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

Colonel Middleton T. Johnson

 
 
Colonel Middleton T. Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 16, 2021
1. Colonel Middleton T. Johnson Marker
Inscription.  
County named for Texas Confederate
Colonel Middleton T. Johnson
1810-1866

South Carolinian; Legislator Alabama came to Texas 1840. Member Republic of Texas Congress. Cavalryman in U.S. War with Mexico. Texas Ranger surveyor of early railroads. As colonel raised 14th Texas Cavalry regiment, taking them to Little Rock 1862 for induction C.S.A. service. Buried Mill Creek Cemetery, Arlington, Texas. Johnson County voted 500-50 for secession 1861. Soon raised 9 companies for C.S.A. service. 12th Texas Cavalry regt. which served in Arkansas, Louisiana, on Texas coast to prevent invasion Texas. Remaining eligible men western part county placed in state militia late 1863 to protect frontier.
 
Erected 1964 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2837.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 32° 20.849′ N, 97° 23.166′ W. Marker is in Cleburne, Texas, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of
The view of the Colonel Middleton T. Johnson Marker from the sidewalk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 16, 2021
2. The view of the Colonel Middleton T. Johnson Marker from the sidewalk
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Main Street (State Highway 171) and Chambers Street (Business U.S. 67) when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 North Main Street # 120, Cleburne TX 76031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Patrick R. Cleburne (here, next to this marker); Johnson County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Johnson County Courthouse Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); The 36th Division - Texas National Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Storm Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ensign Howard D. Crow (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleburne.
 
More about this marker. The Colonel Middleton T. Johnson marker is located on the reverse side of the General Patrick R. Cleburne marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 27, 2022