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

Miller-Spinks-Mayes Property

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
1. Miller-Spinks-Mayes Property Marker
Inscription.  This corner of the town square was developed as a law office after state legislator and Houston County Judge S.A. Miller (1805-1893) purchased it in 1840. In 1891, Rudd Crawford Spinks (1856-1938) bought the site and built a two-story brick building for his jewelry store with living quarters on the second floor. W.E. "Buck" Mayes, a Crockett merchant, banker and landowner, bought the building, now substantially altered from its original appearance, in 1895. The property remains an important site in Crockett's commercial history.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11227.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 31° 19.109′ N, 95° 27.476′ W. Marker is in Crockett, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is at the intersection of North 4th Street (U.S. 287) and East Houston Avenue (Texas Highway 21), on the right when traveling south on North 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 East Houston Street, Crockett TX 75835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. Miller-Spinks-Mayes Property
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marker. Five Courthouses of Houston County (within shouting distance of this marker); W.V. McConnell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Houston County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Crockett Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Crockett (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Bank Building (about 500 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 90 times since then and 2 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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