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Where Houston Enlisted

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 7, 2010
1. Where Houston Enlisted Marker
Inscription. Here, where Blount County's first courthouse stood, Sam Houston "took a dollar from the drum", thus marking his first enlistment in the United States Army, March 24, 1813. This culminated in his command of the Army of Texas, which decisively defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto in 1836.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission and The Major James Houston Chapter, USD of 1812. (Marker Number 1E16.)
 
Location. 35° 45.362′ N, 83° 58.269′ W. Marker is in Maryville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Ave. and Cusick St., on the right when traveling west on Broadway Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maryville TN 37804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maryville During the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Providence Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bennett Scott, Sr. (approx. mile away); Montvale Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Craig's Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pride Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Relief of Knoxville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maryville College (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maryville.
 
Also see . . .
Where Houston Enlisted Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 8, 2010
2. Where Houston Enlisted Marker

1. Sam Houston - Lone Star Internet. (Submitted on March 19, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Samuel Houston - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on March 19, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryWar of 1812War, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,157 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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