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San Augustine in San Augustine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Alexander Horton Cemetery

 
 
Alexander Horton Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chance Moore, July 13, 2022
1. Alexander Horton Cemetery Marker
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Pioneer, soldier, civic leader, and state legislator, Alexander Horton (1810-1894) came to Texas in 1824. he served as an aide-de-camp to Gen. Sam Houston at the battle of San Jacinto, April 21,1836. this cemetery is situated on property Horton bought in 1837. his home once stood adjacent to the plot. according to family tradition, the first grave here was that of Horton's brother William Wade, a Texas Ranger who died in. 1849. maintained by descendants. the cemetery contains about 20 graves, including those of Horton and other family members.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7618.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 31° 32.674′ N, 94° 5.805′ W. Marker is in San Augustine, Texas, in San Augustine County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 147, 1.1 miles north of Farm to Market Road 547, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Augustine TX 75972, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp San Augustine World War II P.O.W. Camp (approx. 0.7 miles away); An Early Presbyterian Church in Texas (approx. 1.1 miles away); San Augustine City Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Home of Col. Stephen William Blount (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wesleyan College (approx. 1.2 miles away); Home of Matthew Cartwright (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of the First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); George Louis Crocket (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Augustine.
 
Alexander Horton Cemetery Marker Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chance Moore, July 13, 2022
2. Alexander Horton Cemetery Marker Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2022, by Chance Moore of Cushing, Texas. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2022, by Chance Moore of Cushing, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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