Palestine in Anderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Micham Main applied for a land grant in David G. Burnet's colony and received property in what is now Anderson County in 1835. He farmed the land, as was required under the terms of his grant, and joined the Republic of Texas army for a brief tenure in 1836. Ten years later, the first Texas legislature created Anderson County, and Micham Main was appointed as one of three men to establish a site for a county seat and to give it a name. Along with James Box and John Parker, also from Illinois' Palestine township, a 100-acre tract of land was selected and accepted by the Anderson County commissioners court.
Early histories of Anderson County credit Micham Main with naming the new Anderson County seat Palestine for his former residence in Illinois. Later accounts, however, recognize John Parker
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12630.)
Location. 31° 45.9′ N, 95° 37.553′ W. Marker is in Palestine, Texas, in Anderson County. Marker is on North Perry Street (Loop State Highway 127), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the east side of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North Church Street, Palestine TX 75801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Timothy Stephen Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Purvey Lee (P. L.) Chism (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell (within shouting distance of this marker); Palestine Salt Works C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Homer Garrison, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Dr. Bonner Frizzell (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palestine.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 109 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.