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Salado in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Capt. Milton Wesley Damron

 
 
Capt. Milton Wesley Damron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
1. Capt. Milton Wesley Damron Marker
Inscription. Milton Wesley Damron (1825-1887), an early settler and Salado public servant, was born in Tennessee and came to Texas as part of the Mercer Colony. He arrived in the 1840s and shortly afterwards married Sarah Pennington. When original settlement plans in the colony failed to materialize, he moved to the Milam District in what is now Bell County. Damron served as the county's first tax assessor and joined the Confederate Army. As a captain, he led a cavalry unit that served in the Indian Territory and Arkansas. He continued to be active in civic affairs after returning to Salado, working as a postmaster. He was also elected as a Legislator, although as a former Confederate he was unable to serve.
 
Erected 2006 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13676.)
 
Location. 30° 56.224′ N, 97° 31.93′ W. Marker is in Salado, Texas, in Bell County. Marker can be reached from Baines Street. Touch for map. Located in the Salado Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Salado TX 76571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Welborn Barton and Louisa Adeline Barton (here, next to this marker); The Rev. James E. and Fannie F. Ferguson
Capt. Milton Wesley Damron Headstone and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
2. Capt. Milton Wesley Damron Headstone and Marker
(here, next to this marker); Robert Bonner Halley (here, next to this marker); Dr. Samuel J. and Charlotte H. Jones (here, next to this marker); Hermon and Margaret L. Aiken (here, next to this marker); Old Salado Graveyard (here, next to this marker); Salado Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Archibald Johnson Rose (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salado.
 
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online. Milton Wesley Damron (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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