Near Lockhart in Caldwell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Isham Jones Good
After an honorable discharge from military service in May 1836, Good married Melissa Trantham (1811-1870) in Alabama. By February 1838, he had returned to Texas and settled near this site in what was then Gonzales County. As a participant in the 1840 Indian battle of Plum Creek, Isham Good helped open the area to further settlement. He served as first postmaster when the Plum Creek postal station was established. A civic leader, entrepreneur, and land speculator, Good was instrumental in the formation of Caldwell County in 1848 and served as its first sheriff.
During the 1850s, Good sold most of his landholdings and moved his family to Bear Creek in Hays County, where he raised cattle until his death. An important local leader during Texas' formative years, Isham Jones Good is buried on his ranch in Hays County.
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9774.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1838.
Location. 29° 53.71′ N, 97° 35.111′ W. Marker is near Lockhart, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 20, 1.2 miles west of Old Colony Line Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lockhart TX 78644, 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. Lincecum Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Clark's Chapel Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Jeffrey Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Fleming Memorial Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lockhart Vocational High School (approx. 4.7 miles away); Caldwell County Jail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Andrew Lee Brock (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockhart.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.