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

David Robert Wingate

(1819-1899)

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, October 4, 2019
1. David Robert Wingate Marker
Inscription.  In 1852 wealthy Mississippi sawmill owner David Robert Wingate moved his family to a large cotton plantation in Newton County. During the Civil War (1861-65), he donated lumber from his Sabine Pass sawmill to build Fort Sabine and other posts. Federal troops burned his home and business. In 1874 he relocated in Orange, bought into a sawmill, and branched into rice farming. Wingate served as county judge in Newton and Orange counties. Although plagued with fires and disasters, Judge Wingate rebuilt his holdings and continued to help others.
 
Erected 1979. (Marker Number 11555.)
 
Location. 30° 5.16′ N, 93° 44.264′ W. Marker is in Orange, Texas, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Jackson Avenue near Border Street. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Evergreen Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Samuel M. Brown (about 400 feet away); John Thomas Stark
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By Cajun Scrambler, October 4, 2019
2. David Robert Wingate Marker
(about 500 feet away); Samuel Wallace Sholars, M.D. (about 600 feet away); Alexander Gilmer (about 600 feet away); Jimmy Ochiltree Sims Home (approx. mile away); Orange County and the Civil War (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
 
More about this marker. Located within the Evergreen Cemetery, close to the first entrance on Jackson Street.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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