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

Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial Marker Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 16, 2018
1. Veterans Memorial Marker Front
In memory of

Colonel Benjamin Fort Smith,
Dr. Robert C. Neblett, Veterans of
The War of 1812

Colonel Benjamin F. Smith
Veteran of the Black Hawk War, 1832

Jared E. Groce, Joshua Hadley
William Robinson, delegates to the
First Convention of Texas, 1832

Jared E. Groce, Francis Holland
Jesse Grimes, delegates to the
Second Convention of Texas, 1833

Joshua Hadley, Dr. George M. Patrick
Delegates to the Consultation, 1835

Benjamin Briggs Goodrich, Jesse Grimes
Signers of the Texas
Declaration of Independence, 1836

Francis Holland, Anthony Drew Kennard
Soldiers in the Army, 1835

Sarah Rudolph Dodson
Who made a flag for a military company
Army of Texas, 1835

In memory of

Tapley Holland, John Camp Goodrich
Alfred Calvin Grimes
Martyrs of the Alamo

Anderson Buffington, Benjamin Fort Smith
Heroes of San Jacinto

Francis Holland, Michael Kennard
John F. Martin, Dr. Verplank Ackerman
William P. Zuber
Soldiers in the Army, 1836
Robert Holman Dunham
Who was massacred in Mexico, 1842

Kenneth Lewis Anderson
Vice President of the Republic, who
Died in Anderson, July 3, 1845

Veterans Memorial Marker Rear image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 16, 2018
2. Veterans Memorial Marker Rear
Veteran of the Mexican War, 1846

And all other pioneers who
lived in this vicinity during
the days of the Republic.

Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 8599.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 30° 29.327′ N, 95° 59.205′ W. Marker is in Anderson, Texas, in Grimes County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Loop State Highway 429) and West Buffington Avenue, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Main Street, Anderson TX 77830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Jesse Grimes and Mathew Caldwell (here, next to this marker); Grimes County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Grimes County (a few steps from this marker); Grimes County, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Rocky Creek Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Bahia Road
Grimes County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 16, 2018
3. Grimes County Courthouse
Marker is visible to the right of the courthouse.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson Baptist Church (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing. ); Fanthorp Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
Categories. War, Texas Independence
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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