Details for Col. William F. Upton

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149005614


Marker Number 5614
Atlas Number 5149005614
Marker Title Col. William F. Upton
Index Entry Upton, Col. William F.
Address 1111 Eilers Street
City Schulenburg
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 701449
UTM Northing 3285604
Subject Codes state official; Civil War; military topics
Marker Year 1976
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Shulenburg City Cemetery, west end of Ellers St., Schulenburg.
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text (1832 - 1887) Coming to Texas in 1853, W. F. Upton settled near High Hill. He organized (1861) and was Lieutenant Colonel of Texas state troops guarding frontiers and coastline during the Civil War. A leading state legislator in 1866 and 1879-85, he aided post-war recovery in Texas. Had a store in Schulenburg many years. A West Texas County, created soon after he died, honors name of Col. Upton and a brother, Col. John C. Upton, a hero killed at second battle of Manassas in 1862. Recorded-1976

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