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Crockett in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of the Crockett Hotel

 
 
Site of the Crockett Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
1. Site of the Crockett Hotel Marker
Inscription.  James H. Collard, a surveyor, opened a general store on this site in 1837. Four years later he sold the business to Thomas Collins (1800-1869). Members of the Collins family ran the store until 1890 when William Berry (b.1856) constructed the Pickwick Hotel. Two brothers, F.A. and J.H. Smith, bought the building in 1921. It was reopened as the Davy Crockett Hotel in 1927. During construction of a new courthouse (1938-39), it housed county offices. The Crockett Hotel Co. purchased the business in 1939. Ray and Alta Cornelius served as managers until a fire destroyed it in 1972.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11089.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 31° 19.107′ N, 95° 27.431′ W. Marker is in Crockett, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is at the intersection of East Houston Avenue (State Highway 21) and South 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Houston Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 412 East Houston Avenue, Crockett TX 75835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Site of the Crockett Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. Site of the Crockett Hotel Marker
Marker is located at the right of the photo, at the front of the parking lot.
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are within walking distance of this marker. Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Courthouses of Houston County (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller-Spinks-Mayes Property (within shouting distance of this marker); Houston County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); W.V. McConnell Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank of Crockett (about 300 feet away); Early Bank Building (about 300 feet away); Strode-Pritchett Log Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crockett.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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