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Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of the Home of Randal Jones

1786 - 1873

 
 
Historical Marker, Site of the Home of Randal Jones, 1786-1873 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, September 19, 2009
1. Historical Marker, Site of the Home of Randal Jones, 1786-1873
Inscription.  
Member of Long's Expedition in
1819. Captain of militia under
Austin in 1824. Member of the General
Consultation, 1835. On
this land granted him in 1824 he
built the house in which "Deaf"
Smith died, November 30, 1837.

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9001.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 29° 35.057′ N, 95° 45.845′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is on Preston Street, on the right when traveling west. This marker has been relocated from its previous location to Wessendorff Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Preston Street, Richmond TX 77469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Bend County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); McNabb House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walter Moses Burton
Site of the Home of Randal Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, January 27, 2019
2. Site of the Home of Randal Jones Marker
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(about 300 feet away); Thomas Jefferson Smith (about 400 feet away); H. Schumacher Oil Works (about 500 feet away); William Morton (about 600 feet away); Early Courthouse Square (about 800 feet away); Jane Long Boarding House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Jones, Randal - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Marker for Site of Home of Randal Jones (Left) Along Side Fort Bend Marker (Right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, September 19, 2009
3. Marker for Site of Home of Randal Jones (Left) Along Side Fort Bend Marker (Right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,887 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on November 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on September 25, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   3. submitted on September 25, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022