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Quitman in Wood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

J. H. Jones and the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds

 
 
J. H. Jones and the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. J. H. Jones and the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds Marker
Inscription.  A native of Alabama, J. H. Jones (d. 1923) came to Texas in 1877. After teaching school for several years, he was elected clerk of Wood County in 1886. He later became a successful merchant in Quitman. In 1902 Jones donated property at this site to the Old Settlers of Wood County Association, organized three years earlier under the leadership of newspaper editor James L. Ray (d. 1929). Except for a short time during World War I, annual homecoming activities have been held here. The reunion grounds were deeded to the Governor Hogg Shrine State Park in 1952.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8967.)
 
Location. 32° 47.46′ N, 95° 27.175′ W. Marker is in Quitman, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is on South Main Street south of Governor Hogg Parkway, on the right when traveling south. Located in Gov. Jim Hogg City Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 518 South Main Street, Quitman TX 75783, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Stephen Hogg's Early Home (within shouting distance of this marker); James A. Stinson Home
Marker within the Gov. Jim Hogg City Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Marker within the Gov. Jim Hogg City Park.
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Divided into School Districts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ambrose Fitzgerald (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Stephen Hogg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wood County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cathey Buildings (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Quitman (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quitman.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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