Samuel H. Levingston
A native of northern Ireland, Samuel H. Levingston was born in 1832, the son of George and Margaret Levingston. At the age of fourteen he left Ireland with his brothers, David and John, and his sister, Margaret. They settled in Apalachicola, Florida, where Samuel Levingston worked as a ship carpenter. There in 1852 he married Asenatha Moore.
Shortly before the Civil War began, the Levingstons moved to the area near what is now the city of Orange and established a shipyard on the Sabine River. Samuel Levingston served the Confederate forces during the Civil War as a ship carpenter and a blockade runner. After the war, he returned to Orange and began another shipyard, building paddle wheel boats for hauling cotton and farm products on the Sabine River between Orange and Logansport, LA. Upon his retirement his son George took over the business and developed it into the Levingston Shipbuilding Company.
An active civic leader in Orange, Samuel Levingston was involved in the Madison Masonic Lodge and helped found the first Presbyterian church. From 1871 until 1891 he and his family lived on an 11-acre tract of land that later became this
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11491.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 4.774′ N, 93° 44.211′ W. Marker is in Orange, Texas, in Orange County. Marker is on Levington Street south of Scott Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orange TX 77630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain George M. Levingston (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Wallace Sholars, M.D. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Samuel M. Brown (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Thomas Stark (approx. 0.4 miles away); David Robert Wingate (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Alexander Gilmer (approx. half a mile away); Orange County and the Civil War (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
More about this marker. Located in a small park area.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.