George Washington Savage
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 31° 57.303 W 096° 51.340
14R E 702662 N 3537460
Quick Description: Texas Historical Marker noting the Hill County contributions of early settler, George Washington Savage. Located on the east side of Hill County Rd 3430 where it intersects Hill County Rd 3441.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/5/2015 7:40:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMNB91
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 1

Long Description:
Given the verbiage of the marker for "The Savage Schools" not far from here, one wonders if this is the location of the second school. Mr. Savage himself is buried in Fairview Cemetery, in Hubbard.
Marker Number: 16406

Marker Text:
Born on March 14, 1826, in Tennessee, George Savage was an early pioneer in Hill County. After moving to Texas in 1847 with his first wife Sarah, they established a farm to breed race horses. He was a successful horse trainer and a Confederate cavalry soldier. He assisted German immigrants by selling parcels of land and helping them start farms. In 1885 Savage donated land for Savage School No. 1, the first school in the area. In the late 1880s, he donated land for a second school in the burgeoning community. Upon his death on April 11, 1899, he left behind his second wife Annie and ten children. George Savage is remembered for helping populate Hill County and providing opportunities for German settlers. (2010) Marker is Property of the State of Texas


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