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Ellis County Courthouse to be first to install plaque from Alamo Letter Society

ELLIS COUNTY – Ellis County Judge Todd Little has been named County Chair by the Alamo Letter Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

One of his roles in the position will be to oversee the installation of a commemorative plaque outside the Ellis County Historic Courthouse of what is known as “The Alamo Letter.” 

The plaque is a letter written by William B. Travis at the Alamo and is the founding document known to Texas history.

The Alamo Letter Society is placing a plaque of the Alamo Letter at all 254 county courthouses in Texas, and the Ellis County Courthouse will be the first installation.

Little said “We are absolutely honored to receive this plaque. The Alamo Letter represents everything we hold dear as Texans and Americans: the courage to stand up for our rights, and the willingness to pay the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of freedom and independence. I hope all generations continue to revere the story of our fellow Texans at the Alamo.”

The unveiling at a special public ceremony will be on Friday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m., and the public is invited.

Senator Bob Hall, Alamo Society founder William McNutt, and Brigadier General John Diggs of the Texas State Guard are expected to be in attendance.

To learn more about the Alamo Letter Society visit

Ellis County Press

208 S Central St. 
Ferris, TX 75125