Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John Kirby Allen
Born in Canasareaugh, New York
1810. Came to Texas in 1832.
Died in Houston August 18, 1838
John K. Allen was a member of
the first Congress of the
Republic (1836-1837) from Nacog-
doches County. He and his
brother, Augustus C. Allen, on
August 25, 1836 purchased a
league of land from Mrs. T. F. L.
Parrott for five thousand dol-
lars, on which on August 30,
1836 they founded the town
of Houston named in honor
of the hero of San Jacinto
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 10594.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 29° 45.466′ N, 95° 22.76′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on West Dallas Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Founders Memorial Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1217 West Dallas Street, Houston TX 77019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance George Allen (here, next to this marker); John R. Reid (a few steps from this marker); John W. Moore (a few steps from this marker); James Collinsworth (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Ehlinger (a few steps from this marker); Archibald S. Lewis (a few steps from this marker); John Austin Wharton (a few steps from this marker); David Porter Richardson (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
More about this marker. It appears as though the date on the back of the marker given as the founding date for the City of Houston was originally engraved as August 29, 1836 and was later changed to August 30, 1836. August 30 is the date recognized by the City of Houston as its founding date.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers Associated with the Allen Brothers
Also see . . . Allen, John Kirby - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 13, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.