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Milam County, Texas - Historical Markers

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Site of the Town of Nashville



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Marker TitleSite of the Town of Nashville
Address5 miles north of Gause on US 79 at road side pull-off on west side of highway
Location.
Citynear Gause
Year Marker Erected1936
Designationsn/a
Text on MarkerSurveyed in the fall of 1835 as the capital of Robertson's colony. Named for Nashville, Tennessee where Sterling C. Robertson and many of his colonists had formerly lived. Seat of justice Milam municipality, 1836; Milam County, 1837. First home in Texas of George C. Childress, chairman of the committee who drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence.
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - July 2003

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