Details for Joseph Herrington (Atlas Number 5005007003)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5005007003


Marker Number 7003
Atlas Number 5005007003
Marker Title Joseph Herrington
Index Entry Herrington, Joseph
City Huntington vicinity
County Angelina
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 363988
UTM Northing 3458512
Subject Codes judges; pioneers
Marker Year 1982
Marker Location Herrington Cemetery, FM 2109, 10 mi. SE of Huntington
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text When Angelina County was organized in 1846, Alabama native Joseph Herrington (1823 - 89) was one of six men appointed by the legislature who set boundary lines and selected Marion as the first seat of government. That same year, at the age of 22, he was elected the county's first chief justice (county judge). His accomplishments during five terms in the office, including improved trade routes and the establishment of county school districts, were vital to the area's growth. An active Mason, he was buried here in the Herrington Family Cemetery. (1982)