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Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

“I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat”

 
 
"I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
1. "I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat" Marker
Inscription.

“I shall never surrender or retreat”
Travis

Edward, James, George,
sons of Anson Taylor
died at the Alamo
March 6, 1836
Taylor County was named
for these gallant men

Erected by the John Hudnall Chapter of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 with the co-operation of the Taylor County Commissioners Court 1955
 
Erected 1955 by John Hudnall Chapter of U.S. Daughters of 1812 and Taylor County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
 
Location. 32° 26.753′ N, 99° 43.953′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Street and S. 4th Street on Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the front entrance sidewalk to the 1914 Taylor County courthouse building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Oak St, Abilene TX 79602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honoring E Battery Lost Battalion WWII (a few steps from this marker); 45th Infantry Division at Camp Barkeley (a few steps from this marker); Site of Thornton's Store (within
"I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
2. "I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat" Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Taylor County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Curfew by John J. Clinton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Texas & Pacific Railway (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Pine Street Shootout (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .  Taylor County. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 19, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Marker at Front Entrance Sidewalk to 1914 Taylor County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
3. Marker at Front Entrance Sidewalk to 1914 Taylor County Courthouse
Markers in Front of 1914 Taylor County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
4. Markers in Front of 1914 Taylor County Courthouse
View to North Along Oak Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
5. View to North Along Oak Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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