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Palacios in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

General John Augustus Hulen

 
 
General John Augustus Hulen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 11, 2021
1. General John Augustus Hulen Marker
Inscription.  

Missourian John Augustus Hulen (1871-1957), citizen soldier and railroad executive, came to Texas with his family in the 1870s. He later attended Virginia's Staunton Military Academy and returned to Texas. He joined a militia unit and later served in the Spanish-American War and then in the Philippines. There he earned a silver star and a congressional citation. In World War 1, he earned a French Croix de Guerre and a U.S. Distinguished Service Medal. After the War, he was instrumental in establishing Camp Palacios in 1925, renamed Camp Hulen in 1930 in his honor. In 1935, he retired from service a Lieutenant General, the highest rank in the militia.
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12741.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-AmericanWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Medal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
 
Location. 28° 42.113′ N, 96° 14.596′ W. Marker is in Palacios, Texas, in
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Matagorda County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 35) and Marine Center Drive (County Highway 321), on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palacios TX 77465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Camp Hulen (here, next to this marker); Palacios Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Palacios Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Palacios Colored School (approx. 1˝ miles away); Cates-Price House (approx. 1.6 miles away); W.C. Williams Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Palacios Hotel (approx. 1.7 miles away); R.J. Hill Building (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palacios.
 
Also see . . .  Hulen, John Augustus (1871–1957).
John Augustus Hulen, railroad executive and militia commander, son of Harvey and Fanney (Morter) Hulen, was born at Centralia, Missouri, on September 9, 1871. When he was two his family moved to Gainesville, Texas, where he attended public schools. He also attended Staunton Military Academy (1887–89) in Virginia and Marmaduke Military Academy (1889–91) in Sweet Springs, Missouri, where he graduated.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on March 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The General John Augustus Hulen Marker is the first marker of the left of the two markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 11, 2021
2. The General John Augustus Hulen Marker is the first marker of the left of the two markers
The view of the two Markers from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 11, 2021
3. The view of the two Markers from the road
General John Augustus Hulen Marker image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, circa 1920
4. General John Augustus Hulen Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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