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Near Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gilmer

 
 
Gilmer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Gilmer Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1846. Named for Thomas W. Gilmer, U. S. Secretary of the Navy and ardent champion of annexation for Texas.

Supply, training, production and educational center during the Civil War.

Farming, lumbering and oil hub. Home of famous Annual Yamboree, Sweet Potato Festival.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11312.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 42.271′ N, 94° 56.694′ W. Marker is near Gilmer, Texas, in Upshur County. Marker is on U.S. 271 south of Jacobin Creek Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gilmer TX 75644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gilgal Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Warren-Futrell House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Croley Funeral Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); C.S.A. Leather Factories (approx. 1.7 miles away); "The Gilmer Mirror"

View north to Gilmer on US-271 from the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. View north to Gilmer on US-271 from the marker.
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Cherokee Trace (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sam Houston Spoke Here (approx. 1.7 miles away); Upshur County, C. S. A. / Emma Sampson Johnson (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilmer.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association on the city of Gilmer. (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Thomas Walker Gilmer (April 6, 1802 – February 28, 1844) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Thomas Walker Gilmer (April 6, 1802 – February 28, 1844)
As the 15th United States Secretary of the Navy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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