“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Eagle Lake in Wharton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


Frazarville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, July 27, 2016
1. Frazarville Marker
Inscription.  Near this site once stood the community of Frazarville, founded in 1857 by Dr. Isaac James Frazar and his father, Col. James Watson Frazar. A locust infestation and Comanche raids forced them to move from Cibolo Creek in Bexar County to this site, just over the Wharton County line. Dr. Isaac James Frazar practiced medicine in Eagle Lake. His son, James Azariah Frazar, developed the community of Frazarville into several businesses that included a general store, cotton gin, and a blacksmith shop. James Watson Frazar’s other son, George Watson Frazar, remained in Bexar County as Sheriff and Texas Ranger.

James Azariah Frazar also owned bank stock in Henrietta, Clay County. When the bank began to fail, in 1889, James moved his family to Henrietta to become president of the bank. He served successfully for five years, continuing his interests in Frazarville until 1892. His sister, Annie Gertrude Frazar, and her descendents continued to own portions of the Frazarville property. Several Family members are buried in the Frazar Family Cemetery near this site, including Isaac James Frazar, His wife, Almira Kimbro Frazar, and Annie Gertrude
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Frazar. The James Watson Frazar family was followed by brother Micajah Frazar and family to Matthews and Eagle Lake, where the Frazar Opera House was built.

The Frazar ancestors originally arrived from Inverness, Scotland, to North Carolina in 1678. They owned plantations in North Carolina, Alabama (later Mississippi), Tennessee and Texas. Their migration across the South exemplified many other Scottish journeys to Texas made in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18196.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 29° 29.43′ N, 96° 18.518′ W. Marker is near Eagle Lake, Texas, in Wharton County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 102 and Farm to Market Road 3013, on the right when traveling south on Road 102. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eagle Lake TX 77434, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph and Rachel Rabb Newman (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lakeside Sugar Refinery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Garwood (approx. 6 miles away); Sgt. William Foster Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Norman L. Lanier Memorial
Location of Frazarville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker
2. Location of Frazarville Marker
(approx. 6 miles away); E.H. Henry Rosenwald School (approx. 6˝ miles away); First Producing Gas Well in Colorado County (approx. 6˝ miles away); Zeno Smith (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eagle Lake.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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