Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Pleasant Gray's Trading Post
Huntsville Founded 1835
Erected 1998 by The Citizens of Huntsville, Texas.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
Location. 30° 43.415′ N, 95° 33.022′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of University Avenue and 11th Street (U.S. 190), on the right when traveling north on University Avenue. The marker is located at a small pocket park across from the Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 University Avenue, Huntsville TX 77340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Five Courthouses of Walker County (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker County (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Gazebo (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Houston Whittling Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornerstone of the Fourth Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Masonic Lodge Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest Lodge No. 19, A.F. & A.M.Henry Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Also see . . . Bidai Indians.
The Bidai (Beadeye, Bedias, Biday, Viday) Indians lived between the Brazos and Trinity rivers in southeastern Texas. Although at times they ranged a larger area, their main settlements were in the vicinity of present Grimes, Houston, Madison, Walker, and Trinity counties, and a number of place names record their former presence in this area. The earliest reference to the tribe was in a Spanish document of 1691 which noted that a group of "Bidey" lived in proximity of the Hasinais. In 1718 and 1720, François Simars de Bellisle reported that an agricultural people by the name of Bidai lived near the Trinity in eastern Texas. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on August 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.