Commander Charles ( Chuck ) Baxley
About our post and its community; American Legion, Harold G. Davis, Post 629 located on FM 3278, Camilla, Texas.
Camilla, Texas is located on F.M. 222 and is midway of Shepherd and Coldspring Texas at the intersection of F.M. 3278 and 3128. Camilla, Texas named for one of it’s early settlers, Mrs Camilla Hardin Davis, shortly after the Civil War. Camilla received a Post Office in 1895 which later moved to Coldspring, Texas which is the County Seat of San Jacinto County since 1877. Camilla is no longer a town but is a growing community located near Lake Livingston / Trinity River with a Marina / R.V Park and Campground located Northwest on F.M. 3278.
American Legion Post 629 was founded in 1972 by three Veterans with their first meeting being held in the Courthouse in Coldspring , they soon moved east on 222 to what was then an old cotton gin, They later moved to their current location after land was donated by Bridges Browder across from Browders Marina on F.M. 3278.
Post 629 in 1975 elected it’s first Commander and Charter was signed in 1977.
Though many of our original members have passed on post 629 remains the centerpiece of the community. It’s members continue to be active in community affairs supporting youth programs , granting scholarships , supporting the local J R O T C , Boy Scouts, just to name a few. Last but by no means the least ,always our Veterans, their families and their needs.
February, 2010, 629′s Charter and Post Name was changed in Honor of past, now deceased Commander Harold G. Davis.