Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Trezevant Calhoun Hawpe
(September 16, 1820-August 12, 1863)
Georgia native Trezevant Calhoun Hawpe, a widower, moved from Tennessee to Dallas County with his son. He married Electa Underwood Bethurum in 1848. Elected Dallas County sheriff in 1850, he served two terms. He later was justice of the peace and county coroner, and an officer of Tannehill Masonic Lodge. A leader in the secession movement in Dallas County, he organized and was first colonel of the 31st Texas Cavalry in 1862, and was instrumental in the Confederate victory at Newtonia, Missouri. Hawpe was stabbed to death by a friend after a quarrel on the steps of the county courthouse.
Recorded - 1999
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11828.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Law Enforcement • War, US Civil.
Location. 32° 46.582′ N, 96° 48.005′ 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); James K. Polk Record (a few steps from this marker); John McClannahan Crockett (a few steps from this marker); Alexander Harwood (within shouting distance of this marker); John Jay Good (within shouting distance of this marker); Nicholas Henry Darnell (within shouting distance of this marker); James W. (Weck) Latimer (within shouting distance of this marker); Barton Warren Stone (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 11, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.