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East Columbia in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Aldridge - Smith House

 
 
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By Debbie A. Sutherland, November 20, 2011
1. Aldridge - Smith House Marker
Inscription. This local landmark was built between 1837 and 1841 for William Aldridge, a farmer and large landholder. After a 10-year ownership by merchant, Henry Hansen, the house was sold to J.H. Dance and Co., a construction firm that supplied arms to the Confederacy. Businessman Thomas Masterson Smith (1882-1965) and his wife Mary (1881-1964) leased the house from 1908 until they purchased it in 1917. The home has been in the Smith family for more than 60 years.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9518.)
 
Location. 29° 8.379′ N, 95° 37.067′ W. Marker is in East Columbia, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is on Jaggard Road (County Road 730) 0.1 miles south of Austin Street (County Road 300E), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 533 Main St, 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. Dance Gun Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Tyler-Bryan-Weems House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin (about 300 feet
Aldridge - Smith House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Debbie A. Sutherland, November 20, 2011
2. Aldridge - Smith House Marker
away, measured in a direct line); The Ammon Underwood House (about 400 feet away); M.L. Weems House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bell's Landing (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. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Columbia.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
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 491 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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