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

Pecan Point Signers

of the Texas Declaration of Independence

 
 
Pecan Point Signers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Pecan Point Signers Marker
Inscription.  Five of the most prominent delegates to the Constitutional Convention of Texas, held March, 1836, hailed from Pecan Point, in this vicinity. Richard Ellis (an attorney and judge) was chosen president of the meeting and later served four terms in the Senate of the Republic. Collin McKinney (a magistrate) helped draft the declaration and served three terms in the house. A. H. Latimer (an attorney) served two terms. Samuel Price Carson (attorney) became Texas' Secretary of State and with Robert Hamilton (financier) was an agent to the United States.
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12409.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1836.
 
Location. 33° 28.542′ N, 94° 17.32′ W. Marker is in Hooks, Texas, in Bowie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Farm to Market Road 560) and Frontage Interstate 30 Frontage Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is
Pecan Point Signers Marker near pillar, left of entry door. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Pecan Point Signers Marker near pillar, left of entry door.
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at or near this postal address: Main Street, Hooks TX 75561, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Bowie / Gold Star County (approx. 6.8 miles away); Bowie County (approx. 6.8 miles away); Confederate Camp at Richmond / Richmond Church and Cemetery (approx. 12.8 miles away in Arkansas); Little River County (approx. 16.3 miles away in Arkansas); a different marker also named Little River County (approx. 16.3 miles away in Arkansas); Little River County War Memorial (approx. 16.3 miles away in Arkansas).
 
More about this marker. As of the date this marker was posted, it was located right up against a pillar of a gas station store. The location is currently under renovation after being shuttered for many years.

Previously it was the Hooks Truck Stop and Texaco Station and now it is the 7Star Travel Plaza.
 
View from marker area to Interstate 30 exchange. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. View from marker area to Interstate 30 exchange.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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