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Jewett in Leon County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hattie Barnes Adkisson

 
 
Hattie Barnes Adkisson Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 19, 2021
1. Hattie Barnes Adkisson Marker
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Hattie Barnes was born January 2, 1886, in Jewett. Her family moved to San Marcos around 1908 where Hattie graduated from the Coronal Institute. Hattie married James Thedford Adkisson on May 12, 1910. They returned to Jewett and had two sons. Hattie was active in the community and Presbyterian Church. Texas women were granted the right to vote on June 28, 1919. In 1920, Jewett citizens, disenchanted with city officials, elected Hattie and five other women as mayor and aldermen. Jewett became one of the earliest female-governed towns in the nation. During Mayor Adkisson's two terms, many improvements were implemented. Hattie was ultimately appointed to serve on state and federal civic work committees.
 
Erected 2016 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18465.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is January 2, 1886.
 
Location. 31° 21.638′ N, 96° 8.145′ W. Marker is in Jewett, Texas, in Leon County. Marker can be reached from North Adkisson Lane
Hattie Barnes Adkisson Marker and gravestone image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 19, 2021
2. Hattie Barnes Adkisson Marker and gravestone
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0.1 miles north of Sand Bank Road. The marker is located in the northwest corner of the Jewett Cemetery just to the left after entering the front gate. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jewett TX 75846, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manaen Turnbull Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Frisco Emblem (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jewett Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); James and Julia Anderson House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel Robert Simonton Gould (approx. 6.3 miles away); Concord Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Site of Worthy Store (approx. 9.6 miles away); Leon County Courthouse (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jewett.
 
The view of the Hattie Barnes Adkisson Marker from the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 19, 2021
3. The view of the Hattie Barnes Adkisson Marker from the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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