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George Campbell Childress

 
 
George Campbell Childress Marker Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, March 3, 2019
1. George Campbell Childress Marker Front
Inscription.  Born in Nashville, Tennessee, January 8, 1804. Died in Galveston, Texas, October 6, 1841. Before coming to Texas in December 1835, he assisted in raising funds and securing volunteers for the Army of Texas. Delegate from the Municipality of Milam to the Constitutional Convention held here from March 1 to 17, 1836. Chairman of the Committee of Five which drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence. Appointed by President Burnet March 19, 1836, agent of Texas at Washington to secure the recognition of the sovereignty and independence of Texas by the United States.

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 8323.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 19.541′ N, 96° 9.285′ W. Marker is in Washington, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on Park Road 12, on the
George Campbell Childress Marker Rear image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, March 3, 2019
2. George Campbell Childress Marker Rear
right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of Visitor Services Complex at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, near the parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23400 Park Road 12, Washington TX 77880, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington County (a few steps from this marker); Washington-on-the-Brazos (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Robinson, Sr. (about 600 feet away); Barrington Plantation (approx. 4.6 miles away); Primus Kelly (approx. 8.8 miles away); Millican, C.S.A. (approx. 10.3 miles away); Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor (approx. 11.4 miles away); Home Built in 1845 by General Jerome B. Robertson (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Childress, George Campbell - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on March 11, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
More. Search the internet for George Campbell Childress.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
 
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