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

The Death of Sam Houston

 
 
Death of Sam Houston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 3, 1998
1. Death of Sam Houston Marker
Inscription. Sam Houston died of pneumonia on July 26, 1863, at the age of 70. His funeral was held on July 27, 1863, in the upstairs parlor of his home, the Steamboat House, then located one-fourth mile to the east. At the service the minister read a poem that had been written during the night by Mrs. Houston. The wood coffin was made at the Huntsville Penitentiary by Union prisoners of war, for whom General Houston had shown concern. Masonic rites were conducted at the burial site, which was chosen because of its proximity to that of Houstonís close friend and attorney, Henderson Yoakum. Joshua Houston, the Generalís trusted body servant, built a picket fence to enclose the grave. The original simple white marble tombstone is now at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.
 
Erected by the Citizens of Huntsville in recognition of the Sam Houston Bicentennial.
 
Location. 30° 43.59′ N, 95° 32.814′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenue 1 and 9th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Sam Houston's grave and monument are located in Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Sam Houston Grave Marker-Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 3, 1998
2. Sam Houston Grave Marker-Side 1
walking distance of this marker. The Sam Houston Monument (here, next to this marker); Joshua Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakwood Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Soldiers Graves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Norton Shaver (about 600 feet away); Harry Fishburne Estill (about 800 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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Sam Houston Grave Marker-Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 3, 1998
3. Sam Houston Grave Marker-Side 2
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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