Baytown in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dr. Ashbel Smith
Dr. Ashbel Smith served the Republic of Texas as Surgeon General 1837—39, Minister to England and France 1842—44, and Secretary of State 1845: worked to establish the Texas Medical Association 1853 and the Texas State Agricultural Society 1853: represented Harris County in the sixth, eleventh, and sixteenth Legislatures of Texas: formed the Bayland Guards 1861; was Colonel 2nd Texas Infantry Confederate Army; led the way in founding Prairie View State Normal School 1879, the
Erected by City of Baytown.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
Location. 29° 46.924′ N, 94° 57.879′ W. Marker is in Baytown, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street, 0.3 miles north of West Cedar Bayou Lynchburg Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5117 N Main St, Baytown TX 77521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wooster School (within shouting distance of this marker); Near Home Site of John Peter Sjolander (approx. 2.2 miles away); Humble Oil & Refining Company (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hall of Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles Goose Creek Stream (approx. 3.3 miles away); K'Nesseth Israel Synagogue (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baytown.
Also see . . .
1. Ashbel Smith in Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 23, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Ashbel Smith in The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on November 23, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. Brief Bio of Ashbel Smith. (Submitted on November 23, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.