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Vega in Oldham County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Senator W. S. Oldham

1813-1868

 

—County Named for Texas Confederate —

 
Senator W. S. Oldham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
1. Senator W. S. Oldham Marker
Inscription. Legislator, judge, newspaperman. Came to Texas from Arkansas. Member 1861 Texas Secession Convention. Chosen delegate to provisional Confederate Congress, Montgomery, Ala. Sent Arkansas to work for secession by Jefferson Davis 1861. Texas Confederate Senator 1862-1865. Influential defender of states rights, he opposed centralized conscription and granting president power to suspend writ of habeas corpus.

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy.
 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1088.)
 
Location. 35° 14.818′ N, 102° 25.687′ W. Marker is in Vega, Texas, in Oldham County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Route 66, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Vega TX 79092, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doctor Oscar H. Loyd (here, next to this marker); Site of Old Tascosa (here, next to this marker); Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail (approx. 3.5 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Senator W. S. Oldham Marker <i>in center</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
2. Senator W. S. Oldham Marker in center
Doctor Oscar H. Loyd Marker is on the left and Site of Old Tascosa Marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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