Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
"I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat"
“I shall never surrender or retreat”
Edward, James, George,
sons of Anson Taylor
died at the Alamo
March 6, 1836
Taylor County was named
for these gallant men
Erected by the John Hudnall Chapter of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 with the co-operation of the Taylor County Commissioners Court 1955
Erected 1955 by John Hudnall Chapter of U.S. Daughters of 1812 and Taylor County.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Forts or Castles • War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the United States Daughters of 1812, National Society series list.
Location. 32° 26.753′ N, 99° 43.953′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Street and S. 4th Street on Oak Street. Marker is located at the front entrance sidewalk to the 1914 Taylor County courthouse building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Oak St, Abilene TX 79602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Honoring E Battery Lost Battalion WWII (a few steps from this marker); 45th Infantry Division at Camp Barkeley (a few steps from this marker); Site of Thornton's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Taylor County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Curfew by John J. Clinton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Texas & Pacific Railway (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Pine Street Shootout (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
Also see . . . Taylor County. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 19, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.