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

John McClannahan Crockett

(December 26, 1816 - August 4, 1887)

 
 
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By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
1. John McClannahan Crockett Marker
Inscription.  

South Carolina native John M. Crockett married Katherine (Kate) Polk in 1837. In 1848 they moved to Dallas where Crockett opened one of the pioneer settlement's first law offices. Crockett served as a State Legislator, Mayor of Dallas, and meteorological observer for the Smithsonian Institution in the 1850s, and as Lt. Governor of Texas during its first two years in the Confederacy. A prominent Mason, Crockett also helped establish The Grange in North Texas.
Recorded - 1995
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6661.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsLaw EnforcementSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 46.577′ N, 96° 48.013′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from Young Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Marilla Street, Dallas TX 75201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juliette Abbey Peak Fowler (a few steps from this marker); Trezevant Calhoun Hawpe
John McClannahan Crockett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
2. John McClannahan Crockett Marker
Crockett's wife's headstone on the left, Crockett's headstone on the right.
(a few steps from this marker); Barton Warren Stone (a few steps from this marker); James W. (Weck) Latimer (a few steps from this marker); James K. Polk Record (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Harwood (within shouting distance of this marker); John Jay Good (within shouting distance of this marker); James Martin Patterson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
John McClannahan Crockett image. Click for full size.
3. John McClannahan Crockett
John McClannahan Crockett headstone image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
4. John McClannahan Crockett headstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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