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.