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

First State Meeting of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas

 
 
First State Meeting of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 14, 2021
1. First State Meeting of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Marker
Inscription.  

On April 20, 1892, thirteen members of the Daughters of the Lone Star Republic met in joint session with the Texas Veterans Association in Lampasas. Having been organized the previous November in Houston, the Daughters had been at work in the interim preparing a constitution and by-laws.

Guy M. Bryan, Vice President of the Texas Veterans Association, presided at the 1892 annual convention in the Lampasas County Courthouse. Mrs. Willie Ashe of Houston, representing her grandmother, Mrs. Anson Jones, President of the Daughters, addressed the gathering and eloquently stated the goals and objectives of the new organization.

Following the adjournment of the Texas Veterans' meeting on April 21, the Daughters of the Lone Star Republic reconvened at the Lampasas Methodist Church (2 blocks east). With Mrs. Anson Jones presiding, the members changed the name of the association to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and adopted a constitution.

The first state meeting of the DRT solidified the members desire to organize and inaugurated a Texas institution dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of the Republic
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Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1873.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is April 20, 1892.
 
Location. 31° 3.924′ N, 98° 10.669′ W. Marker is in Lampasas, Texas, in Lampasas County. Marker is at the intersection of Fourth Street (County Highway 257) and South Pecan Street, on the right when traveling west on Fourth Street. The marker is located on the south side of the Lampasas County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Fourth Street, Lampasas TX 76550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lampasas County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Horrell-Higgins Feud (a few steps from this marker); Lampasas County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Gunfight at the Lampasas Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Lampasas County (within shouting distance of this marker); Lampasas County, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Near Site of Organization of Texas Bankers Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanna Springs (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lampasas.
 
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The view of the First State Meeting of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 14, 2021
2. The view of the First State Meeting of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Marker
 Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
The objectives of the association are to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the people who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas and to encourage historical research into the earliest records of Texas, especially those relating to the revolutionary and republic periods. The DRT encourages the preservation of documents and relics, the publication of historical records and narratives, and the celebration of important days in the state's history. It also encourages the teaching of Texas history in public schools and sponsors the placement of historical markers. Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on June 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
First State Meeting of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 14, 2021
3. First State Meeting of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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