Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
General Sam Houston
Dedicated in honor of
General Sam Houston
Born March 2, 1793 in Rockridge County, Virginia
Died July 26, 1863 near Huntsville, Texas
1809-1812 Lived with Cherokee Indians in Virginia
1813-1818 Served in U.S. Army
1819-1822 Practiced law in Tennessee
1823-1825 Elected and served as congressman from Tennessee
1827-1829 Served as governor of Tennessee
Nov. 1835 Major General of Texas Army
Apr. 1836 Led Texas Army to victory at the Battle of San Jacinto
1836-1841 Elected and served as President of the Republic of Texas
Feb. 1846 Elected to the United States Senate
Dec. 1859 Elected governor of Texas
Although one of the most controversial figures in Texas history, Sam Houston was also one of the most colorful.
Women’s City Club
Unveiled August 16, 1925
Marker placed April, 1962
Erected 1962 by Women's City Club.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is March 2, 1793.
Location. 29° 43.296′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southend Water Pumping Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Garden Club of Houston (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rice University (approx. 0.4 miles away); W. L. and Susan Clayton (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Houston (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clayton House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maurice Joseph Sullivan (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
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