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Belton in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William Whitaker Reed

(January 23, 1816 - August 21, 1891)

 
 
William Whitaker Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 27, 2020
1. William Whitaker Reed Marker
Inscription.  A native of Tennessee, William W. Reed came to Texas with his parents, Michael and Martha Reed, in 1833 and joined Robertson's colony in 1834. His land grant was situated near his parents' land on the south bank of the Little River. The family survived "The Runaway Scrape" during the Texas Revolution, after which William W. Reed and his brother, Jefferson Reed, joined the Republic of Texas Army. William Reed was among those who buried the remains of Colonel James W. Fannin's men at Goliad. After the war he returned to his homestead and married Emeline Cobb (1825-1890); they had ten children. In 1850 Reed participated in the election of a commissioners court to organize Bell County. He was elected the first county sheriff and served two terms. Reed died in 1891 and was buried on his land.
 
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11730.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 31° 3.406′ N, 97° 27.887′ W. Marker is in Belton, Texas, in
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Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of West Central Avenue and North Pearl Street, on the right when traveling west on West Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belton TX 76513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bell County Confederate Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Bell County Jail (about 400 feet away); Bell County Courthouses (about 400 feet away); Bell County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Site of Sam Houston Speech (about 500 feet away); The Carnegie Library Building (about 500 feet away); Woman's Wednesday Club (about 500 feet away); Belton Farmers Co-op Gin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belton.
 
William Whitaker Reed Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 27, 2020
2. William Whitaker Reed Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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