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Old Gibbs Store

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, September 19, 2009
1. Old Gibbs Store Marker
Inscription. Old Gibbs Store, oldest business in Texas under original ownership and on first site. Established 1841 in Republic of Texas by Thomas Gibbs. Building erected in 1847 after Sanford Saint John Gibbs joined firm. General Sam Houston was steady customer of the partners, who became bankers after lending use of their safe to neighbors. Gibbs National Bank, established 1890, was forerunner of First National Bank, established 1922.

Recorded Texas Historical Landmark
 
Erected 1964 by Texas State Historical Survey Commission. (Marker Number 8455.)
 
Location. 30° 43.435′ N, 95° 33.076′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is on 11th Street (U.S. 190) just east of Sam Houston Avenue (State Highway 75), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1180 11th Street, Huntsville TX 77342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sam Houston Whittling Site (here, next to this marker); Site of First Masonic Lodge Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker County (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornerstone of the Fourth Courthouse
Old Gibbs Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, July 24, 2010
2. Old Gibbs Store Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Five Courthouses of Walker County (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Walker County (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Sam Houston Whittling Site (about 400 feet away); Henry Opera House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Old Gibbs Store image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, July 24, 2010
3. Old Gibbs Store
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 808 times since then. Last updated on December 24, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on March 23, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2010, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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