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

Alexander's Distillery

 
 
Alexander's Distillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
1. Alexander's Distillery Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1861-65, the William R. Alexander Distillery met a wartime need in Texas.

May 28, 1862, Governor Francis R. Lubbock closed all Texas distilleries, to save grain. Army calls for medicinal liquor (for opiate and stimulant purposes) soon caused him to order a few, including Alexander's, re-opened.

In drastic medical shortages, Texans throughout the Civil War gave such help as they could. Bandages, sewing silk, lint, polk weed, peach bark, barilla and other home medical aids went to various military units.
 
Erected 1964 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 113.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 28, 1862.
 
Location. 30° 56.705′ N, 97° 31.962′ W. Marker is in Salado, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on Center Circle, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salado TX 76571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Twelve Oaks (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Baines House
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Davis Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Anderson Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Home of Orville Thomas Tyler (approx. ¼ mile away); Norton-Orgain House (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Salado (approx. 0.3 miles away); Armstrong-Adams House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salado.
 
Home on Site of Alexander's Distillery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
2. Home on Site of Alexander's Distillery
Alexander's Distillery Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, September 6, 2019
3. Alexander's Distillery Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,212 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3. submitted on September 8, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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