“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Anahuac in Chambers County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Round Point

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By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
1. Round Point Marker
Inscription.  This area on Trinity Bay, three miles south of the town of Anahuac, was called Round Point as early as 1828 when Anson Taylor (1791-1831) settled here. A native of South Carolina, Taylor emigrated to Texas from Tennessee with his wife, Elizabeth, and their five children. The Taylors' three sons, James, George, and Edward, later were killed in the battle of the Alamo during Texas' struggle for independence from Mexico.

About 1840 Thomas Jefferson Chambers (1802-1865), for whom the county of Chambers is named, assumed ownership of this property on the Anson Taylor survey. The early Texas attorney and statesman was involved in several disputes over possession of the land and fatally wounded area resident John O'Brien in one such argument. By 1866, however, clear title to Round Point had been restored to Anson Taylor's heirs. Elizabeth Taylor Moss later sold the land to Philip and Caroline Huffman, who built their home here. Round Point was the subject of further legal battles over possession in 1904, as many area residents claimed part-ownership in the property.

An important site in the early history of the Anahuac area, Round
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By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
2. Round Point
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Point remains significant for its association with the Taylor family and with Thomas J. Chambers.
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9131.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
Location. 29° 44.075′ N, 94° 41.393′ W. Marker is near Anahuac, Texas, in Chambers County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.3 miles north of Sykes Road (Farm to Market Road 2936), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anahuac TX 77514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Barret Travis (approx. 1˝ miles away); An Anchor (approx. 1˝ miles away); Robert McAlpin Williamson (approx. 1˝ miles away); Fort Anahuac (approx. 1˝ miles away); Juan Davis Bradburn (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Fort Anahuac (approx. 1˝ miles away); Birthplace of Governor Ross Shaw Sterling (1875-1949) (approx. 1.8 miles away); Chambers County Courthouse (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anahuac.
Round Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
3. Round Point Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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