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Near Chester in Polk County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Whitehead Home

 
 
Whitehead Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 18, 2009
1. Whitehead Home Marker
Inscription.  Built 1856 for John S. whitehead, a teacher; in his family ever since.

Of native, hand-hewn pine construction.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967

 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10431.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 30° 53.947′ N, 94° 38.292′ W. Marker is near Chester, Texas, in Polk County. Marker is on Whitehead Road 0.1 miles west of East Caney Loop, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester TX 75936, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas Statesman William Pettus Hobby (approx. 11.2 miles away); Moscow Male and Female Academy (approx. 11.3 miles away); E.C. Matthews Home (approx. 11.3 miles away); Moscow (approx. 11.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 11.3 miles away); Midway Cemetery
Whitehead Home image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 18, 2009
2. Whitehead Home
The marker is at the front of the house, left of the steps.
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(approx. 11.8 miles away); Indian Village (approx. 12.6 miles away); Village of the Alabama and Coushatti Indians (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Wide View of Whitehead Home image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
3. Wide View of Whitehead Home
Ends of the Original Hand-Hewn Logs Used to Build the House Over 150 Years Ago image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 18, 2009
4. Ends of the Original Hand-Hewn Logs Used to Build the House Over 150 Years Ago
Whitehead Home Piers image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 18, 2009
5. Whitehead Home Piers
Original piers that supported the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 13, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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