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

Thomas V. Munson Home

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

Built by world-famed scientist. Munson (1843-1913) was born in Illinois; educated in Kentucky; married Ellen Scott Bell, 1870; had eleven children.

Settled in Denison 1876, and developed extensive nurseries.

Built this Victorian home of brick with wood trim in 1887. An 1888 guest in the house was French Minister of Agriculture, who came here to give Munson (as reward for saving vineyards) Medal of French Legion of Honor.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7411.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 33° 44.385′ N, 96° 32.607′ W. Marker is in Denison, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker is on West Hanna Street east of South Mirick Avenue, on the right when traveling east. 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, measured
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as the crow flies. Home of Thomas V. Munson (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.
 
More about this marker. The marker shares the number on the Texas Historic Sites Atlas of the Texas Historical Commission with the additional THC marker at curbside. Both markers were placed in 1967.
 
Thomas V. Munson Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, June 19, 2021
2. Thomas V. Munson Home and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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