West Columbia in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Byrd Lockhart, Jr. moved to Green DeWitt’s Colony from Missouri around 1826 with several female relatives. He worked as a surveyor for the colony and settled in Gonzales, where he organized defenses against Indian attacks and supervised construction of roads from Gonzales to the coast and San Antonio de Bexar. In 1835-36, Lockhart served in the Texan Army at the Siege of Bexar and as a commissioner to negotiate with Indian tribes. Having helped organize the Gonzales rangers (“the immortal 32”), Lockhart left the Alamo to obtain supplies before the final siege. He later acted as a spy for the Texan army. He died in Columbia (now west Columbia) in Brazoria County in 1839. Lockhart, Texas, was named in his honor.
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17998.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
Location. 29° 8.387′ N, 95° 38.844′ W. Marker is in West Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia TX 77486, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry S. Brown (here, next to this marker); John S. D. Byrom (a few steps from this marker); Nathaniel C. Hazen (a few steps from this marker); Josiah H. Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Thaddus Constantine Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Eveline McKenzie Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); George Rounds (within shouting distance of this marker); John Adriance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Columbia.
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Also see . . . Byrd Lockhart at The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on May 11, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
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