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

James A. Stinson Home

James A. Stinson Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. James A. Stinson Home Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1869 of virgin pine and oak by James A. Stinson, a widower who came to Texas in 1868 from Georgia after having served as a colonel in the Confederate Army. He brought with him his daughter Sallie. He bought extensive timber and farm lands in the eastern area of Wood County; operated a large sawmill which sent lumber throughout the state. Was also known as an early-day scientific farmer.

Mrs. Nathan Jones, a widow with one daughter, Mary, became the second wife of Col. Stinson. The had two daughters, Lily and Cliffie, and one son, James F.

In the parlor of the house, on April 22, 1874, Sallie Stinson married James Stephen Hogg, who later became the first native-born governor of the state.

Col. Stinson was a southern aristocrat, a progressive thinker and a great scholar of government. He probably had great influence on James S. Hogg's ideas on good government. Was a leader in the county and state Grange, an organization which strove to protect rural interests. He was also instrumental in getting enacted into law the bill creating experimental farm, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College.


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Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9088.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1874.
Location. 32° 47.434′ N, 95° 27.293′ W. Marker is in Quitman, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is on Governor Hogg Parkway, 0.2 miles west of South Main Street (State Route 37), on the right when traveling south. Located in Gov. Jim Hogg City Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Governor Hogg Parkway, 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 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. H. Jones and the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds (about 600 feet away); County Divided into School Districts (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ambrose Fitzgerald (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Stephen Hogg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wood County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Cathey Buildings (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Quitman (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quitman.
James A. Stinson Home and marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. James A. Stinson Home and marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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