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Chireno in Nacogdoches County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Halfway Inn

(Flournoy - Granberry House)

 
 
Halfway Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
1. Halfway Inn Marker
Inscription. This two-story log dwelling was built on the El Camino Real about 1840 by Samuel Flournoy for his wife Minerva (Wadington) and their family who moved to Texas from Mississippi. They settled in the Chireno area, where they purchased 300 acres. An active member of the community, Flournoy was appointed as a Republic of Texas postmaster in 1843, and continued as postmaster as part of the United States Postal Service. This house served as the post office for a fifteen-mile radius, and was a popular halfway stop on the stagecoach route between Nacogdoches and San Augustine, Texas. The Flournoys. after acquiring an additional 500 acres, sold this property in 1852 and moved away. The property changed owners several times until 1917 when H.R. Granberry purchased the house; it remained in his family until 1981. This house was moved twelve miles east of Nacogdoches in 1984, but in 1988 was returned to the Flournoy homestead within one-quarter mile of its original location. This hewn-log residence is constructed of square notch logs two rooms wide and one room deep with a dogtrot, or central hall. The two-story house was restored through the efforts of local citizens. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962
 
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9276.)
 
Marker series.
First floor bedroom image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
2. First floor bedroom
This marker is included in the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 31° 30.51′ N, 94° 21.27′ W. Marker is in Chireno, Texas, in Nacogdoches County. Marker is on State Highway 21 half a mile west of Farm to Market Road 95, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chireno TX 75937, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Texas Oil Man (approx. 8.5 miles away); Norwood Community (approx. 12.3 miles away); Ewing (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
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Halfway Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
3. Halfway Inn Marker
Halfway Inn image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
4. Halfway Inn
Front room image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
5. Front room
Second floor bedroom image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
6. Second floor bedroom
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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