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

William M. Rice

(Aug. 22, 1803 - Feb. 16,1878)

 
 
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1. William M. Rice Marker
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William M. Rice first came to Texas in 1834 and settled in what is now Nacogdoches County, where he was involved in frontier defense and served a an alcalde in the Mexican government. He served in the Texas Revolution and was wounded in the Battle at San Jacinto. He and his wife, Mariah, later lived in Harris County, in Kansas, and in Dallas County where he was a farmer and merchant. During the Civil War, he was active on the home front making soldiers' hats and hauling supplies. About 1874 , Rice moved to Tarrant County, where he lived until his death.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5838.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 32° 53.338′ N, 97° 32.879′ W. Marker is in Azle, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on South Stewart Street west of Silver Creek Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 S Stewart Street, Azle TX 76020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ash Creek Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Azle Steward (approx. 0.3 miles away); Azle Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Azle Christian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kiowa Raid on Walnut Creek (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jay Bird - Union Grove School, Church, and Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Dido Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Dido School (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Azle.
 
William M. Rice Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye
2. William M. Rice Marker
William M. Rice Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, March 20, 2020
3. William M. Rice Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on March 23, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas.   3. submitted on March 23, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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