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Hemphill in Sabine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pratt

 
 
Pratt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
1. Pratt Marker
Inscription. This marks the site of the former home of Hampton and Mary Pratt, pioneer Sabine County residents, and among the very first founders and settlers of Hemphill; the Pratts came from Alabama and established the first general merchandise business in Hemphill in the late 1850s; Hampton Pratt was among the first members of the local masonic lodge and the Pratt family were early members and supporters of the First Baptist Church; Hampton Pratt joined the Confederate Army in 1861 and served in the First Texas Infantry Regiment. The Pratts reared five children, all born in Hemphill: Dreighton Pratt, Sr., Ella Pratt Youngblood, Emily Pratt Toole, Edward Pratt and Jennie Pratt Brooks.

Erected by Robert Howard of Hemphill, a great grandson of Hampton and Mary Pratt.

 
Erected by Robert Howard.
 
Location. 31° 20.528′ N, 93° 50.877′ W. Marker is in Hemphill, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is at the intersection of Mann Street (State Highway 87) and Main Street (State Highway 184), on the right when traveling south on Mann Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hemphill TX 75948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church of Hemphill
Pratt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
2. Pratt Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sabine County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sabine County (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Sabine County (about 400 feet away); Hemphill (about 500 feet away); Sabine County Jail (about 500 feet away); Hemphill Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr. (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hemphill.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Hampton Pratt image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 11, 2009
3. Hampton Pratt
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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