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

Henry S. Brown

 
 
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By Chris Kneupper
1. Henry S. Brown Marker
Inscription.  

Born in Mason Co., Ky. March 8, 1783
Died at Columbia, Texas July 26, 1834
Erected by the State of Texas

Reverse:
Commander of the Tex. Forces at the Battle of Velasco in 1832
Brown County, Texas was named in his honor
 
Erected 1931 by State of Texas, Board of Control.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 29° 8.389′ N, 95° 38.843′ W. Marker is in West Columbia, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from East Jackson Street east of South 16th Street, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in Old Columbia Cemetery, whose main entrance is located on East Jackson Street near the intersection with South 16th Street. 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. Byrd Lockhart (here, next to this marker); John S. D. Byrom (a few steps from this marker); Nathaniel C. Hazen (a few steps from
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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.
 
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.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henry Stevenson Brown at the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on May 10, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
2. Henry Stevenson Brown at Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on May 14, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
 
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3. Henry S. Brown Marker reverse
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4. Henry S. Brown Marker
The Henry S. Brown Marker is on the right and the Byrd Lockhart Marker and gravestone is on the left.
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5. Authorization for Henry S. Brown Marker
Page 2 of SB-35 (Appropropriation Bill to move remains of Texas Heroes). 18-May-1931
Article in Lampasas Daily Leader, 16-Aug-1932 image. Click for full size.
6. Article in Lampasas Daily Leader, 16-Aug-1932
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on May 14, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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