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Millican in Brazos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Millican, C.S.A.

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
1. Millican, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription. Millican was Texas' northernmost railroad terminus when the war between the states began in 1861. It became a vital Confederate shipping point for the area extending to the Red River on the north and to the frontier settlements in the west. The products of that region moved over the rails of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad from Millican to Houston, Beaumont, Galveston and Alleyton.

Confederate troops came by rail to nearby Camp Speight, a training and rendezvous point. Many marched overland from here for duty in Arkansas and Louisiana. Others entrained here for Houston and Beaumont where they boarded ships for Neblett's Landing on the Sabine and other debarkation points.

During the war cotton from North Texas and the Brazos Valley went to market through Millican to Alleyton, the state's southernmost railroad terminus, where it was transported over the cotton road by wagons and carts to Brownsville and Matamoros, Mexico. Returning wagons and carts brought military supplies and merchandise which eventually reached Millican by rail for wide distribution.

Millican, which had been born with the coming of the railroad in 1859, flourished with the railroad, and declined with the northward extension of the railroad that began in 1866.

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy - 1963

 
Erected 1963 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8688.)
 
Location. 30° 28.058′ N, 96° 12.291′ W. Marker is in Millican, Texas, in Brazos County. Marker is at the intersection of Wellborn Road (Farm to Market Road 2154) and Farm to Market Road 159, on the right when traveling east on Wellborn Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millican TX 77866, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington-on-the-Brazos (approx. 10.2 miles away); Shiloh Community (approx. 11.3 miles away); Early Texas A&M Campus Housing (approx. 12.7 miles away); Texas A&M Corps of Cadets (approx. 12.8 miles away); Early Play-By-Play Radio Broadcast of a College Football Game (approx. 12.8 miles away); Main Drill Field, Texas A&M University (approx. 13 miles away); College Station Railroad Depots (approx. 13 miles away); Nagle Hall (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Millican, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 

2. Houston and Texas Central Railway - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 3, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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