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

Elisha Everett Lott

(February 24, 1820 - January 17, 1864)

Elisha Everett Lott Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Amanda Hartley, July 7, 2010
1. Elisha Everett Lott Marker
Inscription.  Elisha Everett Lott moved to Harrison County, Texas in 1840. Elected to the Republic of Texas Congress in 1842, he helped open this area of Texas for settlement. He moved here in 1845, and in 1846 was instrumental in the organization of Smith County and the selection of Tyler as the county seat. He helped promote steamboat navigation of the Sabine River and in 1853 was elected to the state senate. A Confederate veteran of the Civil War, Lott died at his Starrville home in 1864 and is buried near this site in the Lott family cemetery.
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7739.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 32° 28.284′ N, 95° 10.559′ W. Marker is in Winona, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is on State Highway 155, 0.3 miles south of County Route 313E, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winona TX 75792, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Winona (approx. 1.4 miles away); Nicholas Wren 1807-1859 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Harris Creek Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Scouts of Texas Army (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Kay House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Camp Fannin Internment Camp (approx. 3.1 miles away); Camp Fannin (approx. 3.1 miles away); Starrville Community (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winona.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,637 times since then and 237 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 22, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 26, 2023