Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Colonel B.F. Terry
February 18, 1821 - December 17, 1861
Native of Kentucky. Came to Texas, 1831. Member Secession Convention. Commanded reinforcements of State troops sent to Rio Grande for the capture of Federal Army property at Fort Brown. Went to Virginia hoping to be in first battle of war. Cited for valuable volunteer service in First Battle of Manassas; scouting, reporting, and shooting down the flag staff thus lowering the Union's flag floating over the courthouse. Returned to Texas with orders to raise cavalry regiment which soon attained fame as Terry's Texas Rangers. Killed Woodsonville, Kentucky while leading unit's first charge. His loyal Rangers carried his name until war's end. Terry County named in his honor.
In this plot also rest:
Mrs. B. F. Terry
Two Terry children
Mrs. William Thatcher (Terry's daughter)
Erected 1963 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 10790.)
Location. 29° 45.897′ N, 95° 23.143′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2525 Washington Avenue, Houston TX 77007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rev. William M. Tryon (within shouting distance of this marker); James S. and Alfred T. Lucas (within shouting distance of this marker); Irvin Capers Lord (within shouting distance of this marker); David Finney Stuart, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Anson Jones (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belle Sherman Kendall (about 400 feet away); Archibald Wynns (about 400 feet away); Edwin Fairfax Gray (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Also see . . . Terry, Benjamin Franklin - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on September 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.