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Near Cuero in DeWitt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

George Washington Davis

 
 
George Washington Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 8, 2021
1. George Washington Davis Marker
Inscription.  

Pennsylvania native George Washington Davis (1797-1853) brought his family to Texas in 1831. He selected a league of land near present-day Cuero in the Green De Witt Colony and became an active participant in the movement toward Texas Independence, serving as a delegate to the Second Convention of Texas in 1833 and as a delegate to the Consultation at San Felipe in 1835. After the revolution, Davis held a number of local public offices. He and his wife, Rebecca (d. 1846), are buried 1.8 miles west of this site.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2165.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 29° 11.012′ N, 97° 17.492′ W. Marker is near Cuero, Texas, in DeWitt County. Marker is on U.S. 183, 0.1 miles south of Brown Road (County Highway 245), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cuero TX 77954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6
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miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. William Watt White (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mount Zion Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Friar-Cardwell Stage Stand (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Chisholm Trail (approx. 3.7 miles away); Concrete College (1865 - 1881) (approx. 3.8 miles away); Alex and Clare Wofford Hamilton House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Alexander and Annie Hamilton House (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Robert Allert House (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuero.
 
Regarding George Washington Davis. On October 2, 1835, as one of the original eighteen members of the Gonzales defense force, Davis took part in the first battle of the Texas Revolution, in which the cannon was successfully defended (see Old Eighteen and Gonzales "Come and Take It" Cannon). Source: The Handbook of Texas
 
Also see . . .  Davis, George Washington (1797–1853).
In 1830, having heard of the rich soil, fine climate, beautiful scenery, and abundance of cheap land in Texas, Davis determined to move again. He traveled by wagon to Louisville, put his family and possessions aboard a flatboat on the Ohio River, and undertook a six-weeks' journey to New Orleans. From there he traveled by schooner to Matagorda, Texas;
The view of the George Washington Davis Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 8, 2021
2. The view of the George Washington Davis Marker from the road
he landed on February 12, 1831, at Cox's Point on Lavaca Bay, opposite the site of present Port Lavaca.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on February 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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