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Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Abram Alley Log Cabin

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, February 18, 2019
1. Abram Alley Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.  In the 1820s, Abram Alley (d. 1862) came from Missouri to join his brothers in Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300” colony. He settled a few miles south of here on the east side of the Colorado, and in 1835 married Nancy Millar (1817-1893), of another pioneer family. During the Texas War for Independence, he went to the aid of settlers fleeing Santa Anna in the "Runaway Scrape", and his own home was burned. Late in 1836 he returned and built this cabin of oak logs. Here the Alleys raised two daughters and three sons and often entertained friends and travelers.
Recorded Texas Historic landmark - 1977


(Supplemental Plaque)
The Alley Cabin was moved to Columbus from its original site in 1976 and given to the Magnolia Homes Tour, Inc., by the following descendants of Abram and Nancy Alley: Beth Wright Fitzgerald and Ray Munn Fitzgerald, cabin; Thurman S. Clements and Betty Dickson Clements Fly, relocation and restoration; Annabel Neal Everett, Laura Everett Brasher, Margaret Everett Griffith, Louise Dick, and Laura Ann Dick Rau, site.
 
Erected
Abram Alley Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, February 18, 2019
2. Abram Alley Log Cabin
1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8827.)
 
Location. 29° 42.276′ N, 96° 32.514′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is on Bowie Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1224 Bowie Street, Columbus TX 78934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dilue Rose and Ira Albert Harris House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dilue Rose Harris (within shouting distance of this marker); William B. DeWees (within shouting distance of this marker); Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the American Declaration of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Columbus (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Townsend-West House (about 400 feet away); Site of Railway Hospital (about 500 feet away); Old Stafford Opera House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  Alley, Abraham - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 27, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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