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

John Hemphill

1803 - 1862

 

—County named for Texas Confederate —

 
<i>Front Side:</i> John Hemphill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Front Side: John Hemphill Marker
Inscription. This is a two-sided marker
Front Side:

On the eve of secession, U.S. Senator Hemphill set forth to Senate January 1861 Texas' right to secede and again became a sovereign nation. Elected delegate provisional Confederate Congress at Montgomery, Alabama which drafted the new nation's constitution, mobilized manpower, set up financial structure, elected political leaders. Died in Richmond, Virginia, Confederate capital.
A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy

Back Side:
Texas
In the Civil War

1861 - 1865

Texas made an all-out effort for the Confederacy after a 3 to 1 popular vote for secession. 90,000 troops, famous for daring and mobility, fought on every battlefront. A 2000 mile frontier and coastline was successfully defended from Union troops and savage Indians. State and private industry produced war goods. Cotton – life blood of south traded with Mexico for medicine and military supplies. Texas was store house of western confederacy. Citizens made sacrifices to produce food and clothing for Texas fighting men.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2788.)
 
Location. 35° 54.781′ N, 100° 22.964′ W.
<i>Back Side:</i> Texas In the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Back Side: Texas In the Civil War Marker
Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is on East Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is between South 4th and 5th Streets at the Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. R. Dick Bussell (here, next to this marker); Hemphill County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); W.C.T.U. Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jones Mansion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Church Bell (about 700 feet away); First National Bank of Canadian (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Canadian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moody Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
John Hemphill Marker <i>in center</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
3. John Hemphill Marker in center
John Hemphill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
4. John Hemphill Marker
Hemphill County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
5. Hemphill County Courthouse
 
 
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