Baytown in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dr. Ashbel Smith
Dr. Ashbel Smith served the Republic of Texas as Surgeon General 1837—39, Minister to England and France 1842—44, and Secretary of State 1845: worked to establish the Texas Medical Association 1853 and the Texas State Agricultural Society 1853: represented Harris County in the sixth, eleventh, and sixteenth Legislatures of Texas: formed the Bayland Guards 1861; was Colonel 2nd Texas Infantry Confederate Army; led the way in founding Prairie View State Normal School 1879, the University of Texas in Austin 1881, and the medical branch in Galveston. Served as first president of the University of Texas Board of Regents 1881—1886.
Location. 29° 46.924′ N, 94° 57.879′ W. Marker is in Baytown, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street 0.3 miles north of West Cedar Bayou Lynchburg Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5117 N Main St, Baytown TX 77521, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wooster School (within shouting distance of this marker); Humble Oil & Refining Company (approx. 2.7 miles away); Goose Creek Stream (approx. 3.3 miles away); K'Nesseth Israel Synagogue (approx. 3.3 miles away); Homesite of William Scott (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bayland Orphanage (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Bayland Guards (approx. 5.1 miles away); Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baytown.
Also see . . .
1. Ashbel Smith in Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 23, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Ashbel Smith in The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on November 23, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. Ashbel Smith's Letters. (Submitted on November 23, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
4. Brief Bio of Ashbel Smith. (Submitted on November 23, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
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