Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This sanctuary features one of the few full-sized American copies of "The Christus," a world-renowned piece of art by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. The statue of Christ was created from bronze with southern Georgian granite used for the pedestal on which Christ stands. Granite benches were installed for visitors to meditate and read the Sidney Lanier poem, "The Trees and the Master.” As Dr. Harry F. Estill wrote on October 10, 1934, the Christ figure "is a benediction to the
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18181.)
Location. 30° 43.624′ N, 95° 32.711′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenue I and 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77320, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Norton Shaver (a few steps from this marker); Harry Fishburne Estill (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Parker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joshua Houston (about 300 feet away); Elliott Toulmin Bowers (about 400 feet away); The Rev. Thomas H. Ball (about 500 feet away); Pleasant Williams Kittrell (about 500 feet away); James Addison Baker (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 11, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.