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Near Weches in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin

 
 
The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 19, 2009
1. The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin Marker
Inscription. Joseph Redmond Rice (1805-1866) cut timber; then his young wife, Willie Masters Rice (1809-1881), snaked the logs to a homesite 16 miles southwest of here. The cabin they built was a noted way-station on the San Antonio Road. They brought up nine children, enlarging their cabin several times, after a grandson built a frame house in 1919, the old cabin became a farm storage shed. The Texas Centennial Commission in 1936 marked its history, and in 1973 it was given to the State of Texas and moved here for restoration and exhibition.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7017.)
 
Location. 31° 32.58′ N, 95° 13.967′ W. Marker is near Weches, Texas, in Houston County. Touch for map. Marker and building is located inside Mission Tejas State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 State Park Rd 44, Grapeland TX 75844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission San Francisco de Los Tejas (approx. mile away); Mound Prairie (approx. 5.9 miles away); Site of Neches Indian Village (approx. 5.9 miles away); Ratcliff CCC Camp
Front view of cabin image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, April 19, 2009
2. Front view of cabin
(approx. 11.6 miles away); Ratcliff (approx. 11.8 miles away); Four C Mill (approx. 11.9 miles away); Community of Coltharp (approx. 12.4 miles away); Hagerville Community (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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