Jewett in Leon County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Manaen Turnbull Smith
(1802 - 1886)
Georgia native Manaen T. Smith arrived in present Shelby County, Texas in 1822. He became active in civic affairs, and served in the Texas Army from October 1835 to January 1836. He was a participant in the Siege of Bexar in December 1835. He lived in Harris and Houston counties before moving his family to Leon County about 1848-49. He farmed, ranched, and was involved in the buying and selling of land in the county. He later lived in Jewett, where he operated a hotel. Twice married and the father of nine children, Smith died in Jewett in 1886.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9634.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1836.
Location. 31° 21.623′ N, 96° 8.117′ W. Marker is in Jewett, Texas, in Leon County. Marker can be reached from North Adkisson Street 0.1 miles north 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. Hattie Barnes Adkisson (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Frisco Emblem (approx. half a mile away); Jewett Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); James and Julia Anderson House (approx. ¾ mile 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.
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 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.