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

Henry G. Damon

(1846-1918)

 
 
Henry G. Damon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. Henry G. Damon Marker
Inscription.  Born in Florida, Henry Damon served in the Confederate army and was taken prisoner during the Civil War. After moving to Corsicana in 1873, Damon became a lawyer and established the Texas Loan Agency with his partner, businessman W. R. Bright. Headquartered in this building from 1890 until 1900, the agency was an early real estate mortgage company that became a leader in the area's industrial development. Damon was also an early Chamber of Commerce member and an active prohibitionist. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11611.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 32° 5.582′ N, 96° 27.869′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on West Collin Street near South Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 West Collin Street, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Texas Natural Gas Pipelines (within shouting distance of this marker); R.N. White (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Merchants Opera House (about 400 feet away); State National Bank of Corsicana (about 400 feet away); Corsicana City Jail of 1908 (about 400 feet away); The Molloy Hotel (about 500 feet away); Samuel Wistar Johnson, M. D. (about 600 feet away); Corsicana Public Library (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
 
Henry G. Damon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. Henry G. Damon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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