In a cabin on the hilltop to the east Sam Houston was born, March 2, 1793. As commander-in-chief of the Texas army, he won the battle of San Jacinto, which secured Texan independence, April 21, 1836. He was President of Texas, 1836-1838, 1841-1844; United States Senator, 1846-1859; Governor, 1860-1861. He died, July, 1863.
Geographic Location: Rockbridge County
Physical Description of Location: Intersection of Timber Ridge Road and North Lee Highway (Route 11), South River, VA 24450.
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