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Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Deaf Smith

 
 
Deaf Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 10, 2020
1. Deaf Smith Marker
Inscription.  

The Texas Spy
Died
Nov. 30, 1837

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence.
 
Location. 29° 34.809′ N, 95° 45.741′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is at the intersection of Houston Street and South 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on Houston Street. The marker is on the ground directly below the Texas Historical Commission marker for Smith. It is hard to see because it is behind the short fence and low to the ground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond TX 77469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erastus ("Deaf") Smith (here, next to this marker); City of Richmond (within shouting distance of this marker); Moore Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bend County Courthouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (about 600 feet away); The McFarlane House (about 700 feet away); Constantine W. Buckley
Deaf Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 30, 2018
2. Deaf Smith Marker
The marker is behind the fence on the ground.
(about 700 feet away); St. John's United Methodist Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. Erastus "Deaf" Smith was buried in the Calvary Churchyard which was demolished years ago. The church was located at Houston and 6th Streets near this marker. His grave is unknown and lost.
 
Also see . . .  Deaf Smith. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Erastus "Deaf" Smith image. Click for full size.
By San Jacinto Museum of History
3. Erastus "Deaf" Smith
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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