Wilson Van Dyke

Wilson Van Dyke (HMJKZ)

Location: Belton, TX 76513 Bell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 1.115', W 97° 29.026'

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(Dec 25, 1817 - Aug. 3, 1881)

A native of South Carolina, Wilson Van Dyke served as a member of the Somervell Expedition, which was organized in 1842 to expel the Mexican Army from Texas. Under command of Col. W.S. Fisher, he crossed the Rio Grande and was captured. A survivor of the "Black Bean Episode", Van Dyke was imprisoned near Mexico City until Sept. 1844. He later participated in muster activities during the Civil War and died at his home in Bell County.
Marker Number5859
Year Placed1984
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 644728 N 3432648
Decimal Degrees31.01858333, -97.48376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 1.115', W 97° 29.026'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 1' 6.90" N, 97° 29' 1.56" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 991 Mesquite Rd, Belton TX 76513, US
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