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

First Navy of the Republic of Texas

 
 
First Navy of the Republic of Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
1. First Navy of the Republic of Texas Marker
The water in the background is Galveston Harbor
Inscription.  
Dedicated to the
First Navy of the Republic of Texas
Established by Governor Henry Smith
November 25th, 1835

The Fleet
Brutus • Independence
Liberty • Invincible


Commemorating the heroism of its
personnel
defenders of an empire

 
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 7537.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Texas IndependenceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 29° 18.607′ N, 94° 47.539′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Memorial can be reached from 20th Street 0.1 miles north of Wharf Road, on the left when traveling north. The marker is 200-300 feet west of Pier 20 in a green area near the water. 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. Middle Passage Galveston, Texas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Galveston
First Navy of the Republic of Texas Marker from the Rear image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
2. First Navy of the Republic of Texas Marker from the Rear
(about 500 feet away); Kuhn's Wharf (about 600 feet away); Central Wharf (about 800 feet away); The Hendley Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hendley Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hendley's Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mallory-Produce Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .
1. An Article on the Texas Navy by Texas Military Forces Museum. (Submitted on May 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. The Texas Navy in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on May 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. The Texas Navy in Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
First Navy of the Republic of Texas Marker as Seen from Near Pier 20 image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
3. First Navy of the Republic of Texas Marker as Seen from Near Pier 20
The marker is about 1/3rd in from the left of the picture and about 1/3rd up from the bottom. Near the base of the more distant set of flags.
A Plaque that Lies on the Ground in Front of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
4. A Plaque that Lies on the Ground in Front of the Marker
This plaque commemorates various marine personnel's support during WWII.
Towers Looking Across Galveston Harbor from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
5. Towers Looking Across Galveston Harbor from the Marker
Shrimp Boats Docked at Pier 20 image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 2, 2013
6. Shrimp Boats Docked at Pier 20
Pelicans on the Harbor Side of Pier 20 image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, circa February 5, 2009
7. Pelicans on the Harbor Side of Pier 20
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 4, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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