Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Lamar County, C. S. A.
In 1861, Lamar County sent to the Texas Secession Convention the one delegation to vote unanimously against secession. Citizens in the statewide election also opposed secession by vote of 663 to 553.
Once war came, however, the county raised at least 9 combat companies. Organized 9th Texas Infantry, led in succession by Colonels S. B. Maxey, W. H. Young and W. A. Stanley. The 9th fought at bloody Shiloh in 1862 and later was in famous Hood's Texas Brigade, one of the most illustrious armies in the Civil War.
Maxey became one of the 3 major generals and Young one of the 32 brigadier generals given by the state of Texas to the Confederate cause.
Among most noted of Texas contractors of beef to feed Confederate armies was a Lamar countian, John Chisum, who during wartime became a cattle king, with great herds in open country to the west.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number
Location. 33° 39.733′ N, 95° 33.403′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of West Houston Street and North Main Street, on the left when traveling east on West Houston Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 North Main Street, Paris TX 75460, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lamar County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); First National Bank of Paris (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John James Culbertson (about 400 feet away); The Paris Fire, 1916 (about 500 feet away); Paris (about 600 feet away); Paris Fire Department (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph's Hospital (approx. half a mile away); Central National Road (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
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