“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Milam in Sabine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


Milam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 2, 2009
1. Milam Marker
Founded in 1828
as Red Mound
Named in 1835 for
Benjamin Rush Milam
Seat of justice of
Sabine municipality, 1835;
of Sabine County, 1837-58.
Incorporated December 29, 1837.
Internal Revenue post
during the Republic
headquarters of the
Quartermaster's Department,
for Sabine County, 1861-65.
First home in Texas of
John S. Roberts
a signer of the Texas
Declaration of Independence
Home of John C. Hale,
martyr of San Jacinto.

Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 11044.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 31° 25.95′ N, 93° 50.838′ W. Marker is in Milam, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is on State Highway 21, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Next to Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: Milam TX 75959, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milam Masonic Institute (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John C. Hale (about 400 feet away); C.A. Nethery & Sons General Merchandise (about 700 feet away); Texas Louisiana Boundary (approx. 5.9 miles away); Site of Sabine River Crossing (approx. 5.9 miles away); Historic Crossing on the Sabine River (approx. 5.9 miles away); Gaines Memorial Bridge (approx. 5.9 miles away); County Line Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milam.
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 45 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 18, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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