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

Colonel Robert M. Coleman

 
 
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By Chris Kneupper
1. Colonel Robert M. Coleman Marker
Inscription.  
Erected by the State of Texas
in memory of
Colonel Robert M. Coleman
Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
Aide-de-Camp to General Sam Houston at San Jacinto
Colonel of the First Regiment of Texas Rangers
Born in Kentucky in 1799
Drowned at the Mouth of the Brazos in July 1837
 
Erected 1931 by State of Texas, Board of Control.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1837.
 
Location. 28° 57.779′ N, 95° 22.339′ W. Marker is in Freeport, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from Quintana Street east of North Brazosport Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located at the upper (northwest) end of the Freeport Harbor Channel, next to a small amphitheater and stage erected over the water known locally as "The Landing", all considered part of Freeport Veteran's Memorial Park, and near the Freeport Library and Freeport Police Station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Freeport TX 77541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Chris Kneupper
2. Colonel Robert M. Coleman Marker
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within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freeport Veterans Memorial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice - World War I - World War II - Korean Conflict (about 400 feet away); Four Miles Southeast to the Original Town of Velasco (approx. 0.3 miles away); Velasco Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Town of Old Velasco (approx. half a mile away); Schuster House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Schuster Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); Velasco Lodge No. 757, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Freeport.
 
More about this marker. This marker was one of a series of markers placed at the death locations or burial sites of Texas heroes in the period of 1931-1932, in a program by the Texas Board of Control. In some cases, this program also funded the re-location of buried remains to the Texas State Cemetery, although not in this case. Records at the Brazoria County Historical Museum suggest that, at one point, the marker may have been located at Velasco city hall (4th St. and Ave. D), but it appears to have been moved to its current location.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Coleman, Robert M. (ca. 1799-1837). Handbook of Texas On-line - page for Robert M. Coleman (Submitted on May 3, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.) 
 
Colonel Robert M. Coleman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris Kneupper
3. Colonel Robert M. Coleman Marker
“The Landing” stage can be seen in background.
Article in Austin American Statesman newspaper, August 15, 1931 image. Click for full size.
4. Article in Austin American Statesman newspaper, August 15, 1931
Mentions Robert M. Coleman was to receive a marker at Freeport, Texas.
Article in Freeport Facts, July 2, 1942 image. Click for full size.
By Chris Kneupper, May 10, 2021
5. Article in Freeport Facts, July 2, 1942
This article indicates that the marker was placed ten years prior at new Velasco. Courtesy of Brazoria County Historical Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Last updated on May 7, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.   4. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.   5. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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