Anderson in Grimes County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Michael Moore Kennard
(July 27, 1809 - July 7, 1895)
Lived in present Grimes County; was granted a third of a league of land in Robertson's Colony.
For his service in the Texas Revolution, received additional land in Menard and Leon Counties.
His mercantile business - firm of Fanthorp, Womack & Kennard - was the first in Grimes County.
Erected 1971 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8594.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence.
Location. 30° 28.95′ N, 95° 59.132′ W. Marker is in Anderson, Texas, in Grimes County. Marker is located within the Fanthorp Family Cemetery, across the road from Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 579 South Main Street, Anderson TX 77830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kenneth Lewis Anderson (a few steps from this marker); Fanthorp Inn (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Bahia Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Rocky Creek Bridge Grimes County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Jesse Grimes and Mathew Caldwell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grimes County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.