Hempstead in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Madison "Matt" Kilpatrick
(_1829 - Dec. 1, 1910)
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 Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
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 OfficesThe 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 71 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.