Charles B. Metcalfe

Charles B. Metcalfe (HM1D67)

Location: San Angelo, TX 76903 Tom Green County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 27.747', W 100° 26.338'

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(May 18, 1856 - Dec. 10, 1941)

— Tom Green County Statesman —

Sponsor of 1918 measure to give Texas women right to vote.

Born in Lawrence County, Tenn. Came to Texas 1872. Helped map town site of Ben Ficklin, first county seat, Tom Green County.

Grew first bale of cotton and installed first (water-powered) cotton gin in county; was one of first ranchers to work for law and order, in fencing rangeland.

County Commissioner 6 years. Served 1915-1919 in Legislature of Texas. There his amendment to 1918 election bill gave vote in primaries to women of Texas three years before the national adoption of woman's suffrage.
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HM NumberHM1D67
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Marker Number810
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee and Business and Professional Women's Club of San Angelo
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 363288 N 3481751
Decimal Degrees31.46245000, -100.43896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 27.747', W 100° 26.338'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 27' 44.82" N, 100° 26' 20.28" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 S Irving St, San Angelo TX 76903, US
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