Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
State Penitentiary C.S.A.
Texas Civil War Manufacturing 1861 - 1865
A Memorial to Texans Who Served the Confederacy.
Heavy military demands - 90,000 Texas troops - a 2000 mile coastline - frontier to guard - plus reduced imports caused fast expansion of Texas industry. Arms and munitions plants were built and land grants were used to encourage production. Private industry met the need and produced vital supplies for military and civilians. The Confederate quartermaster formed depots and shops for military goods. Production of salt and king cotton was hiked, to trade for scarce items. Ladies Aid Societies spun and sewed to outfit soldiers.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 2000.
Location. 30° 43.384′ N, 95° 32.813′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of 12th Street and Avenue I, on the right when traveling west on 12th Street. The marker is located across the street from the prison entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 815 12th Street, Huntsville TX 77340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntsville "Walls" Unit (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brick Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Church Bell (about 700 feet away); Forrest Lodge No. 19, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Meeting Site of Huntsville's Masonic Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sam Houston Whittling Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Pleasant Gray's Trading Post (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 187 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.