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Texas has more than 180 public symbols of the Confederacy. Explore them here.

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August 21, 2017

Editor’s note: This list has been updated with information on several monuments, schools and roads provided by readers. 

Texas has more than 180 public symbols of the Confederacy, with dozens of monuments dedicated during or after the Civil Rights era.  

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center — a nonprofit legal organization that monitors hate groups — the symbols take the form of schools, roads, monuments and even county names spread across the state. The center lists just Virginia as having more symbols than Texas.  

Several entries on this list may not be around for much longer. For example, the Austin City Council has begun the process of renaming Robert E. Lee Road. But many others remain untouched. The Texas Tribune reported last August that many school districts with schools named after Confederate figures have not considered changing anything.  

In the weeks following violent rallies by white supremacists in Charlottesville, public attention on symbols of the Confederacy has reached a fever pitch. In the late hours on Sunday, the University of Texas at Austin began removing three confederate statues from its campus grounds. And over the weekend, hundreds of protesters rallied against Confederate monuments in Houston and Dallas.  

The list at the bottom of this page outlines known Confederate symbols in Texas. Most of this list, which is incomplete, comes from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Several monuments, schools and roads have been added through reader submissions. Help us further fill this list by sending us the name of Confederate symbols we’re missing. Just click the button below to send us the symbols located near you. 

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CityName of SymbolType of SymbolYear of Dedication

Abilene

Jackson Elementary School

School

1952

Abilene

Lee Elementary School

School

1961

Abilene

Johnston Elementary School

School

N/A

Alpine

General Lawrence “Sul” Ross

Monument

1963

Alpine

Confederate Colonel Henry P. Brewster

Monument/Courthouse

1963

Alpine

Sul Ross State University

School

N/A

Amarillo

Confederate Monument

Monument

1931

Amarillo

Lee Elementary School

School

N/A

Aspermont

Stonewall County

County

1888

Aspermont

County Named for Confederate Hero Stonewall Jackson

Monument/Courthouse

1963

Athens

Henderson County Confederate Momument

Monument

1964

Austin

John H. Reagan State Office Building

Building

N/A

Austin

Confederate Soldiers Monument

Monument/Gov. Property

1903

Austin

Terry’s Texas Rangers Monument

Monument/Gov. Property

1907

Austin

Hood’s Texas Brigade Monument

Monument/Gov. Property

1910

Austin

John H. Reagan High School

School

1965

Austin

Confederate Heroes Day

Holiday

N/A

Austin

Jeff Davis Avenue

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Austin

Robert E. Lee Road

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Bastrop

Home Town of Texas Confederate Major Joseph D. Sayers

Monument/Courthouse

1963

Bay City

Confederate Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1913

Baytown

Lee High School

School

1928

Baytown

Lee College

School

1934

Beaumont

Our Confederate Soldiers

Monument

1912

Belton

Confederate Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1916

Bellmead

Confederate Memorial

Monument

N/A

Big Lake

Reagan County

County

1903

Bonham

Confederate Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1905

Brownfield

Terry County

County

1904

Brownsville

Jefferson Davis Memorial

Monument

1926

Brownsville

Robert E. Lee Youth Building

Building

N/A

Breckenridge

Stephens County

County

Canadian

Hemphill County

County

1877

Canyon

Randall County

County

1889

Clarendon

Donley County

County

1882

Clarksville

Confederate Soldier

Monument

1912

Cleburne

Johnson County

County

1867

Cleburne

City of Cleburne

Municipality

1871

Cleburne

Confederate Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1917

Cleburne

City Named for Confederate General Patrick Cleburne

Monument/Courthouse

1964

Cleburne

Cleburne Monument

Monument

2010

Coleman

Hometown of Texas Confederate Colonel James E. McCord

Monument

1963

Conroe

Beauregard Drive

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Conroe

Jubal Early Lane

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Conroe

Stonewall Jackson Drive

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Corsicana

A Call to Arms

Monument/Courthouse

1909

Crowell

Foard County

County

1891

College Station

Sul Ross Statue

Monument

N/A

Cuero

General August C. Buchel Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1963

Dallas

General Robert E. Lee and Confederate Soldier Statue

Monument

1936

Dallas

Stonewall Jackson Elementary School

School

1939

Dallas

Robert E. Lee Park

Park

N/A

Dallas

Albert Sidney Johnston Elementary School

School

N/A

Dallas

John H. Reagan Elementary School

School

N/A

Dallas

Robert E. Lee Elementary School

School

N/A

Denton

Confederate Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1918

Denton

Lee Elementary School

School

1988

Driftwood

Camp Ben McCulloch

Park

N/A

Eagle Pass

Robert E. Lee Elementary School

School

N/A

Edinburg

Lee Elementary School

School

N/A

El Paso

Hometown of Texas Confederate Captain James W. Magoffin

Monument

1964

El Paso

Major Simeon Hart

Monument

1964

El Paso

Robert E. Lee Road

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

El Paso

Lee Elementary School

School

N/A

Farmersville

Confederate Soldier

Monument

1917

Fort Davis

Jeff Davis County

County

1887

Fort Davis

City of Fort Davis

Municipality

N/A

Fort Davis

Fort Davis AEC School

School

N/A

Fort Davis

Fort Davis High School

School

N/A

Fort Hood

Fort Hood

Military Base

1942

Fort Worth

Confederate Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1953

Fort Worth

Jefferson Davis Park

Park

N/A

Gainesville

Confederate Heroes

Monument

1908

Gainesville

Confederate Soldier Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1911

Gainesville

Robert E. Lee Intermediate School

School

N/A

Galveston

Dignified Resignation Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1912

Georgetown

Confederate Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1916

Giddings

Lee County

County

1874

Goldthwaite

Confederate Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1915

Gonzales

Confederate Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1909

Graham

Confederate Memorial

Monument/Courthouse

1916

Granbury

Hood County

County

1866

Granbury

City of Granbury

Municipality

1887

Grand Prairie

Robert E. Lee Elementary School

School

1948

Greenville

Confederate Soldier

Monument

1926

Hamilton

Stonewall Jackson Road

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Hemphill

Confederate Street

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Hemphill

Stonewall Street

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Hillsboro

Confederate Soldier

Monument/Courthouse

1925

Holliday

Stonewall Jackson Camp 249

Monument

1999

Holliday

Stonewall Jackson Campground

Park

N/A

Holliday

Stonewall Road

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Houston

Robert E. Lee Road

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Houston

Robert Lee Road

Road/Street/Highway

Hunt

Robert E. Lee Road

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Huntsville

Walker County Civil War Memorial

Monument/Courthouse

1956

Jacksonville

Jeff Davis Street

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Jefferson

Confederate Memorial

Monument/Courthouse

1907

Jefferson

Confederate Soldier Statue

Monument/Courthouse

1907

Kaufman

Confederate Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1911

Kermit

Winkler County

County

1910

Kermit

Colonel C.M. Winkler

Monument

1963

Kermit

East Winkler Street

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Lockhart

Confederate Monument

Monument

N/A

Lake Jackson

O.M. Roberts Elementary School

School

N/A

Lakeside

Confederate Park Road

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Lancaster

Site of Confederate Arms Factory

Monument/Gov. Property

1936

League City

Jeb Stuart Drive

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Levelland

Robert Lee Street

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Liberty

Confederate Street

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Livingston

Robert E. Lee Road

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Llano

Confederate Soldier Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1916

Longview

Gregg County

County

1873

Longview

Confederate Heroes

Monument/Courthouse

1911

Lubbock

Lubbock County

County

N/A

Marshall

Confederate Monument

Monument

1906

Marshall

Confederate Capitol of Missouri

Monument

1963

Marshall

Home of Last Texas Confederate Governor Pendleton Murrah

Monument

1963

Marshall

Home Town of Texas Confederate General Elkanah Greer

Monument/Courthouse

1963

Marshall

Jeff Davis Street

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Marshall

Stonewall Drive

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Marshall

Robert E. Lee Elementary School

School

N/A

Memphis

WWI and Confederate Soldier Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1924

Miami

Roberts County

County

1889

Miami

Colonel O.M. Roberts

Monument

1963

Midland

Lee Freshman High School

School

1961

Midland

Lee High School

School

1961

Missouri City

Beauregard Court

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Missouri City

Bedford Forrest Drive

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Missouri City

Breckinridge Court

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Missouri City

Confederate Drive

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Missouri City

Pickett Place

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Mount Pleasant

Confederate Soldier Statue

Monument/Courthouse

1911

Multiple

Jefferson Davis Highway

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Odessa

Ector County

County

1891

Pasadena

Jackson Jr. High

School

N/A

Palestine

John H. Reagan Statue

Monument

1911

Palestine

John H. Reagan Park

Park

N/A

Pampa

Gray County

County

1902

Paris

Confederate Monument (Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Albert SidneyJohnston, Stonewall Jackson)

Monument/Courthouse

1903

Pecos

Reeves County

County

1884

Perryton

Ochiltree County

County

1889

Port Arthur

Lee Elementary School

School

1959

Port Atthur

Dick Dowling Monument

Monument

N/A

Rankin

Upton County

County

1910

Richmond

Jeb Stuart Drive

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Richmond

Jeff Davis Drive

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Richmond

Stonewall Drive

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Ridgley

Bedford Forrest Lane

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Robert Lee

City of Robert Lee

Municipality

N/A

Robert Lee

Robert Lee Elementary School

School

N/A

Robert Lee

Robert Lee High School

School

N/A

Roma

Robert Lee Avenue

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Rosenberg

B.F. Terry High School

School

N/A

San Angelo

Tom Green County

County

1875

San Angelo

Lee Middle School

School

1949

San Angelo

Beauregard Avenue

Road

N/A

San Antonio

Lest We Forget Our Dead

Monument

1899

San Antonio

Confederate Monument

Monument

1900

San Antonio

Lee High School

School

1958

San Antonio

Beauregard Street

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

San Antonio

Robert E. Lee Street

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Sanderson

Terrell County

County

1905

Sherman

Confederate Soldier

Monument

1897

Snyder

Scurry County

County

1884

Snyder

Texas Confederate William R. Scurry Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1963

Sonora

Sutton County

County

1890

Sterling City

Robert Lee Highway

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Stonewall

City of Stonewall

Municipality

N/A

Stonewall

Stonewall Elementary School

School

N/A

Sweetwater

Robert Lee Street

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Texarkana

Confederate Mothers Monument

Monument

1918

Tomball

Confederate Powder Mill Marker

Monument

1966

Tyler

Robert E. Lee High School

School

1958

Tyler

Robert E. Lee Drive

Road

N/A

Tyler

Hubbard Middle School

School

1964

Tyler

Jeb Stuart Drive

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Tyler

Jeff Davis Drive

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Tyler

Confederate Soldier Monument

Monument

N/A

Tyler

Confederate Avenue

Road

N/A

Vega

Oldham County

County

1881

Vernon

Confederate Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1916

Victoria

Confederate Flag

Flag

1912

Victoria

Confederate Monument

Monument

1912

Victoria

Robert E. Lee Road

Road/Street/Highway

N/A

Weatherford

Confederate Monument

Monument/Courthouse

1915

Wharton

Confederate Veterans Memorial

Monument

N/A

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2017/08/21/texas-has-second-most-public-symbols-confederacy-nation/.

The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

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