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

Lent Munson Hitchcock

(October 15, 1816 - February 27, 1869)

 
 
Lent Munson Hitchcock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. Lent Munson Hitchcock Marker
Inscription. A sea captain's son who became a sailor at the age of 14, Lent Munson Hitchcock left his native Connecticut and joined the Texas Navy about 1836. Seafaring duties brought him to Galveston in 1837 where he later served as harbor master, city alderman, treasurer, and Confederate army volunteer. An active Mason and Episcopalian, Hitchcock played a prominent role in the city's early development. The town of Hitchcock (18 mi. NW) was named for him in 1891.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7493.)
 
Location. 29° 17.595′ N, 94° 48.724′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 40th Street and Avenue K, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located the Old City Cemetery. 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. Lt. Commander Edward Lea (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Joseph (within shouting distance of this marker); John Bankhead Magruder (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Love (about 300 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church
Lent Munson Hitchcock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. Lent Munson Hitchcock Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Patrick Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); Hagemann-Cobb House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Powhatan House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  Lent Munson Hitchcock. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Lent Munson Hitchcock with wife Emily and their two children image. Click for full size.
circa 1855
3. Lent Munson Hitchcock with wife Emily and their two children
Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library
 
 
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 343 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on November 30, 2011. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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