Near Lindale in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas
Under Gen. Kelsey H. Douglass, Gen. Thomas J. Rusk, Gen. Edward Burleson, and Col. Willis H. Landrum. Texas Secretary of War Albert Sidney Johnston ordered the army mustered out after its decisive victory in Battle of the Neches against Chief Bowles of the Cherokees and associated tribes on July 16, 1839, in Van Zandt County. From the Burleson Lake Camp, the soldiers departed for their homes on July 25, 1839.
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7710.)
Location. 32° 36.397′ N, 95° 29.068′ W. Marker is near Lindale, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is at the intersection of Mineola Highway (U.S. 69) and Old Mineola Highway (County Route 431), on the left when traveling north on Mineola Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lindale TX 75771, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flewellen-Thweatt Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Vial-Fragosa Trail (approx. 1½ miles away); Site of Flora Duck Creek Soil Erosion Project (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sabine Methodist Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hubbard Family Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Whisenhunt-Kinzie House (approx. 7.7 miles away); Bethesda Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lindale.
More about this marker. This marker was stolen several years ago, and a replacement marker was rededicated on February 3, 2016
Regarding Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas. There is a 1936 Texas Centennial Marker commemorating this camp on private property at Burleson Lake that is not accessible.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Stolen Texas historical marker replaced. East Texas Matters article on marker replacement. (Submitted on February 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2016, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on February 9, 2016, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2016, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.