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Near Weches in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin

 
 
The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 19, 2009
1. The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin Marker
Inscription. Joseph Redmond Rice (1805-1866) cut timber; then his young wife, Willie Masters Rice (1809-1881), snaked the logs to a homesite 16 miles southwest of here. The cabin they built was a noted way-station on the San Antonio Road. They brought up nine children, enlarging their cabin several times, after a grandson built a frame house in 1919, the old cabin became a farm storage shed. The Texas Centennial Commission in 1936 marked its history, and in 1973 it was given to the State of Texas and moved here for restoration and exhibition.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7017.)
 
Location. 31° 32.578′ N, 95° 13.966′ W. Marker is near Weches, Texas, in Houston County. Marker can be reached from Park Road 44 0.1 miles north of State Highway 21, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker and building are located inside Mission Tejas State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Park Road 44, Grapeland TX 75844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission San Francisco de Los Tejas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Community of Weches (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mission San Francisco de los Tejas
The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin and Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Weches CCC Camp (approx. 0.7 miles away); Glover School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria (approx. 4.4 miles away); Pine Springs Campground (approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of Neches Indian Village (was approx. 5.9 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weches.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Front view of cabin image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 19, 2009
3. Front view of cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,010 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on August 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   2. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   3. submitted on February 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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