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

Ben Milam

 
 
Ben Milam Marker Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
1. Ben Milam Marker Front
Inscription.  


(Front Panel)
Milam


(Right Panel)
Benjamin Rush Milam
born in Kentucky
1788. Soldier in the
War of 1812. Trader
with the Texas
Comanche Indians
1818. Colonel in
the Long Expedition
in 1820. Empresario
from 1826 to 1835


(Left Panel)
Benjamin Rush Milam
participated in the
capture of Goliad
October Ninth 1835
was killed in San
Antonio December
Seventh 1835 while
commanding the Texas
forces which later
captured the town


(Rear Panel)
Who will follow
Old Ben Milam
into San Antonio

Erected by the
State of Texas
1936 with funds
appropriated
by the Federal
government to
commemorate
one hundred
years of Texas
Independence

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 7984.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included
Ben Milam Marker Right Panel image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
2. Ben Milam Marker Right Panel
in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 50.995′ N, 96° 58.588′ W. Marker is in Cameron, Texas, in Milam County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South Central Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Monument is located at the southwest corner of the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 South Fannin Avenue, Cameron TX 76520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milam County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Milam County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Mrs. Edna Westbrook Trigg (within shouting distance of this marker); First Girl's Tomato Club in Texas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milam County Jail of 1895 (about 300 feet away); First National Bank of Cameron (about 500 feet away); First United Methodist Church of Cameron (approx. 0.2 miles away); All Saints Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cameron.
 
Also see . . .  Milam, Benjamin Rush - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
Ben Milam Marker Left Panel image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
3. Ben Milam Marker Left Panel
Ben Milam Marker Rear Panel image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
4. Ben Milam Marker Rear Panel
Ben Milam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
5. Ben Milam Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 110 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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