Capt. William Benson

Capt. William Benson (HM23WB)

Location: Uvalde, TX 78801 Uvalde County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 12.703', W 99° 47.214'

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Maryland native William Benson (b. 1837) came to Texas after graduating from college as a civil engineer. After settling in Brazoria County he became a teacher. During the Civil War he commanded a cavalry regiment as one of the youngest captains in the Confederacy. Benson later came to Uvalde, where he again taught school. About 1874 he and his wife, Felicia (Yeiser), moved to this site and lived in a log house until this residence was completed about 1881. A leader in early irrigation projects, Benson continued to serve the community until his death in 1922.
HM NumberHM23WB
Year Placed1983
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, December 17th, 2017 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 423511 N 3231698
Decimal Degrees29.21171667, -99.78690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 12.703', W 99° 47.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 12' 42.18" N, 99° 47' 12.84" W
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Area Code(s)830, 210
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 218 N Getty St, Uvalde TX 78801, US
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