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Breckenridge in Stephens County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

B.T. Brown House

 
 
B. T. Brown House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, February 3, 2019
1. B. T. Brown House Marker
Inscription.  One of the oldest structures in Breckenridge, this ranch house was erected by Benjamin Tarver Brown (1831-1905), a Confederate Army Captain who came to Stephens County in 1866. He built this house in 1876, the year Breckenridge was founded as county seat. Limestone blocks were cut nearby for the 18-inch thick walls, and other building materials were hauled by wagon from Fort Worth. The structure was restored by Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Kelley, who purchased it in 1941.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 257.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 32° 44.394′ N, 98° 54.061′ W. Marker is in Breckenridge, Texas, in Stephens County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 183, half a mile south of East Aberdeen Street, on the left when traveling south. The marker is on private land in front of the house. Driveway is just south of Brown Branch Creek Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Breckenridge TX 76424, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Breckenridge (approx. one mile away); Old First National Bank Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); Breckenridge Stephens Walker (approx. 1.1 miles away); Walter Prescott Webb's Formative Years (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stephens County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Stephens County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Breckenridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Picketville (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Breckenridge.
 
B. T. Brown House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, February 3, 2019
2. B. T. Brown House Marker
B. T. Brown House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, February 3, 2019
3. B. T. Brown House Marker
B. T. Brown House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, February 3, 2019
4. B. T. Brown House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 5, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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