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Edna in Jackson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jackson County

 
 
Jackson County Marker - Close-up of Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
1. Jackson County Marker - Close-up of Plaque
Inscription.  Home of the Karankawa Indians granted in part to Stephen F. Austin and to Martin de Leon. Settled 1824-1835 by colonists largely from Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and, west of the Lavaca, Mexico. Organized as a municipality December 5, 1835. Named in honor of Andrew Jackson, President of the United States. Created a county March 17, 1836, organized in 1837 with Texana, formerly Santa Anna, county seat. Edna, county seat since 1883. In memory of John McHenry, Francis M. White, James Kerr, F. F. Wells, early settlers. William Menefee, Elijah Stapp, signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. William Sutherland, marytr of the Alamo; George Sutherland, John S. Menefee, James A. Sylvester, heroes of San Jacinto. Clark L. Owen, colonel in the Confederate army, and other pioneers who resided in this county before or directly after the Texas Revolution. Jackson County: average altitude 75 feet, annual rainfall 37 inches. Soil: black hogwallow, sandy loams, alluvial. Crops and products: cotton, livestock, corn, dairying, vegetables, poultry, pecans, oil and gas.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas
Jackson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
2. Jackson County Marker
. (Marker Number 2701.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 28° 58.668′ N, 96° 38.832′ W. Marker is in Edna, Texas, in Jackson County. Marker is on West Main Street (Business U.S. 59), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 West Main Street, Edna TX 77957, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederates of Jackson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson County, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Jackson County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Macaroni Station (about 400 feet away); The Famous Lavaca-Navidad Meeting of 1835 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brackenridge Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Bauve-Young-Payne Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Mission Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edna.
 
Also see . . .  Jackson County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Jackson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
3. Jackson County Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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