Lockhart in Caldwell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dr. D. Port Smythe
Was Civil War surgeon, Texas Mounted Rifles and Cavalry, on Texas frontier and in Louisiana, Arkansas and Indian Territory.
Typical of Texas Confederates, his letters home show concern for wife and children: contain instructions on teaching child to read, crops, plowing, animal care, fences, debt collection.
Professor of Chemistry, 1871, Galveston Medical College. A&M College physician, 1879-82. First to serve full time in any Texas college or university.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9784.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 29° 52.712′ N, 97° 40.152′ W. Marker is in Lockhart, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker is at the intersection of South Colorado Street and Rosewood Street, on the right when traveling south on South Colorado Street. The marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 631 South Colorado 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. Battle of Plum Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Lee Brock (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Eugene Clark Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caldwell County Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caldwell County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caldwell County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caldwell County Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. half a mile away); First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockhart.
Also see . . . Smythe, David Porter (1824–1889).
He lived at Centerville and married Mary Young on October 6, 1852. The same year Smythe made a trip from Centerville to Palo Pinto and identified much of the flora along the way. He also logged such prominent landmarks as Ham's Hole in Johnson County and Gifford's Peak in Hood County. His journal of the trip was published in the Leon Pioneer in 1852. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on April 16, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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