Details for Captain Henry Stout

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5499009023


Marker Number 9023
Atlas Number 5499009023
Marker Title Captain Henry Stout
Index Entry Stout, Captain Henry
Address FM 2088, 9 mi. E
City Quitman
County Wood
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 286076
UTM Northing 3634891
Subject Codes Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas; sheriffs; state official; Civil War; military topics
Marker Year 1992
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location FM 2088, 9 miles east of Quitman
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Henry Stout came to Texas in 1818 from Tennessee. Reported to have helped David Crockett plan his route to the Alamo, he served in the Republic of Texas Army in 1836, and from 1839 to 1845 was Captain of a Texas Ranger company. He moved here in 1847 and operated a grist mill and freight hauling business. He served on the commission to create Wood County in 1850, and was the first sheriff. He represented Van Zandt and Wood counties in the State Legislature in 1855-56, and was a Confederate officer during the Civil War. He is buried in a family cemetery adjacent to this site. (1992)

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