Orange in Orange County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John Thomas Stark
Patriarch of the Orange County Stark family, John T. Stark was born in Pebble [sic - Preble] County, Ohio, in 1821 and moved to East Texas in 1840. He settled in Newton County in the 1850s where he read law and ran a mercantile store. In 1861 Stark joined the Confederate forces as a private in the Texas infantry and was later elected captain. In 1874 he moved to Orange where he practiced law, served one year as Orange County judge, and was active in the old Orange First Baptist Church. Stark's three marriages produced eighteen children. He died in 1893 and is buried in this cemetery.
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11518.)
Location. 30° 5.134′ N, 93° 44.356′ W. Marker is in Orange, Texas, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Jackson Avenue west of Border Street when traveling west. 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. Samuel Wallace Sholars, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Samuel M. Brown (within shouting distance Alexander Gilmer (within shouting distance of this marker); Evergreen Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain George M. Levingston (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Robert Wingate (about 500 feet away); Jimmy Ochiltree Sims Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Orange Dairy Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
More about this marker. Located in the Evergreen Cemetery, close to the main road in cemetery on north.
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