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

Bell County

 
 
Bell County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
1. Bell County Marker
Inscription. Settlement began on Lampasas River, 1847. Created Jan. 22, organized Aug. 1, 1850. Named for Peter Hansbrough Bell (1812-1898), native of Virginia; veteran of Battle of San Jacinto; served in Somervell expedition to stop Mexico's Raids into Texas; officer in Mexican War; Governor of Texas 1849-1853; U.S. Congressman, 1853-1857. First county seat Nolanville. Moved Dec. 16, 1851, to Belton. By 1860 population was 4,799. Sent 12 troop companies into Civil War. Furnished goods from flour mills, hat factory, tanyard, leather works, blacksmith shops, cabinet shop, beef slaughter pens.
 
Erected 1965 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 357.)
 
Location. 31° 0.241′ N, 97° 29.501′ W. Marker is near Belton, Texas, in Bell County. Marker can be reached from I-35 Frontage Rd. Touch for map. In road side park just north of Lampasas River bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Belton TX 76513, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little River Fort (a few steps from this marker); Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Planing Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wilson Van Dyke (approx. 1.1 miles away);
Bell County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
2. Bell County Marker
Fowler House (approx. 4 miles away); West Salado Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); M. H. Denman Cabin (approx. 4.5 miles away); Salado Church of Christ (approx. 4.6 miles away); Home of Wellborn Barton (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belton.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Hansborough Bell, Governor - The Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on April 3, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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