Gen. George and Libbie Custer Campsite

Gen. George and Libbie Custer Campsite (HM27US)

Location: Hempstead, TX 77445 Waller County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 6.446', W 96° 1.709'

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Soon after the Civil War General George Armstrong Custer and his cavalry unit arrived in Texas as part of a large U.S. force sent to establish order and counter the threat posed by French-controlled Mexico. From August to October, 1865, Custer, his wife Elizabeth (Libbie), and several U.S. Cavalry units camped here on the Liendo plantation of Leonard W. Groce, heir of "Old 300" settler and cotton baron Jared Groce. The Custers enjoyed warm relations with the Groces and area Texans in part because of his insistence that federal troops treat Texans and their property with respect.
Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845-1995
HM NumberHM27US
Year Placed1994
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 786350 N 3334416
Decimal Degrees30.10743333, -96.02848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 6.446', W 96° 1.709'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 6' 26.76" N, 96° 1' 42.54" W
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Area Code(s)979, 409, 936
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38805 Wyatt Chapel Rd, Hempstead TX 77445, US
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