Marker Details

Davis, Jefferson, Highway No. 6

US 290 & 8100 Washington Avenue

Houston , 77008

Notes: U.D.C. marker erected as part of Jefferson Davis Highway plan conceived in 1913; marker circa 1927-1937; per one of only 11 markers of this type (20 noted) in the state, only one in Houston; REF. "History of the UDC" by Mary B. Poppenheim. (c) 1938 "In April 1925, the Texas State Highway Commission designated the highway from Orange to El Paso" as a link in the transcontinental highway known as the Jefferson Davis Highway." The dedication in 1927 of the boulder at Brownsville marking where Col. Jefferson Davis and his Mississippi troops landed in 1846 in the war with Mexico, was the brilliant success of the year.

"The Jefferson Davis Highway Committee recommends to this body that a granite boulder be erected at Point Isabel, Texas, marked with a bronze tablet commemorating the landing of the Mississippi troops under the command of Col. Jefferson Davis of the United States Army, in 1846, during the war with Mexico."
Directions: Washington/Westcott exit off of I-10, approx. 1/2 mile north, in median area where Old Katy Road & Hempstead Highway join

Key Time Period: 1920 - 1940 Post-WW I & Depression

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text:
Jefferson Davis Highway No. 6 Erected by the United Daughters of Confederacy of Harris County
Marker Type: U.D.C. granite
Historical Org: United Daughters of the Confederacy

Key Map Information: 492 B

GPS Coordinates: 29 46.850, 95 26.101

Precinct No: 4

Marker No: 00207