Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The John Dunn, Jr., Homesite
Dunn, Jr., began working as a young boy herding sheep for his father. He received most of his schooling in Father Gonnard's School for Boys in Corpus Christi. As a young man, Dunn participated in posses that captured Mexican raiders and horse rustlers. He eventually acquired nearly 12,000 acres of ranch land and was known throughout the Corpus Christi area for his philanthropic land donations, particularly to the Roman Catholic Church.
The one-story section of this home was built by Dunn in 1889 in anticipation of his marriage to Mary Tom (1856-1937). The home served as headquarters for Dunn's ranching operations and was enlarged as his family grew. Located on land that has been in the Dunn family since 1868, the homesite stands as a reminder of early Nueces County settlement.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 27° 48.835′ N, 97° 28.365′ W. Marker is in Corpus Christi, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker is at the intersection of Up River Road (County Highway 54) and Dunn-Meany Road (Highway 52A), on the left when traveling west on Up River Road. The marker is located along the south side of Up River Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5825 County Road 54, Corpus Christi TX 78407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Corpus Christi College-Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Matthew Dunn (approx. 1.1 miles away); Snapka's Drive-Inn (approx. 1.9 miles away); Grossman-Graham House (approx. 2˝ miles away); Kelsey Memorial Methodist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Galvan Ballroom (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Galvan Ballroom (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hebrew Rest Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corpus Christi.
Also see . . . Irish.
Natives of Ireland were among the first settlers in Spanish-ruled Texas,(Submitted on October 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.