Near Utopia in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Benjamin F. Highsmith
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 Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 22, 1836.
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 SchoolWilliam Ware (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Waresville (approx. 2.3 miles away); Waresville Cemetery (approx. 2½ miles away); Captain William Ware (approx. 2½ 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 124 times since then and 26 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.