COUNTIES IN TEXAS NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATES

OF TEXAS’ 254 COUNTIES, 26  ARE NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATES

If you’ve ever wondered about how Texas felt (and feels) about the Confederacy, look at this list of counties named after Confederates. I’m working on a list of Texas cities. This information has been of interest to the teachers and students of the schools I’ve worked with. Please feel free to copy and distribute this. If you’re related to any of these men, please drop me an email. rickeyp@bayou.com  Also, if you have a list of cities, lakes, roads, or counties named after Confederates in any state I’d like to have it.

Ector
Mathew D. Ector, Confederate General
Foard
Major Robert L. Foard
Gray
Peter W. Gray, Houston District, Confederate House of Representatives
Tom Green
Tom Green, Brigadier General
Gregg
John B. Gregg, Brigadier General
Hemphill
John Hemphill, Representative of Texas in the Congress of the Confederate States of America until his death
Hood
John Bell Hood, Lt. Gen.
Jeff Davis
Jefferson Davis, President CSA
Johnson
Middleton T. Johnson, Colonel
Lee
Robert E. Lee, General CSA
Lubbock
Thomas Saltus Lubbock, Terry’s Texas Rangers
Ochiltree
William Beck Ochiltree, Colonel, 18th Texas Infantry
Oldham
Williamson Simpson Oldham, Pioneer Texas Lawyer and Confederate Senator
Randall
Horace Randall, Brigadier General
Reeves
George R. Reeves, Colonel
Scurry
William R. Scurry, General
Starr
Dr. James Harper Starr, Confederate agent for the postal service west of the Mississippi River
Stevens
Alexander H. Stevens, Vice President, CSA
Stonewall
Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson, Lieutenant General
Sutton
John S. Sutton, Colonel
Terrell
Alexander Watkins Terrell, Brigadier General, “Terrell’s Texas Cavalry Regiment”
Terry
Benjamin Franklin Terry, Terry’s Texas Rangers
Upton
John C. and William E. Upton, Confederate Generals
Val Verde
Named to commemorate a battle which involved Texas Confederate Forces (the Sibley Expedition) who fought at Val Verde, near Fort Craig, New Mexico, on February 19, 1862
Winkler
Clinton M. Winkler, Colonel
Young
Overton C. Young, Colonel, Twelfth Texas Infantry, CSA

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  1. Clinton m Winkler is in fact my great uncle and at one time was an acting Brigadier General in the Confederate Army

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