Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Thomas S. Parker
As an established resident of the area, "Col. Tom" Parker, as he was known, was appointed the first Nueces County Sheriff after Texas was admitted to the Union in 1845. He later served as a Texas Ranger and as a soldier in the Confederate army. After the end of the Civil War, Parker returned to Corpus Christi, where he became City Marshall in 1873 and died in 1886.
Thomas Parker's contributions in commercial activity and law enforcement were vital to the early growth of Corpus Christi. He and his wife Rachel are buried at this site.
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6328.)
Location. Touch for map. Inside Old Bayview Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1138 Ramirez Street, Corpus Christi TX 78401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Bayview Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Explosion of the Steamship Dayton (within shouting distance of this marker); Nueces County Courthouse of 1914 (approx. ¼ mile away); McCampbell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grande-Grossman House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Irishtown (approx. 0.4 miles away); French-Galvan House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jalufka-Galatos House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corpus Christi.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 778 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.