Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Home of Texas Attorney General George McCormick
In McCormick family 100 years. "Early Texas" cottage, built 1868, with square nails; of cypress and pine wood; had five rooms, detached kitchen, dining room.
Born in Virginia, McCormick (1841-1905) came to Texas 1858; served in Confederate Army; in 1871 married Myrah Thatcher; had five children.
He helped write Constitution of 1876; was Attorney General 1878-1880; served 1884-1892 as Judge of 25th Judicial District.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968
Sponsored by Mrs. Jack Draper, granddaughter
Exhibited on the Magnolia Homes Tour
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3281.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
Location. 29° 42.6′ N, 96° 32.366′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Travis Street and DeWees Street, on the left when traveling north on Travis Street. The marker is located in front Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 736 Travis Street, Columbus TX 78934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Toliver-Cone House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stein-Girndt House (about 400 feet away); Columbus Church of Christ (about 400 feet away); Robert Henry Harrison, M.D. (about 600 feet away); Saint John's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Simpson - Williamson House (about 600 feet away); Harrison-Hastedt House (about 600 feet away); Youens-Hopkins House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . . McCormick, George (1841–1905).
In 1861 McCormick enlisted in the Confederate Army in Galveston, where he helped build defensive sand works at Fort Point and South Battery. He soon reenlisted in Company D, cavalry battalion, Waul's Legion. In July 1864 at the battle of Harrisburg, near Holly Springs, Mississippi, he was wounded, captured, and suffered the amputation of a leg. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on July 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.