Coldspring in San Jacinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Governor George Tyler Wood
Wood left the Senate in 1846 to fight in the Mexican War (1846-48). His military heroics helped make him the popular choice for governor in 1847. Under Gov. Wood, the recently-organized state government faced the problems of recurring Indian hostilities and a boundary dispute in Santa Fe County (now part of New Mexico). Gov. Wood urged sale of public lands to pay the large public debt. His administration saw the establishment of a state library and a penitentiary.
Mrs. Wood, who raised silkworms and made her own silk cloth, did not accompany her husband to the State Capital at Austin, then a rough frontier town without an official governor's residence. After failing to win a second term in 1849, Gov. Wood returned to his home at Point Blank. He died at age 63 and was buried nearby.
Location. 30° 35.537′ N, 95° 7.742′ W. Marker is in Coldspring, Texas, in San Jacinto County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street (State Highway 150) and Byrd Avenue (County Route 1514), on the right when traveling north on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coldspring TX 77331, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Townsite of Coldspring (a few steps from this marker); Old San Jacinto County Jail (approx. ¼ mile away); San Jacinto County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Roads in Polk County (approx. 7.9 miles away); Site of the Town of Swartwout (approx. 8.1 miles away); Birthplace of Margo Jones (approx. 14 miles away); Locomotive No. 5 (approx. 14.1 miles away); Early Indian Trails (approx. 14.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coldspring.
Also see . . .
1. From The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on August 11, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. From Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 11, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
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