Grapeland in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Franklin Columbus Woodard
(April 1, 1847 - Jan. 31, 1911)
Alabama native Franklin Columbus Woodard settled in this area with his parents about 1850. After being educated as a teacher, Woodard graduated from Medical School in 1887 and later moved his family to Grapeland to start his medical practice. In 1898 Woodard was ordained a baptist minister. A prominent Civic Leader and Mason, he served terms as Mayor and School Board President. Twice married, he was the father of fifteen children.
Recorded - 1983
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11064.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Education.
Location. 31° 29.569′ N, 95° 29.324′ W. Marker is in Grapeland, Texas, in Houston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dogwood Drive and Salmon Lake Road. The marker is located at the Grapeland City Cemetery in the center eastern section of the cemetery by Dogwood Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grapeland TX 75844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 milesJoseph Randolph Yarbrough (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Grapeland (approx. half a mile away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); City of Grapeland (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pilgrim Predestinarian Regular Baptist Church (approx. 10.6 miles away); Stage Coach Inn (approx. 10.8 miles away); Original Site of the Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 10.8 miles away); Rice Cemetery (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grapeland.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 25 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.