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Near Gause in Milam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of the Town of Nashville

 
 
Site of the Town of Nashville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
1. Site of the Town of Nashville Marker
Inscription.  
Surveyed in the fall of 1835
as the capital of
Robertson's colony

Named for Nashville, Tennessee
where Sterling C. Robertson and many
of his colonists had formerly lived.

Seat of justice
Milam Municipality, 1836
Milam County, 1837

First home in Texas of
George C. Childress
chairman of the committee
who drafted the
Texas Declaration of Independence.

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 7992.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 49.547′ N, 96° 39.183′ W. Marker is near Gause, Texas, in Milam County. Marker is on U.S. 79, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Park, a roadside pull-out just west of the Brazos River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gause TX 77857, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DAR Centennial Park (here, next to this marker);
Site of the Town of Nashville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
2. Site of the Town of Nashville Marker
Marker is located just to the right of the flagpole. The other marker visible in the photo commemorates the DAR Centennial Park.
Port Sullivan (approx. 4 miles away); Camp Hearne World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Town of Gause (approx. 5 miles away); Staggers Point (approx. 12.9 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 12.9 miles away); Old Franklin (approx. 14.8 miles away); Route of El Camino Real (approx. 15.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gause.
 
Also see . . .  Nashville-on-the-Brazos - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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