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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Marcos in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Ulysses Cephas


Ulysses Cephas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 11, 2020
1. Ulysses Cephas Marker
Inscription.  The son of former slaves Joe and Elizabeth Cephas, Ulysses Cephas was born in San Marcos. He was trained at an early age to carry on the blacksmithing trade of his father. Known as "Boots" to his friends and family, Cephas eventually owned his own blacksmith shop and was known throughout the county for his skills in shoeing horses and creating superior wagons and farming implements. A respected community leader, he was an active member of the First Missionary Baptist Church and organizer of the San Marcos Independent Band.
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10251.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce.
Location. 29° 52.789′ N, 97° 56.569′ W. Marker is in San Marcos, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Drive near South Fredericksburg Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 Martin Luther King Dr, San Marcos TX 78666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
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this marker. Eddie Durham (a few steps from this marker); The Calaboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Wesley Chapel A. M. E. Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Simon Ford Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); 131 North Guadalupe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ragsdale-Jackman-Yarbrough House (approx. ¼ mile away); Green and Faris Buildings (approx. ¼ mile away); The Courthouses of Hays County (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Marcos.
Ulysses Cephas Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 11, 2020
2. Ulysses Cephas Marker Area
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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