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

W.V. McConnell Building

 
 
W.V. McConnell Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
1. W.V. McConnell Building Marker
Inscription.  Crockett native William Van McConnell (1855-1919) built this Victorian commercial structure soon after he purchased the site in 1891 from Maj. J.C. Wooters, a former mayor of the city. Known for his wit and his Irish stories, McConnell opened a mercantile store here which developed into a business that lasted until 1973. A landmark on the square for many years, the McConnell Building now serves as a reminder of Crockett's early growth.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1982
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11238.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 31° 19.076′ N, 95° 27.478′ W. Marker is in Crockett, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is on South 4th Street (U.S. 287) near East Goliad Avenue (Texas Highway 7), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 South 4th 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 marker. Houston County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Courthouses of Houston County
W.V. McConnell Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. W.V. McConnell Building
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Miller-Spinks-Mayes Property (within shouting distance of this marker); Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Crockett (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Crockett Hotel (about 300 feet away); Early Bank Building (about 400 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 80 times since then and 8 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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