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Coldspring in San Jacinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Townsite of Coldspring

 
 
Townsite of Coldspring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 10, 2016
1. Townsite of Coldspring Marker
Inscription. Before founding of town, this land lay in Mexican grant made to Col. Robt. Rankin, veteran of American Revolution. Post office here bore name "Coonskin" (1847), then "Fireman's Hill," and finally "Cold Springs" (1850). Spelling later became "Coldspring."

Original town plat contained 14 blocks. First courthouse, of wood, burned 1915. Present stone building replaced it in 1918. By 1923 most of town had moved up the hill to present site.

Early schools included an 1847 academy, the 1880 "Male and Female Institute," and Mrs. India Grace's private school of 1880s.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7652.)
 
Location. 30° 35.526′ N, 95° 7.737′ W. Marker is in Coldspring, Texas, in San Jacinto County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street (State Highway 150) and Byrd Avenue (Farm to Market Road 1514), on the right when traveling north on Church Street. Touch for map. On the Courthouse Lawn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 State Highway 150, Coldspring TX 77331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor George Tyler Wood (a few steps from this marker); San Jacinto County Courthouse
San Jacinto County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 10, 2016
2. San Jacinto County Courthouse
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Moriah Lodge No. 37, A.F. & A.M. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coldspring Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Coldspring (about 600 feet away); Old San Jacinto County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); San Jacinto County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); San Jacinto County (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coldspring.
 
More about this marker. The courthouse in the picture is in the National Register of Historic Places
 
Also see . . .
1. From The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on August 11, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. From Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 11, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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