Hillsboro in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Jo Abbott and his wife, Rowena Sturgis Abbott, bought this property in 1883 and later built the house next door (west). Abbott was a county and district judge, congressman, and local banker. In 1899 this house (originally a T-plan) was on the property when it was conveyed to their banker son, James, and his wife, Nancy, at the birth of their first child. Additions in 1907, when they sold the house, and in 1918 resulted in the transitional classical-bungalow styling. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 67.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 32° 0.877′ N, 97° 7.426′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on Corsicana Street west of North Abbott Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133 Corsicana Street, Hillsboro TX 76645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Davis Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Sims-Womack House (about 500 St. Mary's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Old G. D. Tarlton House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Christian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Hillsboro (approx. ¼ mile away); Hill County Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
Regarding Abbott House. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) is a designation awarded by the Texas Historical Commission for historically and architecturally significant properties in the state of Texas.
RTHL is a legal designation and the highest honor the state can bestow on a historic structure. Purchase and display of a historical marker is a required component of the RTHL designation process. Because it is a legal designation, owners of RTHL-designated structures must give 60 days notice before any alterations are made to the exterior of the structure.
Buildings or other historic structures may be eligible for RTHL designation after reaching 50 years of age. Structures older than 50 years that have
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.