Historical Marker

captions: Martin D. Hart, Greenville attorney, prominent landowner, State Senator. During the Civil War, his efforts to aid the Union made him a hero to some, but was labeled a traitor, a spy and scoundrel by the Confederates.

He was hanged from a tree near Fort Smith Arkansas.

Lieut. Alexander Cameron: leader of Company H., 31st Texas Confederate Cavalry from Hunt County. Preserved letters which Cameron wrote home to his wife Permelia paint a picture of what life was like for the common solider.

Upon his return from the war, Cameron prospered and resumed his role as Hunt County Clerk. The Cameron Home stood on the site of "The SPOT."

"The SPOT," (for Smart Parks of Texas) is a demonstration garden of Smart Growth Principles. They include water wise landscaping, mixed use development, sidewalk and bicycle trails, redevelopment of existing urban spaces and compact design for new development. The drawing is an early depiction of the block of the Alexander Cameron homeplace during the Civil War.

The Marker as it stands today