Lampasas in Lampasas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(December 19, 1799 - October 18, 1859)
A ranger in Republic of Texas, Greenwood left Illinois to avoid Indian Wars. Arrived in Texas (then part of Mexico) in 1833 with wagon train of Baptist Daniel Parker.
In 1835 he helped found Fort Houston (in present Anderson County); set up a ranger post on Trinity River to fight Indians.
In 1836 he led local settlers fleeing to Louisiana in front of Santa Anna's Army in "Runaway Scrape." Spent rest of life as Texas farmer. Had 14 children.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2104.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
Location. 31° 4.372′ N, 98° 11.944′ 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 northwestern section of the Oak Hill Cemetery. . Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Jackson Beeman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walter P. Acker (about 500 feet away); James S. Gillett (about 600 feet away); Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. Ό mile away); V.F.W. Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Legion Auxiliary Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 0.8 miles 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 237 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.