Athens in Henderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dulcinea Ann Holland Thompson Avriett
A native of Athens, Georgia, Dulcinea Ann Holland came to Henderson County with her family in 1847. She married E. J. Thompson in 1851. According to local tradition, she named the town of Athens after her birthplace. Following the death of her first husband in the 1860s, Dulcinea married James Avriett in 1867. They were the parents of two sons. She was a founding member of the local Methodist church and dedicated civic leader.
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10343.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 32° 11.996′ N, 95° 51.366′ W. Marker is in Athens, Texas, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from South Prairieville Street. The marker is inside the Athens Cemetery. Coordinates are approximate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 South Prairieville Street, Athens TX 75751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sid Williams Richardson (within shouting distance of this marker); Athens Cemetery Clinton Williams Murchison, Sr. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Thomas La Rue (about 500 feet away); Stella E. Parsons La Rue (about 500 feet away); John Matthews McDonald (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Athens Review (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Athens (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
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