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Clute in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dr. Branch Tanner Archer

 
 
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By Chris Kneupper
1. Dr. Branch Tanner Archer Marker
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President of the Consultation, 1835 · Texas Commissioner to the United States in 1835-1836 · Archer County was named in his honor · Born in Virginia, 1790 · · Died September 22, 1856

Grand Master of Masons in Texas
December 25, 1838 to December 15, 1839
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9521.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 22, 1856.
 
Location. 29° 1.303′ N, 95° 25.07′ W. Marker is in Clute, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from West Lake Jackson Road north of West Plantation Drive, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located at the rear of a cemetery (Restwood Memorial Park) adjacent to Plantation Drive and Dixie Drive. It can be found by entering the cemetery by an access road next to Lakewood Funeral Home at 98 Dixie Drive, and driving straight back almost all
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By Chris Kneupper
2. Dr. Branch Tanner Archer Marker
The Archer Marker is on the left. The Wharton Marker is to the right.
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the way to the back; the marker is on the left. It is next to a similar marker for William Harris Wharton. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clute TX 77531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Harris Wharton (a few steps from this marker); Eagle Island Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mammoth Lake (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Brazos Canal (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site of Crosby's Landing (approx. 2.7 miles away); Velasco Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Stringfellow Ranch (approx. 3.6 miles away); Abner Jackson Plantation (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clute.
 
Regarding Dr. Branch Tanner Archer. Branch T. Archer is not buried at this site. He is buried in the pre-Civil War Wharton family cemetery directly north a short distance across Eagle Lake, a small C-shaped "cutoff" lake on the former property of Eagle Island Plantation. This cemetery is logged by the Texas Historical Commission as "Wharton-Eagle Island Cemetery", with Cemetery ID# BO-C139. It is also logged as an archaeological site - 41BO143, Area A. An article about the cemetery is found in the quarterly journal of the Southern Texas Archaeological Association known as "La Tierra", Vol. 11, No. 4 (Oct 1984), pp. 2-13.
 
Also see . . .  Branch Tanner Archer entry at Handbook of Texas On-line.
1812 Service Medal image. Click for full size.
By Chris Kneupper
3. 1812 Service Medal
Located at ground level next to featured marker.
(Submitted on May 6, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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