Details for Jerome Swinford

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5361011521


Marker Number 11521
Atlas Number 5361011521
Marker Title Jerome Swinford
Index Entry Swinford, Jerome
City Orange
County Orange
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 428610
UTM Northing 3328297
Subject Codes markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1981
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Evergreen Cemetery, Border and Jackson St.
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text (Nov. 3, 1839 - July 13, 1906) Missouri native Jerome Swinford came to Sabine Pass in 1859 to enter the steamboat business. After serving in the Civil War, he moved to Orange where he worked in Alexander Gilmer's mill and later became a popular local merchant. An active Mason, Swinford served as mayor, school board member, and city alderman. He was also instrumental in the early planning of a ship channel at Sabine Pass. In 1888 he was elected to the Texas Legislature.

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