Near Smithville in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Stephen Scallorn and his brother William came to Texas with their families in 1837-38 and settled in the vicinity of Plum Creek in Fayette County. There they were instrumental in the formation of the Hopewell Baptist Church, an important early church in Texas. Later divided by doctrinal disagreements. The brothers helped form separate fellowships.
Two of Scallorn's sons, John Wesley and Elam, died in defense of the Republic. Members of Capt. Nicholas Dawson's outfit, they were attacked by Mexican forces near San Antonio in 1842 and killed.
Scallorn remained active in church organization and helped establish an Upton congregation at the age of 98. Twice married and the father of 14 children, he lived in Bastrop County with his son Francis. Stephen Scallorn died at the age of
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9228.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence.
Location. 30° 0.785′ N, 97° 16.305′ W. Marker is near Smithville, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2571 and Young School House Road (County Road 280), on the right when traveling west on Road 2571. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smithville TX 78957, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Young School House and Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Chancellor House (approx. 6.6 miles away); Felipe Entrique Neri, Baron De Bastrop (approx. 6.7 miles away); Smithville (approx. 6.7 miles away); First Methodist Church of Smithville (approx. 6.8 miles away); Primera Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Gotier Trace (approx. 6.9 miles away); Lost Pines of Texas (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithville.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.