Kaufman in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Capt. Israel Spikes
In 1875-1876 Spikes served as an elected spokesman from this district in state convention to reestablish free government. He rode horseback to Austin with John H. Reagan, former Confederate Postmaster General, later United States Senator. The Constitution these men helped write has been in force for nearly a century.
Spikes, a Confederate veteran and Mason, had ten children.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8552.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 32° 32.41′ N, 96° 10.17′ W. Marker is in Kaufman, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker can be reached from County Route 110 0.4 miles east of Farm to Market Road 2515. Marker is at the back inside Fox Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kaufman TX 75142, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the Fox Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morrow Chapel Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lone Oak Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Prairieville (approx. 5.7 miles away); Capt. Edward Thomas Broughton and the Johnson Guards (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cedarvale Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Kemp (approx. 7.7 miles away); Locust Grove (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kaufman.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 1, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.