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

Community of Coltharp

(1.2 mi SE)

 
 
Community of Coltharp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 28, 2010
1. Community of Coltharp Marker
Inscription. By the late 1850s Eli Coltharp lived beside Cochina Bayou. He opened a store and post office on the stage route west of Nacogdoches. The farm area called Coltharp Hill boasted a gin, gristmill, blacksmith and millinery shops. A school building housed Coltharp Masonic Lodge No. 419, now in Kennard. When the railroad bypassed Coltharp and a sawmill opened nearby in 1901, residents worked at the mill and farming declined. The post office closed in 1909 and Coltharp School consolidated with Kennard in 1925. Many descendants of early settlers remain in the area.
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11086.)
 
Location. 31° 22.374′ N, 95° 9.942′ W. Marker is near Kennard, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is on State Highway 7 near County Road 4700, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kennard TX 75847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hagerville Community (here, next to this marker); Former Rosenwald School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kennard (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Kennard
Community of Coltharp and Hagerville Community Markers image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 28, 2010
2. Community of Coltharp and Hagerville Community Markers
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Four C Mill (approx. 1 miles away); Ratcliff (approx. 2 miles away); Ratcliff CCC Camp (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennard.
 
Categories. 20th CenturySettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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