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Caldwell Walton Raines Marker image, Touch for more information
By Steve Gustafson, March 4, 2012
Caldwell Walton Raines Marker
Texas (Van Zandt County), Canton — 11435 — Caldwell Walton Raines (September 18, 1839 - August 2, 1906)
Born in Georgia, Raines came to Texas in 1858. After serving in Gen. R. M. Gano's Texas Cavalry Regiment in the Civil War, he was a teacher in New Braunfels and a lawyer in Canton. Van Zandt County Judge from 1876 to 1878, he played a major role in . . . — Map (db m54081) HM
Texas (Van Zandt County), Canton — 11419 — Hillcrest Cemetery
Located within the original 1850 town plat of Canton, this cemetery has served citizens of this area for well over a century. The oldest documented burial is that of Ann Calhoon (1807-1860). Among those buried here in marked and unmarked graves are . . . — Map (db m28120) HM
Texas (Van Zandt County), Canton — 12762 — John H. Reagan
John Henninger Reagan was born in 1818 to Timothy Richard and Elizabeth Reagan in Sevier County, Tennessee. He worked at his father's tannery and on the family farm, attending school sporadically, until leaving the state in 1838. Reagan came in . . . — Map (db m54002) HM
Texas (Van Zandt County), Canton — 11436 — Oran Milo Roberts (July 9, 1815 - May 19, 1898)
A South Carolina-born Alabama legislator, Oran M. Roberts came to San Augustine, Texas in 1841. He served in district and state judicial positions, including the first district court in Canton in 1850, and was president of the Secession Convention . . . — Map (db m53959) HM
Texas (Van Zandt County), Canton — 11443 — Site of 1896 Van Zandt County Courthouse
In 1894, the Van Zandt County Commissioners Court approved construction of a new brick courthouse at this site. Built between 1894 and 1896, it replaced a frame courthouse that had served the county since shortly after the Civil War. The noted San . . . — Map (db m53917) HM
Texas (Van Zandt County), Canton — 12270 — Van Zandt County Courthouse
Built in 1937 with Public Works Administration funds, this is the sixth building to serve as the Van Zandt County Courthouse. According to local lore, the Commissioners Court decreed that a modern courthouse should be erected in order to provide . . . — Map (db m54055) HM

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