Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution

Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution (HM1530)

Location: Galveston, TX 77550 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 18.236', W 94° 47.604'

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In 1889, during the Centennial of the inauguration of George Washington as first President of the United States, a group of Revolutionary War soldiers' descendants gathered in New York to form a society to promote awareness of the Revolutionary War period. Named the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution, the organization inspired the formation of a state society in Texas in 1896.

Meeting at the Tremont hotel, which formerly stood at this site, a group of Texans organized the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution on December 8, 1896, electing as president former speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Ira Hobart Evans (1844-1922).

The Texas society was admitted into the national society in 1897, and the founding group became the state's first chapter, Galveston No. 1. Since the late 1920s, over thirty chapters have been established across the state.

Texas society chapters have been active in promoting awareness of the Revolutionary War period through the pursuit of patriotic, educational, and historical objectives.
HM NumberHM1530
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
Marker Number11579
Year Placed1991
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 325821 N 3242994
Decimal Degrees29.30393333, -94.79340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 18.236', W 94° 47.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 18' 14.16" N, 94° 47' 36.24" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 545-599 23rd St, Galveston TX 77550, US
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