Lockhart in Caldwell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Susanna Dickinson Hannig-Messenger of the Alamo
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9776.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Texas Independence • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is March 6, 1836.
Location. 29° 53.049′ N, 97° 40.504′ W. Marker is in Lockhart, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker is at the intersection of West San Antonio Street (State Highway 142) and South Blanco Street, on the right when traveling east on West San Antonio Street. The marker is located in front of the Lockhart City Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 West San Antonio Street, Lockhart TX 78644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emmanuel Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Caldwell County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Eugene Clark Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caldwell County Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caldwell County (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Lockhart (approx. ¼ mile away); Caldwell County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockhart.
Also see . . . Dickinson, Susanna Wilkerson (ca. 1814–1883).
After the battle of the Alamo on March 6, Mexican soldiers found her—some accounts say in the powder magazine, others in the church—and took her and Angelina, along with the other women and children, to Músquiz's home. The women were later interviewed by Santa Anna, who gave each a blanket and two dollars in silver before releasing them. Legend says Susanna displayed her husband's Masonic apron to a Mexican general in a plea for help and that Santa Anna offered to take Angelina to Mexico. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on April 16, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.