Bonham in Fannin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
County officials first met at Jacob Black's cabin on the Red River. The county seat was moved in 1840 to Warren and in 1843 to Bois d' Arc, which was renamed in 1844 in honor of James Butler Bonham (1807-36), a hero of the siege of the Alamo.
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 8872.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 33° 34.67′ N, 96° 10.736′ W. Marker is in Bonham, Texas, in Fannin County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and West 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Sam Rayburn Drive, Bonham TX 75418, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arledge Ridge Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ashley Lodge No. 681, A. F. & A. M. (approx. 10 miles away); Joseph Sowell (approx. 11 miles away).
More about this marker. The plaque on the pink granite was replaced in 1975.
The marker was originally located in 1936 at a roadside park on State Highway 56 near County Road 3011, two miles miles east of downtown Bonham. The Texas Department of Transportation removed the roadside park (now used as a utility lot), and the marker was relocated to the courthouse grounds as part of the 2015 restoration project.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association article on Fannin County. (Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.