Wellborn in Brazos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The town of Wellborn was founded in 1867 along the Houston and Texas Central railroad line. By 1874, with the first documented burial -- that of two-year-old Newton Farquhar -- a cemetery was in existence to serve the community. A reflection of Wellborn's history, the burial ground contains the graves of community leaders, including brothers and business partners Thomas Harvey Royder and John Horace Royder; veterans from armed conflicts dating back to the Civil War; Brazos County pioneers; and members of fraternal organizations, identified by the distinctive symbols on their tombstones.
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12524.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 30° 31.99′ N, 96° 17.942′ W. Marker is in Wellborn, Texas, in Brazos County. Marker can be reached from Greens Prairie Road (Victoria Avenue), 0.2 miles east of Wellborn Road (Farm to Market Road 2154), on the left Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4119 Greens Prairie Road, College Station TX 77845, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Prairie School and Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); A & M College Consolidated Rural School (approx. 4.2 miles away); African American Education in College Station (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Luke Patranella Memorial Center (approx. 5 miles away); Shiloh Community (approx. 5 miles away); William Templeton Millican (approx. 5.3 miles away); Early Texas A&M Campus Housing (approx. 5.9 miles away); J.V. "Pinky" Wilson (approx. 5.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Wellborn, TX.
The name of the town has been attributed to a well at the construction camp, a foreman named E. W. Wellborn, and W. W. Wilburn who owned the land in the area before the Civil War. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on April 5, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.