Marker [050]
Colonel George R. Reeves
(Georgetown Cemetery Northwest of Pottsboro)


George R. Reeves (January 3, 1826-September 5, 1882). Man for whom 2,600 square miles West Texas country was named. Born in Tennessee. Married Jane Moore in 1844 in Arkansas. Came to Texas about 1845. Was Grayson County tax collector, 1848-1850; sheriff 1850-1854.

Served as state representative, 1855-1861. Commissioned Confederate Army officer, 1863.Participant in Battle of Chickamauga and Hundred Days Atlanta Campaign. Returned to legislature, 1873. Speaker of the House, 1881-1882.