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Jefferson in Marion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Home of Captain George T. Todd

(1839-1913)

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Site of Home of Captain George T. Todd Marker
Inscription. Born in Virginia. Came to Texas 1843. During Civil War, served in famous Hood's Texas Brigade. At Chickamauga, took command after Gen. Hood was shot. In 1864-1865, fought west of the Mississippi with Lane's Partisan Rangers.

After war, was in the Texas Legislature and on University of Texas Board of Regents. As district attorney, prosecuted Cincinnati jewelry salesman Abe Rothchild for the 1877 roadside murder of "Diamond Bessie" Moore. Covering 7 years, this famous trial put in conflict some of the nation's best lawyers and set numerous legal precedents.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8095.)
 
Location. 32° 45.594′ N, 94° 20.856′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Polk Street (County Road 134) and East Clarksville Street, on the left when traveling north on North Polk Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 North Polk Street, Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The George T. Todd House (a few steps from this marker); Torrans-Clopton-Spellings House (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Meat Packing Plant
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By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Site of Home of Captain George T. Todd Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Brooks House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Texas Artificial Gas Plant (approx. mile away); Jefferson Public Library (approx. mile away); Sterne Fountain (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article on George T. Todd. (Submitted on July 2, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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