Historical Marker

Dr. Wm. Madison West

Historical marker location:
Hamilton, Texas
( from Hamilton, take US 281 south about 8 miles, turn west on 221, go 2.1 miles to 2414, go south 2.3 miles to CR, west on CR about 7/10 mile to dirt road off CR (on right) (cem. is approx. 100 yards off CR). Marker size: grave marker. )

Born in Tennessee, studied medicine by apprenticeship. Married Elizabeth Jane Reynolds; had seven children.

In 1874 came to Hamilton County. A church leader, he farmed, practiced medicine. Gave land for West Point Cemetery-- named for him.

Marker year: 1967

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