Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
The first annual meeting of the organization was held in Lampasas on April 21, 1892. A resolution was passed to change the group's name to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. By 1892 the first two chapters had been formed, one in Galveston and one in Houston.
The D.R.T. has been in the forefront of many historic preservation projects throughout the state. Clara Driscoll, on behalf of the D.R.T., wrote personal checks to save the Alamo from demolition. The organization also led efforts to preserve and commemorate the San Jacinto Battlefield site, and maintains the old General Land Office and French Legation buildings in Austin as museums.
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission
Location. 29° 45.383′ N, 95° 21.473′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Crawford Street north of Capitol Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 Crawford Street, Houston TX 77002, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Annunciation Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Annunciation Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Old Houston Academy (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Home of President Sam Houston (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of General Sam Houston House (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas William House, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Christ Church Cathedral (approx. 0.3 miles away); Founding of Harris County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
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Also see . . .
1. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Website. (Submitted on January 5, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Daughters of the Republic of Texas in The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on January 5, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, Texas Independence •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.