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Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Joshua Houston

(c. 1822-January 8, 1902)

 
 
Joshua Houston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
1. Joshua Houston Marker
Inscription. Born a slave and reared on the Alabama plantation of the Lea family, Joshua Houston was brought to Texas in 1840 by Margaret Lea and Sam Houston. During the years after the Civil War, he became a prominent businessman and respected community leader. He served as a Huntsville city alderman, Walker County commissioner and delegate to the Republican National Convention. Houston was a devoted supporter of education for African Americans. Married three times, he was the father of eight children. At his death he was interred near General Sam Houston.
 
Erected 2000. (Marker Number 12367.)
 
Location. 30° 43.606′ N, 95° 32.802′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Touch for map. In western-most section of Oakwood Cemetery, near the corner of Avenue I and 9th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77341, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Death of Sam Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sam Houston Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakwood Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Soldiers Graves
Grave site of Joshua Houston image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
2. Grave site of Joshua Houston
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Norton Shaver (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harry Fishburne Estill (about 700 feet away); Elliott Toulmin Bowers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
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Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,443 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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