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Fayetteville in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Phillip James Shaver

 
 
Phillip James Shaver Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 6, 2021
1. Phillip James Shaver Marker
Inscription.  North Carolina native Phillip Shaver (1814-1875) settled in the Fayette County community of Rutersville c. 1840. Two years later, he joined the Texas Army to defend area settlers from Indians and Mexican soldiers and also received from the Republic 320 acres. After marrying Mary Ann (Bass) Holloway in 1847, Shaver purchased 525 acres at this site and he surveyed and platted a town that he named after a former home. He named the streets and donated lots for a school and community church, a masonic lodge and a city cemetery. Shaver continued to support Fayetteville until his death, and many of his descendants remain in the area today.
 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16340.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas IndependenceWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 29° 54.244′ N, 96° 40.559′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of North Washington Street and West Main
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Street, on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street. The marker is located on the southwest section of the Fayetteville Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville TX 78940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sewer Project (here, next to this marker); Fayetteville (here, next to this marker); Fayette County Precinct No. 2 Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Sarrazin Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayetteville SPJST (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Svrcek Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Zapp Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Svrcek Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Also see . . .  Fayetteville, TX (Fayette County).
The Congress of the Republic of Texas established Fayette County in 1837, and the community of Fayetteville was officially founded shortly thereafter. It was named Fayetteville in 1844, for the birthplace of Philip J. Shaver of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Shaver surveyed the community, named the streets, and donated lots for the Fayetteville Academy and the multidenominational Union Church. Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on October 9, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Phillip James Shaver Marker in front of the Fayetteville Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 6, 2021
2. The Phillip James Shaver Marker in front of the Fayetteville Courthouse
The view of the Phillip James Shaver Marker from across the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 6, 2021
3. The view of the Phillip James Shaver Marker from across the street
The marker is the located in between the two white granite markers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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