Capt. Milton Wesley Damron

Capt. Milton Wesley Damron (HMJK4)

Location: Salado, TX 76571 Bell County
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N 30° 56.224', W 97° 31.93'

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Milton Wesley Damron (1825-1887), an early settler and Salado public servant, was born in Tennessee and came to Texas as part of the Mercer Colony. He arrived in the 1840s and shortly afterwards married Sarah Pennington. When original settlement plans in the colony failed to materialize, he moved to the Milam District in what is now Bell County. Damron served as the county's first tax assessor and joined the Confederate Army. As a captain, he led a cavalry unit that served in the Indian Territory and Arkansas. He continued to be active in civic affairs after returning to Salado, working as a postmaster. He was also elected as a Legislator, although as a former Confederate he was unable to serve.
HM NumberHMJK4
Marker Number13676
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 4:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 640227 N 3423550
Decimal Degrees30.93706667, -97.53216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 56.224', W 97° 31.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 56' 13.44" N, 97° 31' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800 Salado Oaks Dr, Salado TX 76571, US
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