Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
South Carolina native Z.N. Morrell moved to Tennessee at an early age and was ordained to the Baptist ministry at age 19. He came to Texas in December 1835, organized a church at Washington-on-the-Brazos in 1837 and was among the force fighting Comanche Indians at the battle of Plum Creek in August 1840. For 35 years Morrell traveled over Texas, preaching and organizing churches. He was also an early supporter of Baylor University, which received its charter in 1845. Also known for his writings and his missionary work, Morrell died and was buried in Kyle in 1883; he was reinterred here in 1945.
Recorded - 1997
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15249.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian.
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 30° 15.918′ N, 97° 43.644′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota Street, Austin TX 78702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Dr. Thomas Jefferson Gazley (here, next to this marker); Major William G. Cooke (here, next to this marker); James G. Wilkinson (here, next to this marker); Dr. George Moffit Patrick (here, next to this marker); William Vanoy Criswell (here, next to this marker); Philip Walker (here, next to this marker); Willis Avery (here, next to this marker); Martin Parmer (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
More about this marker. The marker is in the Texas State Cemetery, Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1) Row T Number 5.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on February 4, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on January 3, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 2. submitted on February 4, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 3. submitted on June 29, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.