Freeport in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Colonel Robert M. Coleman
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 1932 by State of Texas, Board of Control. (Marker Number 23389.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, 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 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, this featured marker was located at Velasco city hall (formerly in 300 block of South Avenue A), but it appears to have been moved to its current location, perhaps after 1957 when Velasco merged with Freeport.
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Also see . . .
1. 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.)
2. Robert M. Coleman bio at San Jacinto Museum. (Submitted on May 26, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Last updated on May 27, 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.