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Near Greenville in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William Lane

1843-1922

 
 
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By Jesse Nelsen, January 2, 2021
1. William Lane Marker
Inscription.  

First Anglo-American born in Hunt County, then in Republic of Texas. Birthplace: on South Sulphur, near present Wolfe City. Son of John W. Lane, one of commissioners organizing county.

During Civil War, served in Confederate army. Later moved to Vansickle community, 4 mi. SW of this spot, where he spent rest of his life. Married first Mary E. Hale. Had 2 children. His second wife was Betty Evans.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7812.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 33° 3.85′ N, 96° 6.284′ W. Marker is near Greenville, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker can be reached from Bethel Road (County Route 3316) 0.4 miles east of Texas Highway 34, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville TX 75402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Majors Army Airfield (approx. 1.6 miles away); Library Movement in Greenville (approx.
William Lane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jesse Nelsen, January 2, 2021
2. William Lane Marker
4 miles away); Ende-Gaillard House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Gen. Hal C. Horton Home (approx. 4˝ miles away); Kavanaugh Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fred Douglass Elementary School (approx. 4.9 miles away); Benjamin D. Martin (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mary Jim Morris (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 3, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas.   2. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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