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Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of the Home of Randal Jones

1786 - 1873

 
 
Historical Marker, Site of the Home of Randal Jones, 1786-1873 image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, September 19, 2009
1. Historical Marker, Site of the Home of Randal Jones, 1786-1873
Inscription.
Member of Long's Expedition in
1819. Captain of militia under
Austin in 1824. Member of the General
Consultation, 1835. On
this land granted him in 1824 he
built the house in which "Deaf"
Smith died, November 30, 1837.

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9001.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 34.948′ N, 95° 45.519′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is on Liberty Street (U.S. 90) east of South 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker sits on the west bank of Brazos River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 Jackson Street, Richmond TX 77469, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Bend (here, next to this marker); Morton Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Home of Mirabeau B. Lamar (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dismounted Texas Cavalry (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Rosenberg
Marker for Site of Home of Randal Jones (Left) Along Side Fort Bend Marker (Right) image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, September 19, 2009
2. Marker for Site of Home of Randal Jones (Left) Along Side Fort Bend Marker (Right)
(approx. 3 miles away); Texas Prison System Central State Farm Main Building (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hodge's Bend Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Sugar Land Refinery (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Bend, Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on September 25, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Long Expedition, Handbook of Texas Online. Randal Jones, whose house was also located here, was a member of the Long Expedition. (Submitted on September 25, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

3. Deaf Smith, Handbook of Texas Online. Deaf Smith died at the house of Randal Jones on this location. He is buried in nearby Morton Cemetery (see nearby markers above) (Submitted on September 25, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,589 times since then and 81 times this year. Last updated on May 21, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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