Milam County Historical Commission
Milam County, Texas
Milam County Historical Commission - Milam County, TX
Statue of Ben Milam at Milam County, TX Courthouse
Old Junior High School Building, Rockdale, TX
Milam County Courthouse - Cameron, TX
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Email received by website on 2011-08-09
Doing research on a former Sheriff of Victoria County. M. W. "Montie" Marshall.  Records
indicate that he was born in Cameron, Texas, 2-2-1903 to a Henry Marshall and Ida Dail. 
Who can I contact to locate if a record exist?

If anyone has information please contact Mr Williams.

Email received on website on 2011-08-28
Comments : Just FYI!

My great-great-great grandparents, Sylvanus and Mary Griffin, were founding members
of the Val Verde Baptist Church.

Richard N. Miller
3101 Oak View #56
Temple, TX 76502

County gets El Camino Real News
Rockdale Reporter - October 13, 2011

Milam County commissioners got an update on the El Camino Real National Historic Trail
from a couple of Rockdale historians during a regular session Tuesday morning.

Dr. Lucille Estell and Joy Graham said signs are being planned at six places in Milam
County along the trail, making Milam second only to Bexar (San Antonio) for designated

Dr. Estell praised former County Judge Frank Summers for his efforts in helping to
develop the trail in Milam County.

“Having the upper trail come through downtown Cameron and the lower trail comes through
Rockdale is an opportunity for our county to become more involved,” she said.

The historians said they will work with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
and the Texas Historical Commission in completing details and installing the signs.

They said $7,000 has already been raised toward the project, $5,000 from the National
Park Service and $2,000 from the Milam County Historical Commission Preservation Trust
Fund. That’s about half the amount needed.

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                       2012 Preservation Grant Deadline announced

Preservation Grand Applications should be turned in to Joan Ratliff at Rainbow Courts,
Rockdale between November 1, 2011 and December 1, 2011.  Applications are available here
or may be picked up from Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Milam County Courthouse, Milam
County Museum Annex, or Rainbow Courts. 

                                  Temple Daily Telegram

                   State’s Courthouse Restoration Project topic of program

CAMERON — Stan Graves, Texas Historical Commission courthouse preservation program head
in Austin, will speak on the highly successful restoration project during a 6 p.m.
meeting Thursday - 10/20/2011 - in the Milam County courthouse district courtroom, said
Willyne Stanislaw, county historical commission archaeology committee chairman.

The public is invited to the program. Admission is free.

The program has distributed $227 million in state funding to 82 courthouses to assist in
planning. The number of fully restored Texas courthouses totals 55.

Milam County Historical Commission representatives Geri Burnett and Stanislaw, and
historian Randy Billingsley will present programs on archaeology in the county’s

                    Local women heading up national trail board
                        Rockdale Reporter - October 27, 2011

Rockdale area women were elected to positions at the annual Board Meeting of El Camino
Real de los Tejas National Trail Association in Bastrop on Friday. Dr. Lucile Estell was
named board president and Vice Presidents: Joy Graham was named one of the board’s three
vice presidents.

Board Members are elected by the members of the Trail Association each year at the
annual membership meeting.

Milam County was selected to be the first county across Texas and Louisiana to receive
signs denoting the routes of the National Trail


                  $11,500 funds available for historical projects
                       Rockdale Reporter - October 27, 2011

The Milam County Historical Commission has $11,500 available in funds for use in
historic preservation in Milam County, Joan Ratliff, trust fund chair for the Milam
County Historical Commission said.

Applications will be available Nov. 1, at the museum annex and courthouse in Cameron,
Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Rainbow Courts and the Milam County Historical Commission

“All are matching projects, so Milam County will benefit from $23,000 worth of
preservation work,” Geri Burnett, historical committee chairperson, said.
(revised 10/31/11)

                               MCHC honors long-time member
                           Rockdale Reporter, December 11, 2008

Two special awards were on the agenda as the Milam County Historical Commission held its
final meeting of the year in Cameron.

Commission member Mary Ann Eanes presented a copy of the book The Milam County
Courthouse and Its People to Milam County Judge Frank Summers.

Mrs. Eanes wrote the book which details the long and colorful history of the Courthouse.
Books may be purchased from any member of the Milam County Historical Commission and in
several locations in Rockdale and Cameron.

The MCHC conferred Member Emeritus status on long-time member Susie Sansom-Piper. Mrs.
Piper has served on the Commission since 2000. She is well-known in the area for her
written history of Rockdale, Ebony Etchings.

Four of the five newly appointed Commission members were in attendance, including John
Graves Redington from Cameron, Tense Tumlinson from Cameron, Sandra O’Donnell from
Minerva and Henry Bradford from Rockdale
Milam County Judge Frank Summers presents award to Susie Sansom-Piper
Milam County Historical Commission
members presented Susie Sansom-Piper
(above) with a plaque conferring
“Member Emeritus” status. Judge Frank
Summers presented.
At left, Summers accepts the book 'The Milam County
Courthouse and Its People' from Mary Ann Eanes, former
county auditor who completed the book this year.
Milam County Judge Frank Summers & Mary Ann Eanes
                      Historic plaque filing under way with RDA
                         Rockdale Reporter, November 24, 2011

Owners of historic buildings in downtown Rockdale may now apply for historic plaques
with the Rockdale Downtown Association, according to Joy Graham, chair of the historic
plaque committee.

Applications may be picked up at Dyess Insurance, 134 North Main, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Applications are also available via email

Deadline to apply is Dec. 15. “Two selections will be made in 2012,” Graham said.