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Hempstead in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Madison "Matt" Kilpatrick

(_1829 - Dec. 1, 1910)

 
 
Madison "Matt" Kilpatrick Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 24, 2020
1. Madison "Matt" Kilpatrick Marker
Inscription.  

Came to Waller County as a runaway slave from Alabama before Civil War. Married Betty Bradford, of Woodard Plantation, Hempstead; had 8 children. A talented Blacksmith, he specialized in improving farm implements; became a landowner, Freedmen's leader; served as first Treasurer, Waller County, 1873 -76.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9392.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 6.167′ N, 96° 5.764′ W. Marker is in Hempstead, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is at the intersection of 25th Street and Calvit Street, on the right when traveling west on 25th Street. The marker is located in the south central section of Oakwood Cemetery, along 25th Street near the road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hempstead TX 77445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ahrenbeck-Urban Home (approx. one mile away); Hempstead High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Former Waller County Post Offices
Madison "Matt" Kilpatrick Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 24, 2020
2. Madison "Matt" Kilpatrick Marker
Several graves of Kilpatrick's family were located behind the marker.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); The Old Courthouse Clock and Bell (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hempstead, C.S.A. (approx. 1.2 miles away); Waller County (approx. 1.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Hempstead (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Camp Site of the Texas Army (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hempstead.
 
Also see . . .  Madison "Matt" Kilpatrick. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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