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Springtown in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dr. George and Ruth Jones House

 
 
Dr. George and Ruth Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye Fort Worth TX, February 18, 2022
1. Dr. George and Ruth Jones House Marker
Inscription.  

Dr. George Martin Jones (1867- 1943), the third of six children of Joseph M. and Sarah Elizabeth (Gibbs) Jones, came to Springtown with his family in 1876. they settled on a farm about a mile south of town. George attended college hill institute in Springtown. Ruth Peterson (1870 - 1958), the second of three children of Dr. Owen G. and Elizabeth (Dubois) Peterson, came to Springtown in 1889 to join her father and attend college hill institute. George and Ruth married at Springtown Methodist church in 1891, the second couple to marry in the newly constructed frame church which George helped to build.

Ruth and George were both teachers at Clear Fork before he entered medical school in Louisville, Kentucky. His practice in Springtown flourished, and Dr. Jones was a member of the county and state medical societies. He and Ruth were both active in the Methodist church, Dr. Jones helped finance and build the church's rock-faced sanctuary across the street from their house, and Ruth was a Sunday school teacher and charter member of the women's missionary society. they had two sons.

Dr. and Mrs. Jones had this house built in
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1915. The two-story frame building is designed as a variation of the American foursquare style with a neoclassical façade. Notable features include a modified square floor plan with pyramidal roof, full gallery porch with ionic columns, dormer windows, and offset front door with swan neck pediment and sidelights. The porch on the south side of the house was the entrance leading to Dr. Jones' medical office. The house remained in the Jones family until 1956. it remains a prominent example of a historic architectural residence in Springtown.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2019
 
Erected 2019 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 22497.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 32° 58.07′ N, 97° 41.045′ W. Marker is in Springtown, Texas, in Parker County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East 3rd Street on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 N Main Street, Springtown TX 76082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eureka Lodge No. 371, A.F. & A.M. (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Springtown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Springtown Tabernacle on the Square
Dr. George and Ruth Jones House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye Fort Worth TX, February 18, 2022
2. Dr. George and Ruth Jones House and Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Springtown Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); William and Elisabeth Woody Homestead (approx. 3.1 miles away); Veal's Station Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Jay Bird - Union Grove School, Church, and Cemetery (approx. 4½ miles away); New Hope Cemetery and New Hope Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springtown.
 
Dr. George and Ruth Jones House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye Fort Worth TX, February 18, 2022
3. Dr. George and Ruth Jones House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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