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


Bevilport Marker image. Click for full size.
July 4, 2019
1. Bevilport Marker
Important river shipping and trading point; was made seat of Bevil municipality, 1834. Named for John Bevil, Texas Ranger, a delegate (1835) to Consultation on Texas Independence, Chief Justice of Jasper County (1839), farmer.

On Angelina River, Bevilport shipped cotton, hides and other East Texas products to markets in New Orleans. Its docks were busy with flatboats, keelboats-- its stores packed with travelers.

Texas rivers flowing to Gulf of Mexico were favorite areas for settlement; Bevil and others prospered on rich "bottom" lands, using river as road to market.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10435.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 55.454′ N, 94° 4.202′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Texas, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 63 and County Road 2799, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 63. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper TX 75951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within

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5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alamo Wall and Bulldog Stadium (approx. 3˝ miles away); Jasper Public Schools (approx. 3.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Waggoner-Scarborough Home (approx. 4.1 miles away); The First Baptist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Jasper County (approx. 4.1 miles away); Jasper County, C. S. A. (approx. 4.1 miles away); Beaty-Orton House (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
Bevilport Marker image. Click for full size.
July 4, 2019
2. Bevilport Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2019.

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