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

James Love

(1795-1874)

 
 
James Love Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. James Love Marker
Inscription. A veteran of the War of 1812, James Love, a lawyer, came to Texas in 1837 with his wife Lucy (Ballinger). He helped found Galveston, and was a political ally of Mirabeau b. Lamar. Love served as a delegate to the 1845 Annexation Convention, judge of the district court, and clerk of the United States District Court. During the Civil War (1861-1865) he enlisted in Terry's Texas Rangers. Afterward he served as the first judge of the Harris and Galveston County Criminal Court.

Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location. 29° 17.627′ N, 94° 48.678′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 40th Street and Avenue K. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Bankhead Magruder (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Joseph (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Commander Edward Lea (within shouting distance of this marker); Lent Munson Hitchcock (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
James Love Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. James Love Tombstone
Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Patrick Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hagemann-Cobb House (approx. half a mile away); Powhatan House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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