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Athens in Henderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Henderson County

 
 
Henderson County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 20, 2021
1. Henderson County Marker
Inscription.  
Formed from Houston
and Nacogdoches counties.
Created April 27, 1846,
Organized August 4, 1846.

Named in honor of
James Pinckney Henderson
1808-1858
First governor of
the State of Texas

Buffalo, Centerville and Athens since
1850 have served as county seats

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 10363.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1846.
 
Location. 32° 11.479′ N, 95° 51.129′ W. Marker is in Athens, Texas, in Henderson County. Marker is on South Palestine Street (State Highway 19) 0.2 miles East Cayuga Drive (Farm to Market Road 59), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens TX 75751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Athens (here, next to this marker); J.B. Henry (here, next to this marker); Henderson County Pottery Industry
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(a few steps from this marker); Machinery From First Factory in Athens (within shouting distance of this marker); Henderson County C.S.A. (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Matthews McDonald (approx. half a mile away); Athens Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dulcinea Ann Holland Thompson Avriett (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .  Henderson County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 25, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Henderson County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 20, 2021
2. Henderson County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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