Comanche in Comanche County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
George Washington Gentry
(1808 - 1883)
A member of Stephen F. Austin's Colony, George Washington Gentry came to Texas in 1835 with his father and brother. Settling what is now Washington County, he worked as a farmer and surveyor. He participated in the Texas Revolution, several Indian skirmishes, and the defense of San Antonio during the 1842 invasions of Rafael Vasquez and Adrian Woll. He later moved to Comanche County, where he was a farmer and rancher.
Recorded – 1980
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2166.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 31° 54.407′ N, 98° 36.017′ W. Marker is in Comanche, Texas, in Comanche County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bryan Street and East Cedar Avenue. The marker and gravestone are in section C-10 at the Oakwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Comanche TX 76442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M.R. (Boss) Greene (within shouting distance Oakwood Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Matthews Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Central Christian Church of Comanche (approx. half a mile away); Site of John Wesley Hardin's Murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles Webb (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jo G. Hardin and Cousins (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Wesley Hardin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Texas Longhorn (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comanche.
Also see . . . George Washington Gentry. Findagrave.com (Submitted on October 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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