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Denison in Grayson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Home of Thomas V. Munson

(1843-1913)

 
 
Home of Thomas V. Munson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, June 19, 2021
1. Home of Thomas V. Munson Marker
Inscription.  

World famed grape culturist. Earned second degree ever given at Kentucky A. & M. College (1870). Moved to Denison 1876; Became a civic leader and had nurseries for wide varieties of plants.

In 1880's helped France save vineyards from root disease, and became second American ever named to French Legion of Honor.

His scientific papers filed in Washington, D.C., are still used by horticulturists. He and his wife built this home 1887.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7411.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
 
Location. 33° 44.395′ N, 96° 32.616′ W. Marker is in Denison, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Hanna Street and South Mirick Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Hanna Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 530 W Hanna Street, Denison TX 75020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Thomas V. Munson Home (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of Dwight David Eisenhower (approx. 0.8 miles away); Birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower (approx. 0.8 miles away); Texas Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dwight David Eisenhower (approx. 0.8 miles away); Forest Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mayes House (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Luke's Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denison.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Volney Munson at Wikipedia. In 1888, Munson was the second American, after Thomas Edison, to be named a Chevalier du Mérite Agricole of the Legion of Honor by the French government. (Submitted on October 19, 2021.) 
 
Home of Thomas V. Munson and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, June 19, 2021
2. Home of Thomas V. Munson and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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