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Hillsboro in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home

 
 
George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
1. George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home Marker
Inscription.  In 1881, Tennessee native George L. Porter (1854-1928) wed Roxie Brooks (1863-1927), daughter of early Hill County official Cincinattus Ney Brooks. George was a merchant in nearby Peoria (6 mi. W) and later served as an officer in Sturgis National and Citizens National banks in Hillsboro. The Porters were community leaders and active members of Hillsboro's First Baptist Church. In 1901, Roxie's brother O.D. Brooks constructed this Queen Anne style house, selling it to the couple that same year. It features a wrapped porch, Tuscan columns, decorative shingling, and a massed plan with hipped roof and cross gables. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13212.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 32° 0.856′ N, 97° 7.181′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on Corsicana Street near North Ivy Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or
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near this postal address: 400 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. McKinnon - Anderson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Davis Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lumpkin House (approx. ¼ mile away); Abbott House (approx. ¼ mile away); Sims-Womack House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Christian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old G. D. Tarlton House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
2. George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home Marker
George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home , 400 Corsicana Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
3. George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home , 400 Corsicana Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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