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Chappell Hill in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lockhart Plantation

 
 
Lockhart Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 16, 2021
1. Lockhart Plantation Marker
Inscription.  

Home built 1850 by Dr. John W. Lockhart, Chappell Hill physician and frequent host of Sam Houston. House is of cedar and black walnut hand-cut on rich 1,000-acre place that had its own blacksmith shop, cotton gin, store, other facilities.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964
Restored 1970 - 71 by Mr. and Mrs. Lawton E. Deats

 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8366.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 7.94′ N, 96° 14.633′ W. Marker is in Chappell Hill, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1371 one mile east of Main Street (Farm to Market Road 1155), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chappell Hill TX 77426, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chappell Hill Female College Bell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Chappell Hill College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chappell Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Methodist Church
Lockhart Plantation and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 16, 2021
2. Lockhart Plantation and Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Soule University for Boys (approx. 0.8 miles away); Providence Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Old Rock Store (approx. one mile away); Farmers State Bank and Reinstein Store (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chappell Hill.
 
Regarding Lockhart Plantation. Dr. John Lockhart survived the Galveston hurricane of 1900, but he died on October 5, within a month of his return to Chappell Hill after the storm. Source: The Handbook of Texas
 
Also see . . .  John Washington Lockhart (1824–1900). He traveled with his family to Texas when he was sixteen, and they settled in Washington-on-the-Brazos. Lockhart attended Tulane University and graduated from Louisville Medical College in 1847. He then returned to Texas and set up practice in Chappell Hill, a short distance down the Brazos from Washington.  Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Lockhart Plantation from the road image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 16, 2021
3. The view of the Lockhart Plantation from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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