Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Claiborne Walker Merchant
(August 31, 1836 - March 9, 1926)
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12220.)
Location. 32° 27.438′ N, 99° 43.434′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from Cottonwood Street 0.1 miles from N. 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the southern section of the Abilene Municipal Cemetery; the above directions are to the cemetery entrance nearest to the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Middlebrook Willis (within shouting distance of this marker); James Winford Hunt "Double V" Memorial Flagpole (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Zion Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abilene African-American Schools (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abilene Municipal Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abilene Negro High School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
Also see . . .
1. Merchant, Claiborne Walker. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on October 16, 2014.)
2. Capt Claiborne Walker “Clabe” Merchant. From the findagrave.com website. Includes article from the April 8, 1956 edition of the Abilene Reporter-News. (Submitted on October 16, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 313 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.