Hamilton in Hamilton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Described as a stout lady with an engaging personality, Elizabeth (Ann) Whitney confirmed that she could be strong, brave, and resourceful on one fateful July day in 1867. Ann was a teacher at a nearby frontier school. Suddenly, during the course of a typical school day, a party of Comanche Indians attacked. Reportedly pierced by 18 arrows during the ordeal, Ann Whitney nevertheless helped all but a young boy escape before dying herself.
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5793.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 31° 42.589′ N, 98° 7.222′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Texas, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Rice Street (U.S. 281) and East Francis Marion. The marker is located in the southeast section of the Hamilton Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 567 North Rice Street, Hamilton TX 76531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other John J. ("Jack") Durham (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Ann Whitney (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); Hamilton National Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Leon River Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chesley Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Drugstore (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
Also see . . . Comanche Indians.
The Comanches, exceptional horsemen who dominated the Southern Plains, played a prominent role in Texas frontier history throughout much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Anthropological evidence indicates that they were originally a mountain tribe, a branch of the Northern Shoshones, who roamed the Great Basin region of the western United States as crudely equipped hunters and gatherers. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on July 20, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. 3. submitted on July 20, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.