Salado in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Residing here only a short time, Edward Buckles sold the house in 1873 to Colonel Nimrod Lindsay Norton (d. 1903) and his wife Mary (Hall). Colonel Norton, a Confederate veteran, was active in agricultural activities during his residence in Salado and was a charter member of the local grange. He was also a member of the Capitol Building Commission, and donated granite for the Capitol exterior from a quarry he co-owned in Burnet County.
In 1882, Colonel Norton sold the property to John and Kate (Galvin) Orgain, prominent educators in Salado for many years. John served as County School Superintendant; Kate taught at Salado College and Thomas Arnold High School and was a published author. The Orgains resided here until 1907.
Used primarily as a residence by subsequent property owners, the house has also been used as a boardinghouse and inn. It remains a prominent local landmark.
Erected 1991 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3614.)
Location. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salado TX 76571, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armstrong-Adams House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodd's Creek Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Anderson Place (about 300 feet away); Home of Wellborn Barton (about 300 feet away); Home of Orville Thomas Tyler (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Salado (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Davis Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisa Adeline (Addie) Barton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salado.
Regarding Norton-Orgain House. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Also see . . . Handbook of Texas Online. Nimrod Lindsay Norton (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
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