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Port Lavaca in Calhoun County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wiley George

(1797-1862)

 
 
Wiley George Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 30, 2021
1. Wiley George Marker
Inscription.  Born in North Carolina, Wiley George enlisted in the Georgia militia at the age of 17, fighting in the War of 1812. He lived in Georgia and Alabama and was married to Nancy Jones (d. 1834) before coming to Texas in 1840. Settling in San Antonio, he engaged in business for some time, eventually marrying Anna McConnell in Victoria in 1845. They moved to Port Lavaca in 1848 to reside in a fine new home while George speculated in horses. He and Anna had one son, W.B. George, born in 1849. When Wiley George died in 1862, his estate was valued at $4,613.50. George is buried in the Port Lavaca Cemetery in an unmarked grave.
 
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12515.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 28° 36.48′ N, 96° 37.488′ W. Marker is in Port Lavaca, Texas, in Calhoun County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Nueces Street
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. The marker is located in the center section of the Port Lavaca Cemetery near the flag pole. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Martin Luther King Drive, Port Lavaca TX 77979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Port Lavaca Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Jefferson Beaumont (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Sinai Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sunlight Girls Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alice O. Wilkins School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Joseph Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Howard Gallemore Hartzog, Sr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Calhoun County Hurricanes (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Lavaca.
 
The Wiley George Marker is the marker on the left of the two markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 30, 2021
2. The Wiley George Marker is the marker on the left of the two markers
The markers are located at the entrance to the cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 30, 2021
3. The markers are located at the entrance to the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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