Lampasas in Lampasas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Walter P. Acker
(September 2, 1844 - February 16, 1933)
Walter Acker joined the Confederate Army in Paulding, Mississippi at age 16. He arrived in Lampasas in 1875 as an attorney with his second wife, Elizabeth. He was elected district attorney in 1878, state representative in 1883, and mayor in 1901. In 1910 Acker moved to Harris County and served three terms in the state legislature from that district. In 1930 he was honored as the last Confederate veteran to serve in the Texas Legislature. He died at the Confederate Home in Austin.
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12014.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 31° 4.448′ N, 98° 11.898′ W. Marker is in Lampasas, Texas, in Lampasas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cemetery Road and North Porter Street. The marker is located in the northeastern section of the Oak Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 702 North Porter Street, Lampasas TX 76550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are James S. Gillett (within shouting distance of this marker); James Jackson Beeman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garrison Greenwood (about 500 feet away); Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); V.F.W. Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Legion Auxiliary Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Mary's Catholic Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Malone-Manuel House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lampasas.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.