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Albany in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The H.C. Jacobs House

 
 
The H.C. Jacobs House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. The H.C. Jacobs House Marker
Inscription. First permanent home in Albany. Built 1875 of stone from nearby deposits by Henry Carter Jacobs (1842-94), an organizer and the first sheriff of Shackelford County. A Kentuckian, Civil War veteran, and surveyor, Jacobs platted town of Albany, donated courthouse and Presbyterian church sites, led in move for a railroad here. He was a merchant, land developer and agent, published “Albany Sun”, bred fine horses, and played in cornet band. He married Mary Josephine Whatley; they have five children. He and his wife helped organize Presbyterian church. Their pioneer home was restored in 1973.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1974

 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2313.)
 
Location. 32° 43.537′ N, 99° 17.942′ W. Marker is in Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker is on S. Jacobs Street north of S. 1st Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 S. Jacobs St, Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ledbetter Salt Works CSA (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ledbetter Picket House (about 400 feet
The H.C. Jacobs House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. The H.C. Jacobs House
View to west from S. Jacobs Street
away); Georgia Battalion Memorial (about 400 feet away); City of Albany (about 500 feet away); Texas Central Railway Company (about 600 feet away); The Albany News (about 600 feet away); Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); The Lynch Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Albany.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The H.C. Jacobs House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
3. The H.C. Jacobs House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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