Near Mt. Calm in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Col. Leonard Williams
(1798 - 1854)
Heroic Frontiersman and Soldier. Was made Colonel by his friend, President Sam Houston. After being a Comanche captive, was a Diplomat and Indian Agent.
Settled near here, 1845. Built area's first tank using scraper of cowhide.
Wife was Nancy Isaacs. They had six children.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 936.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 31° 44.113′ N, 96° 54.692′ W. Marker is near Mt. Calm, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 31 and County Highway 3272, on the left when traveling south on State Highway 31. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Calm TX 76673, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Calm Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mt. Calm Confederate Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mt. Calm Methodist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Baptist Church Mt. Antioch Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Birome (approx. 6.3 miles away); St. Paul's Church of Gerald (approx. 7.6 miles away); Tours Community (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Calm.
Also see . . .
1. Col. Leonard Williams. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Comanche Indians. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 253 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.