Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Sons of the Republic of Texas
Although various reunions were held over the years, the organization fell inactive by World War I. In 1922, the Sons of the Republic reorganized in Houston and elected Andrew Jackson Houston, son of Gen. Sam Houston, as their president. Twelve of the 35 charter members had belonged to the 1893 organization. Male descendants of persons who had performed either civil or military service for Texas between 1820 and Jan. 1, 1846, were eligible for membership.
Since the 1922 organization, the Sons of the Republic have sought to cultivate state patriotism by encouraging the observance of holidays such as Texas Independence Day (March 2) and San Jacinto Day (April 21), and by preserving historical data associated with the Revolution and Republic. Members have established museums, erected monuments, and encouraged the study of Texas history.
Location. 29° 45.579′ N, 95° 22.307′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Lamar Street 0.1 miles west of Bagby Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77002, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ancient Order of Pilgrims (here, next to this marker); Alexander Hodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Nichols-Rice-Cherry House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Houston Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Spirit of the Confederacy (about 300 feet away); San Felipe Cottage (was about 300 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Pillot House (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Houston City, Republic of Texas (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.