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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Willis Avery

 
 
Willis Avery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 26, 2007
1. Willis Avery Marker
Inscription. A member of Captain Jesse Billingsley’s company at San Jacinto. Born in North Carolina October 15, 1809. Died in Williamson County, Texas July 17, 1889. His wife, Elzina (Weeks) Avery. Born in Missouri November 10, 1812. Died in Williamson County, Texas March 1, 1870.
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 15306.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 15.921′ N, 97° 43.647′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Navasota Street and East 8th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Texas State Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Z.N. Morrell (here, next to this marker); Dr. Thomas Jefferson Gazley (here, next to this marker); Dr. George Moffit Patrick (here, next to this marker); Richard Ellis (a few steps from this marker); James G. Wilkinson (a few
Willis Avery Marker with neighboring stones. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, June 29, 2014
2. Willis Avery Marker with neighboring stones.
steps from this marker); John Litton (a few steps from this marker); John Hawkins Singleton (a few steps from this marker); Robert Rankin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A similar marker for Captain Jesse Billingsley
 
Also see . . .  Willis Avery History. Citizens of the Republic of Texas of Williamson County - Willis Thomas Avery, Republic of Texas Veteran and Texas Ranger (Submitted on May 15, 2011, by Wayne Ware of Georgetown, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
Close up of additional plaques in front of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, June 29, 2014
3. Close up of additional plaques in front of marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 900 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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