Near Iola in Grimes County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Katy Holland McDowell Treadwell Cobb
In 1822, at the age of seven, Katy Holland migrated to Texas with her parents as a member of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" Colony. Her life reflects the harshness of frontier life in Texas. Twice widowed before her marriage to William Cobb in the 1840s, she was the mother of five children. Her first husband, Mill McDowell, was also a member of Austin's Colony, and a cousin, Tapley Holland, was killed at the Alamo.
Recorded - 1981
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8567.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence • Women.
Location. 30° 46.119′ N, 96° 5.509′ W. Marker is near Iola, Texas, in Grimes County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of County Highway 108 and Sollock Lane, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located in the back southern section of the Zion Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Iola TX 77861, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of Zion Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Jozye Church and Cemetery (approx. 13.4 miles away); Site of Bullard Community (approx. 14.6 miles away); Oakland Baptist Church (approx. 15.7 miles away); Wilson Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 15.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Madisonville (approx. 16.3 miles away); Truman Kimbro (approx. 16.3 miles away); Jubal Richard Parten (approx. 16.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.