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Anderson in Grimes County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fanthorp Inn

 
 
Fanthorp Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 16, 2018
1. Fanthorp Inn Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1834 by Henry Fanthorp as a home for his bride, Rachel Kennard. Enlarged for hotel purpose. Served as first mercantile establishment and first post office (1835) in the region. Here Kenneth Lewis Anderson, Vice-President of the Republic of Texas, died July 3, 1845. Stage lines from Houston to Old Springfield and Nacogdoches to Austin crossed here.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 8573.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 30° 28.985′ N, 95° 59.042′ W. Marker is in Anderson, Texas, in Grimes County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located near the parking area of the 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 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michael Moore Kennard
Fanthorp Inn image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 16, 2018
2. Fanthorp Inn
(about 500 feet away); La Bahia Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Rocky Creek Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Jesse Grimes and Mathew Caldwell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grimes County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grimes County (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fanthorp Inn - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 

2. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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