Major William Martin "Buck" Walton

Major William Martin "Buck" Walton (HMH2I)

Location: Austin, TX 78702 Travis County
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N 30° 16.514', W 97° 43.689'

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January 17, 1832 - July 1, 1915

Mississippi native William M. "Buck" Walton attended the University of Virginia and studied law in Carrollton, Mississippi. In 1853 he moved to Austin, where his first law partner was A.J. Hamilton, later Governor of Texas. In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate Army, serving in Co. B, 21st Texas Cavalry. He was elected Texas Attorney General in 1866. In the practice of law he had few peers in land litigation, and was considered one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Texas. Esteemed for his generosity, Major Walton was a well known public speaker, author and civic leader. He retired in 1907 but remained active until his death at age 83. He is buried here with his wife of 60 years, Lettie Watkins Walton, their four children and other family members.
HM NumberHMH2I
Marker Number12249
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 622332 N 3349968
Decimal Degrees30.27523333, -97.72815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.514', W 97° 43.689'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 30.84" N, 97° 43' 41.34" W
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Area Code(s)512, 361
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1501-1599 Navasota St, Austin TX 78702, US
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