Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Colonel Clinton McKamey Winkler
(October 19, 1821--May 13, 1882)
Eminent judge, for whom a Texas county was named. Born in North Carolina. Settled in 1840 in the Republic of Texas. Admitted to the Bar (1843), he served 1847- 49 in 2nd Texas Legislature. Raising 150 men for Hood's Brigade, he served four years in Confederate army; was wounded at Gettysburg.
He was elected to 13th Texas Legislature. At creation of Texas Court of Appeals, he was one of three original justices. Married twice, he had eight children.
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11649.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 32° 5.875′ N, 96° 28.419′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on North 15th Street, on the right when traveling north. Oaklawn Cemetery, entrance on North 15th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Shelton (a few steps from this marker); David Reed MitchellNavarro County World War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Roger Q. Mills (approx. ¼ mile away); Frank Neal Drane (approx. ¼ mile away); YMCA of Corsicana (approx. ¼ mile away); Alva Everett Taylor (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of The First Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
Regarding Colonel Clinton McKamey Winkler. Member of Texas legislature, 1847, 1872; After the election of Abraham Lincoln, he and six other prominent Navarro countians organized the secession movement in the county. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Associate justice of the state Court of Appeals, 1876-82.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on December 29, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.