Alpine in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Lawrence Sullivan Ross
1838 - 1898
Iowa born family came to Texas 1839. Gained experience with Indians in central Texas while father was Indian agent. Led reservation Indians in campaigns against Comanches. As Ranger company captain in 1855 he killed the noted Comanche Chief Peta Nocona in hand-to-hand combat and captured long lost Cynthia Ann Parker. Following distinguished C.S.A. service as general, returned to Texas. McLennan County sheriff. Member 1875 Constitutional Convention. Elected to state senate 1880. Governor of Texas 1887-91. 1st chief executive to occupy present capitol building. Gave much attention to public land and railroad regulation policy and made special pleas for public schools and free text books. Four Eleemosynary institutions established in his administration.
College Named for Texas Confederate
General Lawrence "Sul" Ross
Entered Confederate service a Private in 1861. Made Colonel, 6th Texas Cavalry May 1862. Commended for outstanding role in withdrawal from Corinth, Miss., October 1862. Made Brigadier General December 1863. Led famed Ross Cavalry Brigade composed chiefly of Texans in almost continual action
A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy. Erected by the State of Texas
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 6411.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 21.774′ N, 103° 39.097′ W. Marker is in Alpine, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker is on North Harrison Street, on the right when traveling north. The historical marker-monument located on the west side entrance of the Dolph Briscoe JR Building on the campus of Sul Ross State University. North Harrison Street is named for a local postwar Confederate, WM Harrison. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 North Harrison Street, Alpine TX 79830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nolte-Rooney House (approx. half a mile away); J. C. Bird (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gage-Van Sickle (approx. 0.6 miles away); City Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church of Alpine J.C. Carr-Bob Slight House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ritchey Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel Henry P. Brewster (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alpine.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,018 times since then and 79 times this year. Last updated on December 9, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on March 24, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. 2. submitted on March 3, 2013, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. 3. submitted on March 24, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. 4. submitted on October 19, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. 5. submitted on November 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.