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

Milam

 
 
Milam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
1. Milam Marker
Inscription. The first known description of Milam was given by Stephen Fuller Austin in his diary as he camped along El Camino Real de los Tejas in 1821. Because of the town's close proximity to the trail, Milam saw many explorers, veterans, and pioneers pass through the area. Milam, one of the oldest towns in Texas, was originally known as Red Mound, and was attractive to settlers for its agricultural wealth. After the county seat was moved to Hemphill in 1858, the town of Milam slowly began to decline. The Depression, closure of the school and a shift away from cotton farming led to the relocation of many Milam residents. Recently, retirees have returned for recreational activities in the area.
175 years of Texas Independence 1836-2011
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16778.)
 
Location. 31° 25.965′ N, 93° 50.84′ W. Marker is in Milam, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is on State Highway 21 west of State Highway 87, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 TX-21, Milam TX 75959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured
Milam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
2. Milam Marker
as the crow flies. A different marker also named Milam (here, next to this marker); The Old San Antonio Road (here, next to this marker); John C. Hale (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milam Masonic Institute (about 400 feet away); C.A. Nethery & Sons General Merchandise (about 700 feet away); Matthew Arnold Parker (approx. 2.7 miles away); Kings Highway (approx. 4.4 miles away); In Memory of Columbia STS-107 (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milam.
 
Also see . . .  Milam, Texas. (Submitted on August 7, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Benjamin Milam image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Benjamin Milam
El Camino Real image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. El Camino Real
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 123 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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