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Near Huntington in Angelina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Joseph Herrington

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, June 19, 2010
1. Joseph Herrington Marker
Inscription. When Angelina County was organized in 1845, Alabama native Joseph Herrington (1823-89) was one of six men appointed by the legislature who set boundary lines and selected Marion as the first seat of government. That same year, at the age of 22, he was elected the county's first chief justice (county judge). His accomplishments during five terms in the office, including improved trade routes and the establishment of county school districts, were vital to the area's growth. An active Mason, he was buried here in the Herrington Family Cemetery.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7003.)
 
Location. 31° 15.126′ N, 94° 25.524′ W. Marker is near Huntington, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2109 near Farm to Market Road 2801, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington TX 75949, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Town of Jonesville (approx. 8.2 miles away); Huntington (approx. 9.1 miles away); Ewing (approx. 9.2 miles away); U.S. Forest Service in Texas (approx. 9.5 miles away); Camp Nancy (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Joseph Herrington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 19, 2010
2. Joseph Herrington Marker
 Joseph Herrington. The Handbook of Texas - Online biography of Joseph Herrington. (Submitted on June 28, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernmentNotable Persons
 
Herrington Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 19, 2010
3. Herrington Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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