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

Thomas Henry Borden

Site of the home of

 
 
Thomas Henry Borden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 31, 2021
1. Thomas Henry Borden Marker
Inscription.  

One of the "Old Three Hundred" of Austin's colonies
Surveyed the town of Galveston
Editor and one of the founders in 1835 of the Telegraph and Texas Register
Born in Norwich, New York, January 28, 1804
Died in Galveston, Texas March 17, 1877
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 226.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 28, 1804.
 
Location. 29° 17.232′ N, 94° 48.451′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 39th Street and Bernardo de Galvez Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 39th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baden-Sproule House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moody Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel May Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Williams-Tucker House, 1837-40
Thomas Henry Borden Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 31, 2021
2. Thomas Henry Borden Home and Marker
The marker is beside the house about 1/3 from the right of the picture.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Frederick K. and Lucy Adelaide Fisher House (approx. ¼ mile away); Powhatan House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Mexican Telegraph Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Home of Michel Branamour Menard (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Borden in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on June 1, 2021, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2021, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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