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Near Lexington in Rockbridge County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Sam Houston

 
 
Birthplace of Sam Houston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
1. Birthplace of Sam Houston Marker
Inscription.  In a cabin on the hilltop to the east Sam Houston was born, March 2, 1793. As commander-in-chief of the Texas army, he won the battle of San Jacinto, which secured Texan independence, April 21, 1836. He was President of Texas, 1836-1838, 1841-1844; United States Senator, 1846-1859; Governor, 1860-1861. He died, July 26, 1863.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number A-52.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1941.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 50.581′ N, 79° 21.551′ W. Marker was near Lexington, Virginia, in Rockbridge County. Marker could be reached from Sam Houston Way (Virginia Route 785) near North Lee Highway (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the Sam Houston Wayside. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Birthplace of Sam Houston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dan Fisher, June 20, 2010
2. Birthplace of Sam Houston Marker
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8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Birthplace of Sam Houston (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Birthplace of Sam Houston (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Hall Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Timber Ridge Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church Hill (about 300 feet away); Red House and the McDowell Family (approx. 3.2 miles away); Dr. Ephraim McDowell (approx. 3.2 miles away); McDowell's Grave (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced with the linked marker.
 
Sam Houston image. Click for full size.
circa 1856
3. Sam Houston
Library of Congress [LC-DIG-ppmsca-09599]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,202 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 28, 2022