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Near Utopia in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Benjamin F. Highsmith

 
 
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By James Hulse, August 23, 2020
1. Benjamin F. Highsmith Marker
Inscription.  

​Served in the Army of Texas, 1835-36
A ranger under Capt. John C. Hays
A member of the Somervell Expedition, 1842
Born in Missouri Sept. 11, 1817
Died Nov. 20, 1905

His wife Elizabeth Turner Highsmith
Born in Missouri March 22, 1836
Died Oct. 7, 1900 
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 370.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 29° 37.766′ N, 99° 32.449′ W. Marker is near Utopia, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker can be reached from River View Road one mile west of Highway 187. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Utopia TX 78884, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jones Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Rock Store (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Old Taylor School
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By James Hulse, August 23, 2020
2. Benjamin F. Highsmith Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); William Ware (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Waresville (approx. 2.3 miles away); Waresville Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); Captain William Ware (approx. 2˝ miles away); Captain John Coffee Hays (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utopia.
 
Also see . . .  Ben Highsmith history. (Submitted on August 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
Additional keywords. Jones Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on August 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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