John Mitchell

John Mitchell (HM1ETS)

Location: Caldwell, TX 77836 Burleson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 31.918', W 96° 41.579'

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Born in Tennessee c. 1836-37, John Mitchell came to Texas in 1846. He began purchasing land in this area in 1870, the same year he married Viney Cox. As a member of both the 12th and 14th Legislatures, Mitchell championed increased educational opportunities for African Americans. Elected as a delegate to the 1875 Constitutional Convention, he defended the policies of Gov. Davis and was one of 11 members to vote against adoption of the new constitution, which ultimately marked the end of reconstruction in Texas. John Mitchell returned to Burleson County as a farmer and rancher, and donated land for a church and school that bore his name. Upon his death in 1921, he was buried in a family graveyard.
Marker Number12738
Year Placed2002
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 9:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 721339 N 3379998
Decimal Degrees30.53196667, -96.69298333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.918', W 96° 41.579'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 55.08" N, 96° 41' 34.74" W
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Area Code(s)979
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 W Buck St, Caldwell TX 77836, US
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