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Crowell in Foard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Robert L. Foard

1831 – 1898

 
 
Robert L. Foard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
1. Robert L. Foard Marker
Inscription.

County named for
Texas Confederate Officer
Robert L. Foard
1831 – 1898

Came to Texas from Maryland 1853. Prominent pioneer lawyer and citizen. Lt. Columbus Grays Texas Militia Co. 1861. Confederate Major 13th Texas Infantry Regiment, which successfully guarded portion Texas coast against raiding parties from Union blockading vessels. 13th stationed 7 weeks 1863 Brashear City La. as part campaign to prevent split south by loss Mississippi River. Returned to coast duty until war’s end.

A Memorial to Texans
Who Served the Confederacy

 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4298.)
 
Location. 33° 59.024′ N, 99° 43.488′ W. Marker is in Crowell, Texas, in Foard County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 6) and Commerce Street (U.S. 70), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the northwest corner of the grounds of the Foard County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Crowell TX 79227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Foard Co (a few steps from this marker); Foard County Courthouse
Robert L. Foard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
2. Robert L. Foard Marker
(a few steps from this marker); First Officials of Foard County (a few steps from this marker); Pease River Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quanah Parker and the Comanches (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crowell Schools (approx. half a mile away); Foard County (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crowell.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
View to South from Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
3. View to South from Marker Location
Marker is in center foreground of photo
Foard County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
4. Foard County Courthouse
View to east from Main Street (State Highway 6)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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