George Campbell Childress

George Campbell Childress (HM2F15)

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N 30° 19.541', W 96° 9.285'

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Born in Nashville, Tennessee, January 8, 1804. Died in Galveston, Texas, October 6, 1841. Before coming to Texas in December 1835, he assisted in raising funds and securing volunteers for the Army of Texas. Delegate from the Municipality of Milam to the Constitutional Convention held here from March 1 to 17, 1836. Chairman of the Committee of Five which drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence. Appointed by President Burnet March 19, 1836, agent of Texas at Washington to secure the recognition of the sovereignty and independence of Texas by the United States.

Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal Government to commemorate one hundred years of Texas Independence.
HM NumberHM2F15
Series This marker is part of the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series
Year Placed1936
Placed ByThe State of Texas
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Date Added Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 773572 N 3358306
Decimal Degrees30.32568333, -96.15475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.541', W 96° 9.285'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 32.46" N, 96° 9' 17.1" W
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