George Washington Smith - Blue Ridge, Collin County, Texas
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Directions: Blue Ridge Cemetery at the intersection of 1378 and FM 981 in Blue Ridge
Marker #: 5085006203
Year Dedicated: 0
Size, type: 18: x 28" Subject
Last reported condition: None
George Washington Smith - (1796?-1876?) Born in Wilson county, Tennessee, George Washington Smith came to Texas in 1834 with his wife Elizabeth Briggs. He fought in the Texas War for Independence (1835-36) as a private in Capt. Clendennin's Company, 1st regiment artillery. In the Mexican War (1846-48), he served as a sergeant in company, K, 1st regiment of the Texas Rangers, under Col. John Coffee (Jack) Hays. The Smith family settled in Collin county in 1852. When Smith died about 1876, he was buried near the entrance of the present Blue Ridge Cemetery. Later his grave was moved to the grounds cemetery (1.25 miles northwest). (1979)
Decimal degrees:  N 33.283292   W -96.411737
Degrees, minutes: N 33 16.997   W 096 24.704
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 741042, Northing 3685682
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