Palestine in Anderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Purvey Lee (P. L.) Chism
P.L. married Bess Carroll Moomaw in 1939 and, the next year, he earned his Masterís Degree in Education from Texas A&M. He had also begun pursuing his Doctorate at the University of Texas. In 1940, P.L. and Bess moved to Palestine when he was appointed Deputy State Superintendent of Schools for six counties,
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17650.)
Location. 31° 45.916′ N, 95° 37.572′ W. Marker is in Palestine, Texas, in Anderson County. Marker is on East Lacy Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the north side of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North Church Street, Palestine TX 75801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Timothy Stephen Smith (here, next to this marker); Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Micham Main (within shouting distance of this marker); Palestine Salt Works C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Homer Garrison, Jr. (about 600 feet away); Dr. Bonner Frizzell (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palestine.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.