Robert E. Howard (January 24, 1906- June 11, 1936)
Marker Text: Born in Parker County, Robert Ervin Howard grew up in the Brown and Callahan County communities of Cross Cut, Cross Plains, and Brownwood. He attended Brownwood High School and Howard Payne College, and published his first works of fiction in school newspapers. He later wrote poetry and short stories for popular magazines. His main interest was in science fiction and fantasy. In 1932 he created the character Conan the Barbarian. Howard committed suicide at age 30. His Conan character has become known worldwide through books, magazines, and movies. (1991)
Marker No: 4294
Aluminum 18 x 28 Subject Marker
Location: Greenleaf Cemetery, near main gate, US 377, Brownwood.