Victoria in Victoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This Marker Faces the Homesite of John Joseph Linn
(Across the Street)
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 6102.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Texas Independence • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1798.
Location. 28° 47.858′ N, 97° 0.466′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker is at the intersection of South Bridge Street and West Juan Linn Street, on the right when traveling north on South Bridge Street. The marker is located at the northwest corner of the Victoria City Municipal Court building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 West Juan Street, Victoria TX 77901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceOld L.D. Heaton Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Lorenzo Dow Heaton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Round Top House (within shouting distance of this marker); José María Jesús Carvajal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Empresario Martín de León (about 300 feet away); In Memory of Edward Conrad (about 300 feet away); Fossati's Delicatessen (about 300 feet away); Site of Victoria's First Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Also see . . . Linn, John Joseph (1798–1885).
Most sources indicate that he brought his family to Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1800 and apprenticed his oldest son in 1816 to a merchant in New York City, where the young man eventually became a bookkeeper. John J. Linn established his own merchant business in New Orleans in 1822 and became interested in Texas during business trips to Mexico. He was attracted to De León's colony and settled in Guadalupe Victoria in 1829. Although he received land grants in both the De León and James Power settlements, Linn maintained his residence and business in Victoria. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on February 23, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.