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

Martha Adams Runnels

(March 26, 1836 - July 19, 1907)

 
 
Martha Adams Runnels Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 7, 2020
1. Martha Adams Runnels Marker
Inscription.  

A first lady of Texas. Wife of H.W. Runnels, member of Legislature 1857-59. During these years she and husband lived in Governor's Mansion, where she was the official hostess for her bachelor brother-in-law, Gov. Hardin Richard Runnels.
Recorded - 1969
Erected by Lone Star Chapter Daughters of American Revolution and Bowie County Historical Survey Committee

 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12411.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWomen.
 
Location. 33° 24.779′ N, 94° 3.298′ W. Marker is in Texarkana, Texas, in Bowie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Phenie Avenue and Lelia Street. The marker is located in the central western section of the Rose Hill Cemetery along Lelia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Texarkana TX 75501, 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. Rose Hill Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. James Episcopal Church (approx.
Martha Adams Runnels Marker and tombstone image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 7, 2020
2. Martha Adams Runnels Marker and tombstone
one mile away); United States Post Office and Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Texarkana (approx. 1.3 miles away); Central Christian Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); James Bowie (approx. 1.3 miles away); Scott Joplin (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Texarkana.
 
Regarding Martha Adams Runnels. Gov. Hardin Runnels chose his sister-in-law, Martha Runnels, to be his First Lady of Texas during his term as Governor (1857 - 1859).
 
Also see . . .
1. Hardin Richard Runnels - Brother-in-Law - Governor of Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Howell Washington Runnels - Husband. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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