“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hemphill in Sabine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Sabine County

Sabine County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
1. Sabine County Marker
Inscription. A borderland between Spain and the United States, 1803-1819...Entry for many Anglo-American colonists and travelers after 1820, first included in the municipality of Nacogdoches; After 1832 in the municipality of San Augustine; On December 15, 1835, it became the municipality of Sabine, borrowing its name from the river which forms its Eastern boundary. Became a county in 1836, organized 1837.

Milam, county seat, 1837-1858, Hemphill since 1858.

In the heart of the Pinelands...

In memory of Benjamin Holt, Absolom Hier, Jesse Parker, members of the Convention of 1832.

William Clark, Jr., James Gaines, signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1836.

Captain William Scurlock, a participant in the Battle of Coleto under Colonel James W. Fannin, Jr. Life spared March 27, 1836.

Isaac W. Burton, Benjamin F. Bryant, John C. Hale, William Pace, Alfred Benton, Dr. Robert K. Goodloe, San Jacinto veterans and other founders and defenders of the Republic of Texas who lived in this county, before or after the Revolution.

Some of the distinguished citizens contributed by Sabine County.

David S. Kaufman
First U.S. Congressman from Texas.

Sam D. McMahan
Pioneer Patriot.

Littleton Fowler
Early Missionary

R.P. Sibley,
Sabine County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
2. Sabine County Marker
J.C. Caraway
Captains in the C.S.A.

Erected by the State of Texas 1936
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 7576.)
Location. 31° 20.511′ N, 93° 50.953′ W. Marker is in Hemphill, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is at the intersection of Worth Street (Farm to Market Road 83) and South Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on Worth Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hemphill TX 75948, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sabine County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Sabine County (within shouting distance of this marker); Sabine County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Hemphill (within shouting distance of this marker); Pratt (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Hemphill (about 500 feet away); Hemphill Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr. (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hemphill.
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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