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Anson in Jones County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Anson Jones

 
 
Anson Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
1. Anson Jones Marker
On the back side of the Anson Jones monument
Inscription. Born in Massachusetts January Twentieth 1798 was licensed to practice medicine in 1820. Came to Texas in 1833. Doctor Jones participated in the Battle of San Jacinto 1836 while a surgeon in the army of Texas. He was a member of the Congress of the Republic 1837 - 41. Minister to the United States 1838. Secretary of State 1841 - 44. He was the last president of the Republic of Texas 1844 1845. Died in Houston Texas January Ninth 1858.

Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal government to commemorate one hundred years of Texas independence
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 32° 45.375′ N, 99° 53.809′ W. Marker is in Anson, Texas, in Jones County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Court Plaza (U.S. 83/277) and 12th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located near the front (south) entrance of the Jones County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Anson TX 79501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Phantom Hill C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (here, next to this marker); Jones County
Anson Jones Statue image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
2. Anson Jones Statue
(here, next to this marker); Jones County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Omar Burleson (within shouting distance of this marker); Anson Opera House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church Building (about 700 feet away); First United Methodist Church of Anson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cowboys' Christmas Ball (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Anson Jones. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 17, 2014.) 

2. Anson Jones - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 17, 2014.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Anson Jones Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
3. Anson Jones Monument
Marker is located on back side of monument
Markers and Monuments in Front of Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
4. Markers and Monuments in Front of Courthouse
Markers and Monuments in Front of Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
5. Markers and Monuments in Front of Courthouse
As viewed from the courthouse
Jones County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
6. Jones County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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