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Daingerfield in Morris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Morris County

 
 
Morris County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Morris County Marker
Inscription. Created and organized in 1875, with Daingerfield as county seat. Named for William W. Morris (1805-1883), who came to Texas in 1849, when the Civil War began in 1861, was in 8th Legislature that armed the state, enacted soldiers' families' relief laws and set up 2,000 mile frontier and coastline defenses. Also in 13th Legislature, 1873-75.

Of the 254 Texas counties, 42 bear Indian, French or Spanish names. 10 honor such colonizers as Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas." 12 were named for Washington, Clay and other American patriots.

96 were named for men who fought in the Texas War for Independence (15 dying at the Alamo), signed the Declaration of Independence from Mexico, or served as statesmen in the Republic of Texas.

23 have the names of frontiersmen and pioneers.

11 honor American statesmen who worked for the annexation of Texas; 10, leaders in Texas since statehood, including jurists, ministers, educators, historians, statesmen; and 36, men like Morris prominent in the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Delta and 8 others have geographical names. San Jacinto and Val Verde were named for battles; Live Oak and Orange, for trees; and Mason for a fort.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7851.)
Morris County Marker inside the Daingerfield City Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Morris County Marker inside the Daingerfield City Park.

 
Location. 33° 1.921′ N, 94° 43.471′ W. Marker is in Daingerfield, Texas, in Morris County. Marker is on Webb Street west of North Peters Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Webb Street, Daingerfield TX 75638, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daingerfield, C. S. A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Chapel Hill College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Hussey & Logan's Mill and Gin Factory (approx. mile away); Rev. Nathan S. Johnson (approx. mile away); Veteran of the American Revolution James Thompson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Snow Hill Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away); Snow Hill Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daingerfield.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association on Morris County history. (Submitted on June 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, Texas Independence
 
The Morris County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
3. The Morris County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on June 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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