Near Anahuac in Chambers County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
About 1840 Thomas Jefferson Chambers (1802-1865), for whom the county of Chambers is named, assumed ownership of this property on the Anson Taylor survey. The early Texas attorney and statesman was involved in several disputes over possession of the land and fatally wounded area resident John O'Brien in one such argument. By 1866, however, clear title to Round Point had been restored to Anson Taylor's heirs. Elizabeth Taylor Moss later sold the land to Philip and Caroline Huffman, who built their home here. Round Point was the subject of further legal battles over possession in 1904, as many area residents claimed part-ownership in the property.
An important site in the early history of the Anahuac area, Round Point remains significant for its association with the Taylor family and with Thomas J. Chambers.
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker
Location. 29° 44.075′ N, 94° 41.393′ W. Marker is near Anahuac, Texas, in Chambers County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.3 miles north of Sykes Road (State Highway 2936), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anahuac TX 77514, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Barret Travis (approx. 1½ miles away); Robert McAlpin Williamson (approx. 1½ miles away); Fort Anahuac (approx. 1½ miles away); Juan Davis Bradburn (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Fort Anahuac (approx. 1½ miles away); Birthplace of Governor Ross Shaw Sterling (1875-1949) (approx. 1.8 miles away); Anahuac Oil and Gas Field (approx. 7.2 miles away); Turtle Bayou Resolutions (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anahuac.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.