Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sylvester Adams

(March 9, 1834 - Feb. 3, 1889)

 
 
Sylvester Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 8, 2016
1. Sylvester Adams Marker
Inscription. Born in Tennessee, Adams as a youth came to Texas with his father. A firm believer in the Confederate cause, he served at Galveston during the Civil War.
     He helped organize Runnels County; was first county judge, 1880-1884; also served 1886-1888.
     He helped plan aid for his drouth-stricken county, 1886-1887, though many residents proudly refused to take “charity” relief.
     He was a Democrat and Baptist. He had 3 sons and 3 daughters.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5173.)
 
Location. 31° 47.458′ N, 99° 57.422′ W. Marker is near Ballinger, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 2887 0.6 miles south of County Road 261. Touch for map. Marker is located in the northwest corner of Old Runnels Cemetery; the above directions are to the cemetery entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Ballinger TX 76821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Town of Runnels (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church
Grave Site of Sylvester Adams image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 8, 2016
2. Grave Site of Sylvester Adams
(approx. 3.5 miles away); Pickettville (approx. 3.5 miles away); Carnegie Library Building (approx. 3.6 miles away); War on Terror Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Runnels County (approx. 3.7 miles away); Company C, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ballinger.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Grave Site of Sylvester Adams in Northwest Corner of Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 8, 2016
3. Grave Site of Sylvester Adams in Northwest Corner of Cemetery
Old Runnels Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 8, 2016
4. Old Runnels Cemetery
View to west from Farm-to-Market Road 2887
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
Paid Advertisement