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

Colonel O. M. Roberts

1815 – 1898

 

ŚCounty named for Prominent Confederate Ś

 
Colonel O. M. Roberts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. Colonel O. M. Roberts Marker
Inscription. President Secession Convention 1861, resulting in comment by Sam Houston, "I don't know what they will do, but Roberts is honest." Raised in 11th Texas Infantry. Gallantly led Brigade Battle Bayou Bourbeau, LA. Chief Justice Texas Supreme Court under Confederacy and State. Federal reconstruction policy caused his removal from bench 1865, denial U.S. Senate seat 1866. Elected governor by people, 1878 and 1880.
A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 965.)
 
Location. 35° 41.583′ N, 100° 38.141′ W. Marker is in Miami, Texas, in Roberts County. Marker is on Commercial Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Commercial Street, Miami TX 79059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roberts County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Miami Railroad Depot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cottage Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roberts County (approx. 4.4 miles away); Fossil Beds
Colonel O. M. Roberts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. Colonel O. M. Roberts Marker
(approx. 5.5 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 6.3 miles away); Site of Pampa Army Air Force Base (approx. 12.1 miles away); Mobeetie Post Office (approx. 15.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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