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Big Lake in Reagan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Reagan County

 
 
Regan County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, April 1, 2012
1. Regan County Marker
Inscription. Formed from Tom Green County; created March 7, 1903, organized April 20, 1903. Named in honor of John H. Reagan 1818-1905. Indian fighter and surveyor member of Texas Legislature and United States Congress postmaster general of the southern Confederacy. County seat, Stiles 1903-1925, Big Lake since.
 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 4210.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 31° 11.244′ N, 101° 25.57′ W. Marker was in Big Lake, Texas, in Reagan County. Marker was on U.S. 67 2.4 miles east of State Highway 137, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. On the eastbound lane picnic area one mile east of Big Lake. Marker was in this post office area: Big Lake TX 76932, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. John H. Reagan (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Reagan County. Postmaster General, Treasury Secretary John Reagan was last Confederate Cabinet Member with President Davis. Last of the Confederate Administration to die in 1905 he lived for two years after the county was named for him. - Memoirs: With Special Reference to Secession and the Civil War
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2013, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 61 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 2, 2013, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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