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

James Love

(1795-1874)

 
 
James Love Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. James Love Marker
Inscription.  A veteran of the War of 1812, James Love, a lawyer, came to Texas in 1837 with his wife Lucy (Ballinger). He helped found Galveston, and was a political ally of Mirabeau B. Lamar. Love served as a delegate to the 1845 Annexation Convention, judge of the district court, and clerk of the United States District Court. During the Civil War (1861-1865) he enlisted in Terry's Texas Rangers. Afterward he served as the first judge of the Harris and Galveston County Criminal Court.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7519.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 29° 17.627′ N, 94° 48.678′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of 40th Street and Avenue K, on the right when traveling south on 40th Street. Marker is located within Galveston's Trinity Episcopal Cemetery. Touch for map
James Love Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. James Love Tombstone
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4002 Avenue K, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Bankhead Magruder (a few steps from this marker); Major John M. Allen (within shouting distance of this marker); George Campbell Childress (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain William S. Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); Nahor Biggs Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Joseph (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Journeay (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Trezevant Wigfall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  Love, James - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on December 17, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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