Gladewater in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
"Founding Families of Gladewater"
Donated by Mamie Shepperd
Gemmette Shepperd was the son of one of the founding families of Gladewater. The families arrived prior to 1850 to the settlement that would later become Gladewater. Some of the first families include the Camp. Armstrong, Dean, Phillips and Shepperd families. Members of the families were farmers, lumber mill owners and merchants, who I would go on to become influential bankers, store owners and politicians in Gregg County.
Metal art done by Wesley Morgan & Monty Graham
For more Gladewater History, visit the Gladewater Museum
Erected by Gladewater Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 32° 32.046′ N, 94° 56.685′ W. Marker is in Gladewater, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Avenue and East Commerce Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Main Avenue. The marker is located on the west wall of the Gladewater Antique Mall building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Commerce Avenue, Gladewater TX 75647, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Deb Mohon (here, next to this marker); Manual T. "Lone Wolf" Gonzaulles (here, next to this marker); Elvis Presley (here, next to this marker); Johnny Cash (here, next to this marker); Gladewater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gladewater Discovery Well (within shouting distance of this marker); The City of Gladewater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Notorious Bonnie & Clyde (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gladewater.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.