[Marker: George R. Reeves]

Description:

Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for George R. Reeves (January 3, 1826 - September 5, 1882) in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Man for whom 2600-Sq. Mi. West Texas County was named. Born in Tennessee, married Jane Moore in 1844 in Arkansas, came to Texas about 1845, was Grayson County tax collector, 1848-1850; Sheriff, 1850-1854. Served as state representative, 1855-1861, commissioned Confederate Army officer, 1863, participant in Battle of Chickamauga and Hundred Days Atlanta Campaign. Returned to legislature, 1873, Speaker of the House, 1881-1882. Recorded - 1967.

Creator(s): West, Carolyn Effie
Location(s): United States - Texas - Grayson County - Pottsboro
Creation Date: 2011-12/2012-03  
Partner(s):
Private Collection of Carolyn West
Collection(s):
Texas History Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 21
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 2011-12/2012-03
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Grayson County - Pottsboro
Era
The Texas Frontier, 1846-1861
From 1844 to 2012
Description:

Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for George R. Reeves (January 3, 1826 - September 5, 1882) in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Man for whom 2600-Sq. Mi. West Texas County was named. Born in Tennessee, married Jane Moore in 1844 in Arkansas, came to Texas about 1845, was Grayson County tax collector, 1848-1850; Sheriff, 1850-1854. Served as state representative, 1855-1861, commissioned Confederate Army officer, 1863, participant in Battle of Chickamauga and Hundred Days Atlanta Campaign. Returned to legislature, 1873, Speaker of the House, 1881-1882. Recorded - 1967.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col. ; 1740 x 2338 px.

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Keyword(s): plaques | historic markers
Partner:
Private Collection of Carolyn West
Collection:
Texas History Collection
Relation (References): [Photograph of George R. Reeves' Grave], georgerreeves2
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: georgerreeves2
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth256773
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image