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

Lent Munson Hitchcock

(October 15, 1816 - February 27, 1869)

 
 
Lent Munson Hitchcock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. Lent Munson Hitchcock Marker
Inscription.  A sea captain's son who became a sailor at the age of 14, Lent Munson Hitchcock left his native Connecticut and joined the Texas Navy about 1836. Seafaring duties brought him to Galveston in 1837 where he later served as harbor master, city alderman, treasurer, and Confederate army volunteer. An active Mason and Episcopalian, Hitchcock played a prominent role in the city's early development. The town of Hitchcock (18 mi. NW) was named for him in 1891.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7493.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, Texas IndependenceWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 29° 17.595′ N, 94° 48.724′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 40th Street and Avenue K, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Galveston's Trinity Episcopal Cemetery.
Lent Munson Hitchcock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. Lent Munson Hitchcock Marker
Touch for map. 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. Lt. Commander Edward Lea (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Joseph (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Journeay (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren D. C. Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Michel B. Menard (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Trezevant Wigfall (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel May Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); George Campbell Childress (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  Lent Munson Hitchcock. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
 
Lent Munson Hitchcock with wife Emily and their two children image. Click for full size.
circa 1855
3. Lent Munson Hitchcock with wife Emily and their two children
Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on November 30, 2011. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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