Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution
Meeting at the Tremont hotel, which formerly stood at this site, a group of Texans organized the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution on December 8, 1896, electing as president former speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Ira Hobart Evans (1844-1922).
The Texas society was admitted into the national society in 1897, and the founding group became the state's first chapter, Galveston No. 1. Since the late 1920s, over thirty chapters have been established across the state.
Texas society chapters have been active in promoting awareness of the Revolutionary War period through the pursuit of patriotic, educational, and historical objectives.
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1766.
Location. 29° 18.236′ N, 94° 47.604′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Tremont Street and Avenue F, on the right when traveling south on Tremont Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scottish Rite Masonry (about 500 feet away); Pix Building (about 500 feet away); William Lewis Moody, Jr. (about 500 feet away); United States National Bank Building (about 600 feet away); Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church (about 800 feet away); Eaton Memorial Chapel (about 800 feet away); Galveston Office of the National Weather Service (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . . Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution Website. (Submitted on October 23, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.