Blue Ridge in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
George Washington Smith
Born in Wilson County, Tennessee, George Washington Smith came to Texas in 1834 with his wife Elizabeth Briggs. He fought in the Texas War for Independence (1835-36) as a private in Capt. Clendennin’s Company 1st Regiment Artillery. In the Mexican War (1846-48). He served as a sergeant in Company K 1st Regiment of the Texas Rangers, under Col. John Coffee (Jack) Hays. The Smith family settled in Collin County in 1852. When Smith died about 1876, he was buried near the entrance of the present Blue Ridge Cemetery, later his grave was moved to the Grounds Cemetery (1.25 miles northwest).
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6203.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Mexican-American • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
Location. 33° 18.424′ N, 96° 23.939′ W. Marker is in Blue Ridge, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is on Business State Highway 78, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blue Ridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grounds Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Verona Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Indian Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Elm Grove Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pleasant Grove Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away); Stiff Chapel Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blue Ridge.
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