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Maryville in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

General Sam Houston

Soldier and Statesman

 
 
General Sam Houston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2020
1. General Sam Houston Marker
Inscription.  
Citizen of Blount County 1806-1818
Enlisted at Maryville in War 1812
Congressman from Tennessee 1823-1827
Governor of Tennessee 1827-1829
Liberator of Texas San Jacinto April 21,1836
President Republic of Texas 1836-1838, 1841-1844
United States Senator from Texas 1846-1859
Governor of Texas 1859-1861

“I had rather all my sons should fill one honorable grave, than that one of them should turn his back on an enemy. Go, and remember too, that while the door of my cottage is open to all brave men, it is always shut against cowards” — his mother
 
Erected 1928 by Mary Blount Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar of 1812War, Mexican-AmericanWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 35° 45.289′ N, 83° 58.154′ 
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W. Marker is in Maryville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on Court Street just south of Ellis Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 329 Court Street, Maryville TN 37804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Battle of the Bulge” World War II Veterans of Blount County (a few steps from this marker); Blount County Revolutionary War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Blount County War Dead Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Where Houston Enlisted (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louis Philippe's Visit (about 800 feet away); New Providence Church (approx. ¼ mile away); William Bennett Scott, Sr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Maryville During the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maryville.
 
General Sam Houston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2020
2. General Sam Houston Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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