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Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Gibbs Store

 
 
Old Gibbs Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, September 19, 2009
1. Old Gibbs Store Marker
Inscription.  

Old Gibbs Store, oldest business in Texas under original ownership and on first site. Established 1841 in Republic of Texas by Thomas Gibbs. Building erected in 1847 after Sanford Saint John Gibbs joined firm. General Sam Houston was steady customer of the partners, who became bankers after lending use of their safe to neighbors. Gibbs National Bank, established 1890, was forerunner of First National Bank, established 1922.
Recorded Texas Historical Landmark
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8455.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
 
Location. 30° 43.434′ N, 95° 33.072′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is on 11th Street (U.S. 190) just east of Sam Houston Avenue (State Highway 75), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1180 11th Street, Huntsville TX 77342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sam Houston Whittling Site (a few steps from this
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marker); Site of First Masonic Lodge Building (a few steps from this marker); Walker County (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church of Huntsville (within shouting distance of this marker); The Five Courthouses of Walker County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Walker County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Pleasant Gray's Trading Post (about 300 feet away); Cornerstone of the Fourth Courthouse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Old Gibbs Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By I.G.V.Atajar, July 24, 2010
2. Old Gibbs Store Marker
Old Gibbs Store image. Click for full size.
Photographed By I.G.V.Atajar, July 24, 2010
3. Old Gibbs Store
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,053 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on March 23, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2010, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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