“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
East Columbia in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Dance Gun Shop

Dance Gun Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Debbie A. Sutherland, November 20, 2011
1. Dance Gun Shop Marker
Inscription. Near site of Dance Gun Shop. Started on Brazos River in 1850 by brothers J.H., George, and David Dance. Shop produced guns which helped arm the Confederacy during Civil War, 1861-65. The firearms were noted for precision. Shop also made machinery for grist mills, cotton gins, sugar refineries, and sawmills.
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9553.)
Location. 29° 8.382′ N, 95° 37.05′ W. Marker is in East Columbia, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is on Jaggard Road (County Road 703) 0.1 miles south of Austin Street (County Road 300E), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia TX 77486, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aldridge - Smith House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Tyler-Bryan-Weems House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ammon Underwood House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bell's Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); M.L. Weems House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Carry Nation's Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near Site of First Capitol of the Republic of Texas (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Columbia.
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2011, by Debbie A. Sutherland of West Columbia, Texas. This page has been viewed 850 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 20, 2011, by Debbie A. Sutherland of West Columbia, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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