Details for Charles B. Metcalfe

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5451000810


Marker Number 810
Atlas Number 5451000810
Marker Title Charles B. Metcalfe
Index Entry Metcalfe, Charles B.
Address 100 block of W. Beauregard
City San Angelo
County Tom Green
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 363303
UTM Northing 3481779
Subject Codes disasters, industrial/human made; women, women's history topics; local law enforcement officer
Marker Year 1968
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Courthouse Grounds, 100 Ave of W. Beauregard, San Angelo
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Sponsor of 1918 measure to give Texas women right to vote. Born in Lawrence County, Tenn. came to Texas 1872. Helped map town site of Ben Ficklin, first county seat, Tom Green County. Grew first bale of cotton and installed first (water-powered) cotton gin in county; was one of first ranchers to work for law and order, in fencing rangeland. County Commissioner 6 years. Served 1915-1919 in Legislature of Texas. There his amendment to 1918 election bill gave vote in primaries to women of Texas three years before the national adoption of woman's suffrage. (1968)

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