Details for Capt. Milton Wesley Damron

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013676


Marker Number 13676
Atlas Number 5507013676
Marker Title Capt. Milton Wesley Damron
Index Entry Damron, Capt. Milton Wesley
City Salado
County Bell
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 640281
UTM Northing 3423489
Subject Codes pioneers; military topics
Marker Year 2006
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Baines St between Royal St and FM 2268
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text 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. (2006)

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