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Crockett in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

W.E. Mayes Property

 
 
W.E. Mayes Property Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 26, 2022
1. W.E. Mayes Property Marker
Inscription.  Alabama native William Elbert "Buck" Mayes (1836-1915) came to this area in 1856. After serving in the Civil War, he returned to Houston County and became a successful businessman with interests in banking, real estate, construction and retail sales. By April 1893, he owned the three commercial structures at this site (509-513 E. Goliad). The buildings became an important part of Crockett's business community, providing space for such operations as a newspaper and theater. The site now serves as a reminder of Mayes many contributions to the growth of the city.

Sponsors Nona & Jim Murchison
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10964.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1893.
 
Location. 31° 19.057′ N, 95° 27.39′ W. Marker is in Crockett, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is at the intersection of East Goliad Avenue (State Highway 7) and South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Goliad Avenue. The marker is
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located on the front middle section of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 509 East Goliad Avenue, Crockett TX 75835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); Crockett (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Crockett Hotel (about 400 feet away); Houston County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Five Courthouses of Houston County (about 400 feet away); W.V. McConnell Building (about 500 feet away); First Methodist Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crockett.
 
Also see . . .  Crockett, Texas. Wikipedia
Crockett is a city and the county seat of Houston County, Texas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city population was 6,332. Houston County is the oldest county and Crockett the fifth-oldest city in Texas.
(Submitted on September 30, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the W.E. Mayes Property Marker from the sidewalk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse
2. The view of the W.E. Mayes Property Marker from the sidewalk
The view of the W.E. Mayes Property and Marker from across the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 26, 2022
3. The view of the W.E. Mayes Property and Marker from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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