction in Texas.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9788.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 33° 2.322′ N, 94° 57.574′ W. Marker is near Pittsburg, Texas, in Camp County. Marker is on U.S. 271 half a mile north of County Road 4114, on the left when traveling north. Located at a southbound pull-off. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburg TX 75686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of

Colonel John L. Camp Marker next to 1936 Centennial Camp County marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Colonel John L. Camp Marker next to 1936 Centennial Camp County marker.
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp County (here, next to this marker); Stafford-Paris House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Abernathy House (approx. 2.9 miles away); William Harrison Pitts (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pitts Family Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Methodist Church of Pittsburg (approx. 3 miles away); Camp County Courthouse (approx. 3 miles away); W. L. Garrett Building (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article on John L. Camp. (Submitted on September 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View from marker looking north on US-271 Highway. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. View from marker looking north on US-271 Highway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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