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

Stilley-Young House

Stilley-Young House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mitchel Whitington, August 16, 2012
1. Stilley-Young House Marker
Inscription. Builders completed this house for Frank Stilley, a cotton broker from Louisiana, and his wife Minerva Fox Stilley shortly after they married in 1860. They owned the house until the early 1880s. By 1885, former slave Charlie Young purchased the home. A well-known barber, Young wore a Prince Albert suit as a uniform and provided customers with personalized shaving mugs, imprinted with gold letters spelling out their names. The house remained in his family until 1983. The Greek Revival structure features an integral, full-width porch, box columns, and symmetrical front elevation.
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13675.)
Location. 32° 45.254′ N, 94° 21.081′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker is on Moseley St., on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Moseley St., Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Public Library (approx. ¼ mile away); First Texas Artificial Gas Plant (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sterne Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mergenthaler Linotype Typesetting Machine
Stilley-Young House (The Grove) image. Click for full size.
By Mitchel Whitington, August 16, 2012
2. Stilley-Young House (The Grove)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Federal Court and Post Office Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brown-Bender House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain William Perry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
More about this marker. The location marked is more commonly known as "The Grove," named for the grove of Native Texas Pecan Trees that surround it.
Additional keywords. Grove
Categories. African Americans
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2012, by Mitchel Whitington of Jefferson, Texas. This page has been viewed 794 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2012, by Mitchel Whitington of Jefferson, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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