Town Named for Governor F.S. Stockdale
Marker Text: Last governor of Confederate Texas. Legal scholar and statesman. Born in Kentucky admitted to the bar there. Came to Texas in 1840's bough and developed extensive coastal lands.. President in 1859 of the Indianola railroad later legal counsel for the southern Pacific.
Member of the Texas senate 1857-61, and of state secession convention , which placed him on committee on federal relations, to draw up the ordinance of secession, and on committee to draft constitution. Military aide to Gov. F.R. Lubbock in 1861. Major on staff of Gen. T.H. Holmes commander of the Confederate armies west of Mississippi, 1862-63.
Elected lieutenant-governor in 863. Elevated to governorship when on June 11, 1865, Gov. Pendleton Murrah left state with other Southern leaders for Mexico in the hope of making a later fight for independence served as chief executive until Aug. 2. Deposed by A.J. Hamilton, military governor.
Pioneered in 1870 refrigerated shipped of Texas beef. To help restore state economy. Aided moves to end reconstruction. Helped draw up the 1876 state constitution. Died at his home in Cuero, Feb 4, 1890. Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery , Russellville, Ky. (1964)
Marker No: 5516
Aluminum 27 x 42 Subject Marker
Geographic: 29.234125, -97.964981
Location: At intersection of 3rd and Main Streets, in front of civic center, Stockdale.