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Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

George Washington Shelton

(Jan. 12, 1814 - Nov. 15, 1882)

 
 
George Washington Shelton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
1. George Washington Shelton Marker
Inscription. A Texas War for Independence soldier. Born in Virginia. Lived in Tennessee, where he joined 15 other recruits late in 1835 to come to Texas and fight against dictator Santa Anna. Served Jan. 14 to Sept. 18, 1836. Was awarded two land bounties for military duty. Became a pioneer citizen of Navarro County.
His wife was Sara Elizabeth Johnson. They had four children: Izora, Ann Madora, George W., Jr., and Emma Tennessee. Recorded, 1967 Presented by family of Raymond Shelton Crawford.

All Honor To Our
Navarro County & Texas
Pioneers And Heroes
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historic Commission. (Marker Number 11634.)
 
Location. 32° 5.877′ N, 96° 28.427′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on North 15th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Oakwood Cemetery, entrance on North 15th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Clinton McKamey Winkler (a few steps from this marker); David Reed Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); Navarro County World War Memorial
George Washington Shelton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
2. George Washington Shelton Marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Roger Q. Mills (approx. mile away); YMCA of Corsicana (approx. mile away); Frank Neal Drane (approx. mile away); Alva Everett Taylor (approx. mile away); Site of The First Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
George Washington Shelton Marker in Oakwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
3. George Washington Shelton Marker in Oakwood Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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