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Judge George E. Quinan

(1819-1893)

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
1. Judge George E. Quinan Marker
Inscription.  A native of Dublin, Ireland, George E. Quinan came to Texas in the 1830s. By the mid-1840s he had moved to Wharton and set up a law office near this site. He was elected district attorney in 1845. Quinan and his wife Mary Anne established a home on Peach Creek in Wharton County. He served two terms in the Texas Senate from 1857 to 1861. After service in the Confederate army during the Civil War, he was a member of the Commission of Civil Appeals. Judge Quinan was among the founders of the State Bar Association in 1879. He is buried near Peach Creek.
 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2880.)
 
Location. 29° 18.666′ N, 96° 6.039′ W. Marker is in Wharton, Texas, in Wharton County. Marker is on West Milam Street (State Highway 60), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 West Milam Street, Wharton TX 77488, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wharton County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wharton County
Judge George E. Quinan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
2. Judge George E. Quinan Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Security Bank and Trust Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Home of Robert McAlpin Williamson (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Plaza Hotel and Plaza Theater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wharton County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); City of Wharton (about 500 feet away); Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wharton.
 
Also see . . .  Quinan, George E. - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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