Palestine in Anderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John H. Reagan Monument
was to do his full duty;
consciousness of having done it
was his ample reward."
chosen than great riches,
and loving favor rather
than silver or gold."
(Bronze Plaque on Back):
Probate Judge Henderson County Texas 1846, 1847
Representative Texas Legislature 1847, 1848
District Judge in Texas 1852, 1857
Representative from Texas U.S. Congress 1857, 1861
Representative from Texas Provisional Congress Confederate States of America 1861
Postmaster General of the Confederate States of America 1861, 1865
Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States of America 1865
Delegate to Convention framing Constitution of Texas of 1874, 1875
Representative from Texas U.S. Congress 1875, 1887
Senator from Texas U.S. Congress 1887, 1891
Chairman Railroad Commission of Texas 1891, 1902
Author Memoirs of Secession and the Civil War 1902, 1905
(Stone at Base):
Unveiled July 6,
John H. Reagan Chapter U.D.C.
Pompeo Coppini Sculptor
Erected 1911 by John H. Reagan Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. (Marker Number 8802.)
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
Location. 31° 45.469′ N, 95° 37.519′ W. Marker is in Palestine, Texas, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Park Avenue and Crocket Road (U.S. 287), on the right when traveling west on East Park Avenue. The monument is located in the southeast corner of Reagan Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palestine TX 75801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John H. Reagan (here, next to this marker); Roy B. Wallace (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Bonner Frizzell (about 700 feet away); Robert (Bob) Knight (about 700 feet away); Palestine High School (about 700 feet away); Palestine Salt Works C.S.A. (approx. half a mile away); Micham Main (approx. half a mile away); Anderson County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palestine.
Regarding John H. Reagan Monument.
Also see . . .
1. John H. Reagan. Sketch from the US Congress Biographical Directory. (Submitted on April 1, 2009, by Charles Marc Robinson of Palestine, Texas.)
2. SIRIS Entry for Memorial. Note that the SIRIS entry indicates the word "Loving" is misspelled on the memorial. (Submitted on April 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Reagan, John Henninger - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 24, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.)
I recently found a picture of the monument in old family pictures. Had no idea where it was or whom it was. At the time the photo was taken this statue was in the middle of a corn field. Once I get it back home I will have to scan it & share it. Since my mothers death I have been going thru family pictures. Back in the day (late 1900's) the young folks went kodaking as they called it. Riding around & taking pictures! I was just glad to be able to find out whom & where it was at..
— Submitted May 14, 2009, by Martha Hemphill-Moorehead of Atlanta, Texas.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2009, by Charles Marc Robinson of Palestine, Texas. This page has been viewed 4,781 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 31, 2009, by Charles Marc Robinson of Palestine, Texas. 6. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Charles Marc Robinson of Palestine, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.