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

Jeff Hamilton

Associate of Governor Sam Houston

Jeff Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 25, 2020
1. Jeff Hamilton Marker
Inscription.  Born a slave in Kentucky, Jeff Hamilton was still a child when Sam Houston rescued him from purchase by a cruel master at a slave auction. Hamilton was Houston's personal servant during his term as governor, 1859-1861, and was at his bedside when he died in 1863. Hamilton later became the custodian for Baylor Female College (now Mary Hardin-Baylor College) when it was located in Independence. He moved to Belton with the institution in 1886 and worked here until 1889. Before his death in 1941, Hamilton was honored by numerous groups for his association with Sam Houston.
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2744.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 31° 3.994′ N, 97° 27.841′ W. Marker is in Belton, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on Vann Circle west of College Street, on the right when traveling west. 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. Luther Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Distinguished Texan Robert Emmet Bledsoe Baylor
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(within shouting distance of this marker); A Memorial to Civil War Education in Texas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scott & White School of Nursing (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Norman Austin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belton Woman's Commonwealth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Bell County Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belton.
Jeff Hamilton Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 25, 2020
2. Jeff Hamilton Marker Area
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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