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

Black Veteran's Memorial Park

 
 
Black Veteran's Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 26, 2022
1. Black Veteran's Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  This park was developed following a gift of 6.7 acres by the Black Veteran's Association to the City of Trinity in 1980 as a memorial to Black World War Veterans of Trinity County. Land was donated for the purpose of a park and recreation complex for the benefit of the general public, this area was first acquired in 1950 and was known as Colored Veteran's Memorial Park from 1950 to 1980.

Macom Johnson Post No. 831
Jimmie D. Saldana, Commander
Lloyd Bailey, Adjutant

Trustees: S E. Curtis • Charlie Boyce • Walter Brooks• Ernest Kizzee

Charter Members: Sylvester Williams • Wakefield Davis • Mosell Gibbs • Pleas Williams • Leonard Ford • Fred Williams • Joe Williams • Ernest O'Neill • Lennis Watson • James Walker • Sevelar Curtis • H. McGathon • Henry E. Sheffield • Thomas Bradic, Jr. • Mack C. Turine

 
Erected by Macom Johnson Post No. 831.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansParks & Recreational AreasWar, World IWar, World II. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
 
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30° 56.305′ N, 95° 22.657′ W. Marker is in Trinity, Texas, in Trinity County. Memorial is at the intersection of South Maple Street and Stadium Street, on the left when traveling north on South Maple Street. The marker is located on the east side of the baseball field near Stadium Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trinity TX 75862, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ranald McDonald House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Red Schoolhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Waco, Beaumont, Trinity & Sabine Railroad (approx. half a mile away); Site of Gibson Hotel (approx. half a mile away); First United Methodist Church of Trinity (approx. half a mile away); Charles Nesbitt "Charlie" Wilson (approx. half a mile away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trinity.
 
The view of the Black Veteran's Memorial Park Marker next to the baseball field image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 26, 2022
2. The view of the Black Veteran's Memorial Park Marker next to the baseball field
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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