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Near Smithville in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Stephen Scallorn

Stephen Scallorn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, November 17, 2020
1. Stephen Scallorn Marker
Inscription.  Maryland native Stephen Scallorn (1787-1887) lived in Kentucky and Tennessee, where he practiced medicine and was active in the Primitive Baptist Church, before moving to Texas. He was attracted to the Republic by the favorable accounts of his oldest son John Wesley Scallorn, who had served with the Texas Army at the Battle of San Jacinto.

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
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100 and was buried in the nearby Scallorn Family Cemetery.
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9228.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
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); West End Park (approx. 6.2 miles away); Chancellor House (approx. 6.6 miles away); The CCC at Bastrop State Park (approx. 6.7 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithville.
Stephen Scallorn Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, November 17, 2020
2. Stephen Scallorn Marker Area
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 228 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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