(1836-1887)South Carolina native Samuel M. Brown served with distinction as a surgeon in the Confederate army during the Civil War. He and his family settled in East Texas in 1866 and in 1871 moved to Orange. He was a respected local physician, often treating county jail prisoners and paupers. A leading citizen of the town, he was tragically killed in a locomotive accident on March 29, 1887. A local newspaper reported that he was aiding a child when he was struck by the train, and that his death was a great shock to the citizens of Orange.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15J E 428798 N 6671515|
|Decimal Degrees||-30.08545000, -93.73886667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 5.127', W 93° 44.332'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 5' 7.62" N, 93° 44' 19.92" W|
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