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Taken 12-Oct-16
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Keywords:Capt. John Stephen Potts, Hamilton County Historical Marker
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.28 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken12-Oct-16 14:25
Date modified12-Oct-16 14:25
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length50 mm
Focal length (35mm)75 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.9
Exposure1/100 at f/10
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Capt. John Stephen Potts

Capt. John Stephen Potts

Hamilton County, Texas
31 40.859' N 98 19.499' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of CR-618 and CR-619. Go .3 miles west on CR-619. The marker is in the Pottsville Cemetery which is on the left (south) side of the road.

Text: Born in Bradley County, Tenn. Married Malinda Davis, cousin of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America. Lived in Carthage, Mo., where he was justice of the peace, then sheriff (1850-52), and Confederate soldier during the Civil War. Moving to Texas, he paid $500 in gold for Hamilton County sheep range, 1872; later had more land. An ardent Baptist, a Mason, donor of cemetery site, he was honored in naming of Pottsville, 1878.