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Rosenberg in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar

President of the Republic of Texas

Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
1. Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar Marker
Inscription.  Born 1798 in Georgia. Came to Texas 1835. Became involved immediately in movement for independence from Mexico. Upon fall of the Alamo and news of Goliad Massacre, joined Texas Army as a private, as Houston moved eastward toward San Jacinto.

In swiftly moving chain of events, Lamar was made a colonel on eve of Battle of San Jacinto. There he commanded cavalry with distinction and ten days later was named Secretary of War in the ad interim government. Elected vice-president in new nation's first government, was candidate of the anti-Sam Houston faction for president in next election. He won, and took office in 1838 for 3-year term.

During his administration, the Republic of Texas was recognized by Great Britain and France. He was known for his forceful Indian policy and for his opposition to annexation. He laid the foundation for first system of public education in Texas. By his decision Austin was made capital of Texas.

A poet and diplomat, he projected the writing of a history of Texas, but died in 1859, before book was well begun. His plantation was near Richmond. He is buried near here, in the Morton Cemetery.

Supplemental Plaque #1:
Morton Cemetery is located approximately 2.3 mi. NE of this site. Marker relocated to Lamar Consolidated High School on March 2, 1993.

Supplemental Plaque #2:
Dedicated by
Lamar Consolidated High School
Class of 1993
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9003.)
Location. 29° 33.659′ N, 95° 46.745′ W. Marker is in Rosenberg, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is at the intersection of Mustang Avenue and Herndon Drive, on the right when traveling east on Mustang Avenue. Marker is located in front of Lamar Consolidated High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4606 Mustang Avenue, Rosenberg TX 77471, 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. Erastus ("Deaf") Smith (approx. 1.7 miles away); City of Richmond (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Bend County Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); The McFarlane House (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (approx. 1.8 miles away); Constantine W. Buckley (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Baptist Church of Rosenberg (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. John's United Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away).
Also see . . .  Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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