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Near Forreston in Ellis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Chambers' Creek

 
 
Chambers' Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 8, 2018
1. Chambers' Creek Marker
Inscription.  
Named in honor of
Thomas Jefferson Chambers
(1802-1865)
to whom the first land grant within
present Ellis County was made in 1834
by the Mexican government
Also known as Howe's Settlement
in honor of William R. Howe,
first settler in the region
in 1843
An early post office
in Robertson County
First county seat of
Navarro county
1846-1848

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 7088.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 32° 14.431′ N, 96° 52.187′ W. Marker is near Forreston, Texas, in Ellis County. Marker is on Mosely Street (U.S. 77) 0.3 miles south of Lumkins Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forreston TX 76041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Marr Hardeman (approx. 3.8 miles away); General Edward H. Tarrant
Chambers' Creek Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 8, 2018
2. Chambers' Creek Marker Area
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(approx. 3.9 miles away); Italy Colored City Hall (approx. 4.4 miles away); Bethel Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bethel Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Jefferson Dunaway Home (approx. 5.3 miles away); Greathouse Community, Church, and Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away); McKinney-Aday Farm House (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is in a decommissioned roadside park.
 
Also see . . .  Chambers, Thomas Jefferson [1802-1865]. from the Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on May 12, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 7, 2022