Secession ConventionThe election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 caused unrest and drastic action all over the south and in many Texas counties. Despite petitions, editorials and political pressure, Gov. Sam Houston refused to call a special legislative session to consider the position Texas should take on Dec. 3, 1860. A group of secession leaders took matters into their own hands and called on the people to elect delegates to a convention to meet in Austin on Jan. 28, 1861. Counties sent 177 delegates and the convention met in the Capitol from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4 and March 2 to March 25. A committee on public safety, with broad powers, acted for the convention between sessions.
|Placed By||The State Historical Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 12:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 621303 N 3349789|
|Decimal Degrees||30.27371667, -97.73886667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 16.423', W 97° 44.332'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 16' 25.38" N, 97° 44' 19.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 38 Brazos St, Austin TX 78701, US|
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