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Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sam Houston Spoke Here

 
 
Sam Houston Spoke Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Sam Houston Spoke Here Marker
Inscription.  On this Cherokee Trace site he had visited 25 years earlier, when he lived with the Indians, Sam Houston twice spoke as the leading Texas statesman-- on June 10, 1857, as U. S. Senator, and early in 1861 as governor.

At both times he spoke against secession and in favor of the Union.
 
Erected 1964. (Marker Number 11319.)
 
Location. 32° 43.738′ N, 94° 56.653′ W. Marker is in Gilmer, Texas, in Upshur County. Marker is at the intersection of East Marshall Street (Highway 154) and Simpson Street, on the right when traveling west on East Marshall Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Tyler Street, Gilmer TX 75644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherokee Trace (here, next to this marker); Upshur County, C. S. A. / Emma Sampson Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S.A. Leather Factories (within shouting distance of this marker); 1925 Gilmer Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker);

Sam Houston Spoke Here Marker at the Upshur County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Sam Houston Spoke Here Marker at the Upshur County Courthouse.
"The Gilmer Mirror" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Gilmer (about 800 feet away); Ragland Clinic-Hospital (about 800 feet away); Croley Funeral Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilmer.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Persons
 
Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863) image. Click for full size.
By US-PD (Public domain)
3. Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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