Texas City in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The first settlers were Kneeland and Slyvia Britton,and Albert and Priscilla (Britton) Phillips. Calvin Bell, Thomas Britton and David Hobgood were area Cowboys and pioneers of the community. By 1870 the Rev. Israel S. Campbell helped begin a church; residents built a sanctuary and school the following year in a community called Campbellville for the Reverend. Pioneering families, however called it Settlement shortened from “Our Settlement,” declaring the importance of freedom and owning land.
The African American community prospered throughout the late 1800s. Many male residents
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13958.)
Location. 29° 22.938′ N, 94° 58.634′ W. Marker is in Texas City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of South Bell Drive and Jackson Lane, on the right when traveling south on South Bell Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 S Bell Dr, Texas City TX 77591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1887 Frank Sr. and Flavilla Bell House (here, next to this marker); La Marque (approx. 0.7 miles away); Frank Bell Jr. (approx. one mile away); Paul's Union Church Galilee Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); S.S. Grandcamp Anchor (approx. 3 miles away); Texas City Memorial Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Stringfellow Orchards (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Texas City.
Also see . . .
1. Keeping the history of Settlement alive. (Submitted on February 13, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Brief Reference to the Settlement. (Submitted on February 13, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. More stories from Settlement's past and its people. (Submitted on February 13, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Categories. • African Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2014, by Samuel Collins III of Hitchcock, Texas. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on February 12, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on September 27, 2014, by Samuel Collins III of Hitchcock, Texas. 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2014, by Samuel Collins III of Hitchcock, Texas. 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 17, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.