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Near Cameron in Milam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Steamboat Washington Landed Here

 
 
Steamboat Washington Landed Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
1. Steamboat Washington Landed Here Marker
Inscription.  
In the winter of 1850-1851
with Captain Basil M.
Hatfield, Commander, the

Steamboat Washington
landed here


with a shipment of merchandise
from Washington-on-the-Brazos
to J. W. McCown and Co., mer-
chants at Cameron. The first,
last and only steamboat to
navigate Little River.

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 8004.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 30° 50.069′ N, 96° 56.73′ W. Marker is near Cameron, Texas, in Milam County. Marker is on U.S. 77/190 0.3 miles north of County Highway 2095, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cameron TX 76520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Massillon Farley (approx. 2 miles away); Milam County Jail of 1895 (approx. 2.1 miles away); First Girl's Tomato Club in Texas
Steamboat Washington Landed Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
2. Steamboat Washington Landed Here Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Milam County Courthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of First Home in Cameron (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ben Milam (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Milam County Courthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mrs. Edna Westbrook Trigg (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cameron.
 
More about this marker. These style markers were placed in 1936 as part of the centennial celebration of Texas independence from Mexico.
 
Steamboat Washington Landed Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
3. Steamboat Washington Landed Here Marker
Steamboat Washington Landed Here Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
4. Steamboat Washington Landed Here Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.   2. submitted on June 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.   4. submitted on June 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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