Near Bullard in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dewberry Plantation House
War of 1812 veteran John Dewberry came to Texas in 1835 and was listed as a resident of Tyler by 1845. A successful businessman and cotton farmer, he served on the commission to locate county boundaries and a county seat after the creation of Smith County in 1846. This Greek Revival house, which Dewberry named "Myrtle-Vale," was begun in 1852 and served as headquarters for his large cotton plantation. A rare surviving example in the county of a two-story antebellum residence, the Dewberry house remained in the family until 1908.
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7719.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 32° 9.544′ N, 95° 24.28′ W. Marker is near Bullard, Texas, in Smith County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 346 0.1 miles south of County Route 1353, on the left when traveling south. The marker is on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14007 FM 346 West, Bullard TX 75757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Bullard Water Well (approx. 5.1 miles away); Smith Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Cuney (approx. 8.9 miles away); Frankston City Park (approx. 9.6 miles away); Frankston Railroad Depot (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Major John Dean House (approx. 10.4 miles away); Site of the Kickapoo Battlefield (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bullard.
Regarding Dewberry Plantation House. Dewberry is buried in the Loftin cemetery, 0.9 miles south at the intersection of FM 344 and 346. His grave is unique in that it has what is called a grave house covering his raised tomb.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.