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

Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution

 
 
Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, October 22, 2012
1. Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution Marker
Inscription.  In 1889, during the Centennial of the inauguration of George Washington as first President of the United States, a group of Revolutionary War soldiers' descendants gathered in New York to form a society to promote awareness of the Revolutionary War period. Named the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution, the organization inspired the formation of a state society in Texas in 1896.

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
Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution Marker in the Distance image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, October 22, 2012
2. Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution Marker in the Distance
Marker can be seen just below center and 1/5th of the distance from the right edge of the picture.
Commission. (Marker Number 11579.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list.
 
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 438 times since then and 18 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.
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