Birthplace of Sam Houston

Birthplace of Sam Houston (HMLG0)

Location: Lexington, VA 24450
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 50.578', W 79° 21.556'

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On March 2, 1793, the noted soldier and statesman Sam Houston was born in a log cabin on a nearby knoll. Houston served with distinction in the U.S. Army and later as a congressman and governor of Tennessee before moving to Texas in the 1830s. In Texas, he soon became a leader in the revolution against the Mexican government under General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836, Houston was chosen Commander-in-Chief of the Texan army. On April 21, 1836, he led his forces to victory in the Battle of San Jacinto, which resulted in the independence of Texas.

Sam Houston twice served as President of the Republic of Texas. Later, after Texas became part of the United States of America, he served as U.S. Senator and as Governor. He died at his home in Huntsville, Texas, on July 26, 1863, during the Civil War, a struggle he bitterly opposed.

An able general, a strong political leader, and a friend to the Cherokee Indians who knew him as "The Raven", Sam Houston represented the true spirit of his native Virginia and his adopted states of Tennessee and Texas.
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HM NumberHMLG0
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Year Placed1922
Placed ByKiwanis Clubs of Houston, Tx and Lexington, Va
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:11am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 644363 N 4189660
Decimal Degrees37.84296667, -79.35926667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.578', W 79° 21.556'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 34.68" N, 79° 21' 33.36" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 977-1339 State Rte 785, Lexington VA 24450, US
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