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Cuero in DeWitt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

DeWitt County Monument

DeWitt County Monument image. Click for full size.
cmh2315fl via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), December 22, 2020
1. DeWitt County Monument
De Witt County
Included in the colonial grant in 1825 to Green De Witt, Texas empesario ▲ Settled until 1840 largely by Anglo Americans ▲ Created a county of the state of Texas March 24, 1846, its area being taken from Gonzales, Victoria & Goliad counties ▲ Organized July 13, 1846 with Cameron as the county seat ▲ Named in honor of its original grantee Green De Witt 1787-1835 ▲ By 1860 half its population was of German birth ▲ Clinton served as county seat, 1849-1877 ▲ Cuero incorporated April 23, 1873, was made county seat in 1877 ▲ In memory of Arthur Burns, first settler in De Witt County 1826 ▲ Columbus Burns, first Anglo-American child born in the county, 1829 ▲ George Washington Davis delegate to the second convention of Texas, 1833 ▲ George W. Davis, participant in the Battle of Gonzales, 1835 ▲ George W. Davis, delegate to the Consultation, 1835 ▲ Captain John York, Captain David Murphree, James M. Bell, Albrecht von Roeder, Louis von Roeder, Squire Burns, John F. Pettus, participants in the capture of San Antonio, 1835 ▲ Thomas
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R. Miller, William Dearduff, martyrs of the Alamo, 1836 ▲ J.L. Allen a messenger from the Alamo, 1836 ▲ O.H. Perry Davis of Fannin’s command who escaped the Refugio Massacre 1836 ▲ Captain David Murphree, John F. Pettus, James Bell, Joseph Kent, Berry Doolittle, Allen Caruthers, Robert J. Kleburg, John McCrabb, James J. Tumlinson, Louis von Roeder, heroes of San Jacinto ▲ Creed Taylor, Squire Burns, Josiah Taylor, Chas. A. Ogsbury, George W. Davis, soldiers in the Texas Army 1836 ▲ James Norman Smith, first school teacher in De Witte County 1840 ▲ Captain Daniel B. Friar, Miles S. Bennet, James J. Tumlinson, Josiah Taylor, Creed Taylor, participants in the Battle of Salado Creek, Bexar County, 1842 ▲ George Lord, Alfred A. Allee members of the Mier Expedition 1842 ▲ and all other pioneers of the Republic of Texas who resided in De Witt County prior to or after the revolution.
Erected 1936 by State of Texas.
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 24, 1846.
Location. 29° 5.291′ N, 97° 16.57′ 
DeWitt County Monument image. Click for full size.
cmh2315fl via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), December 22, 2020
2. DeWitt County Monument
W. Marker is in Cuero, Texas, in DeWitt County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broadway Street (U.S. 87) and East Courthouse Street, on the left when traveling west on East Broadway Street. Marker is in Settler's Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cuero TX 77954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cuero (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leonard Roy Harmon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas M. Stell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Judge Henry Clay Pleasants (approx. half a mile away); Charles Goodwin Breeden (approx. half a mile away); Hillside Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Morgan Steamship Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Cuero (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuero.
Also see . . .  DeWitt County Monument (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination package, with details about the monument and early settlers and soldiers honored on it. (Texas Historical Commission) (Submitted on April 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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