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San Marcos in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ulysses Cephas

(1884-1952)

 
 
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 this marker. Eddie Durham (a few steps from this marker);
Ulysses Cephas Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 11, 2020
2. Ulysses Cephas Marker Area
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The Calaboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Wesley Chapel A. M. E. Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Courthouses of Hays County (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Triangle (approx. ¼ mile away); Founding of the First Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Farmers Union Gin Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Marcos.
 
 
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 118 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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Jul. 4, 2022