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Homesite of George Orr

 
 
Homesite of George Orr Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, April 22, 2018
1. Homesite of George Orr Marker
Inscription.  George Orr first came to Texas in 1813 as a member of the Gutierrez-Magee Expedition. He returned in 1821 with his family and established a home at this site on the Old Atascosito Road. The Orr home was an important stopping place for travelers. Orr served several terms as alcalde of the Atascosito District and participated in the dedication of Fort Anahuac in 1831. He died in 1835, prior to Texas Independence, but his contributions to the settlement of this area helped pave the way for future colonization. The Orr home was razed about 1882.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9679.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 5.435′ N, 94° 45.547′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Texas, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1011 and North Main Street (State Highway 146), on the right when traveling north on Highway 1011. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty TX 77575, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Bicentennial Observance (here, next to this
Three Markers Located at Hwy. 146 & FM 1011 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, April 22, 2018
2. Three Markers Located at Hwy. 146 & FM 1011
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marker); Atascosito (here, next to this marker); Gillard-Duncan House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center (approx. 0.6 miles away); Price Daniel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Benjamin Watson Hardin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Augustine Blackburn Hardin (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Hardin (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 6, 2022