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Santa Anna in Coleman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Coleman County

 
 
Coleman County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
1. Coleman County Marker
Inscription. In early Texas had Apache, Comanche, Kiowa camps and mountain lookouts. White settlement began at Camp Colorado, U.S. 2nd Cavalry post on Jim Ned Creek, 1857. County was created Feb. 1, 1858. Named for Robert M. Coleman (1799-1837), a signer of Texas Declaration of Independence and hero of the Battle of San Jacinto.
†††††To south part of county, 1862, came John Chisum, to raise cattle to be furnished to Confederate troops fighting Civil War. County was organized Oct. 6, 1864. Courts first met at Camp Colorado. Coleman was approved as county seat April 28, 1876.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 940.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 44.535′ N, 99° 18.426′ W. Marker is in Santa Anna, Texas, in Coleman County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 84 west of County Road 106, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Texas Ranger Motel. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Anna TX 76878, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emma Daugherty Banister (approx. 0.6 miles away); John R. Banister
Inscription Plate of Coleman County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
2. Inscription Plate of Coleman County Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Santa Anna Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thomas T. Perry (approx. ĺ mile away); Stonemason T.T. Perry (approx. ĺ mile away); First Christian Church of Santa Anna (approx. 0.9 miles away); Santa Anna, C.S.A. (approx. one mile away); Santa Anna Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Anna.
 
More about this marker. As noted on the markerís star medallion, the marker was restored in 1965.
 
Also see . . .  Coleman County. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on May 9, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Coleman County Marker in front of Texas Ranger Motel image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
3. Coleman County Marker in front of Texas Ranger Motel
View to Northwest from US 84 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
4. View to Northwest from US 84
Marker is at end of driveway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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