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Near McDade in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John Herron

 
 
John Herron Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
1. John Herron Marker
Inscription.  
A Mina Volunteer in the
Texas War for Independence
A San Jacinto Veteran

 
Erected 1962 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9194.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Texas Independence.
 
Location. 30° 14.728′ N, 97° 15.161′ W. Marker is near McDade, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is on Herron Trail (County Highway 353) half a mile south of Farm to Market Road 2336. The marker is located on the east side of the road in a small cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Dade TX 78650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McDade (approx. 2.8 miles away); Rock Front Saloon, 1870 (approx. 3 miles away); Capt. Jesse Billingsley (approx. 3 miles away); McDade Baptist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Rural Farms and Communities Before Camp Swift (approx. 4 miles away); Three Oaks (Goerlitz) Cemetery
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(approx. 4 miles away); Siloah Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McDade.
 
Also see . . .  John Herron. San Jacinto Museum
Born in North Carolina August 20, 1814. In the Headright Certificate issued to him February 5, 1838, for one-third of a league of land it is stated that he came to Texas in October 1835. He was a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley's Company of "Mina (Bastrop) Volunteers" at San Jacinto and on May 22, 1838, he was issued Donation Certificate No. 173 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On July 2, 1852, he received Bounty Certificate No. 1123 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from February 2 to June 1, 1836.
(Submitted on September 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. State of Texas 1962 Marker
This marker is a part of the State of Texas Historical markers for the War of Texas Independence. It also has information about the marker from the Atlas of Texas Historical sites including a Texas State marker number.
The John Herron Gravestone and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
2. The John Herron Gravestone and Marker
    — Submitted September 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.
 
The entrance to the Herron Cemetery along the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
3. The entrance to the Herron Cemetery along the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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