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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Devine, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Medina County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Medina County, TX (49) Atascosa County, TX (40) Bandera County, TX (33) Bexar County, TX (267) Frio County, TX (10) Uvalde County, TX (46) Zavala County, TX (8)  MedinaCounty(49) Medina County (49)  AtascosaCounty(40) Atascosa County (40)  BanderaCounty(33) Bandera County (33)  BexarCounty(267) Bexar County (267)  FrioCounty(10) Frio County (10)  UvaldeCounty(46) Uvalde County (46)  ZavalaCounty(8) Zavala County (8)
Location of Devine, Texas
    Medina County (49)
    Atascosa County (40)
    Bandera County (33)
    Bexar County (267)
    Frio County (10)
    Uvalde County (46)
    Zavala County (8)
 
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1Texas (Medina County), Devine — Charco de la Pita
Within one mile of this site was the famed camping place Charco de la Pita. It was located along the Old Pita Road, the first road in Texas. The Pita Road extended from the San Juan Bautista mission, some 25 miles down the Rio Grande from present . . . Map (db m130397) HM
2Texas (Medina County), Devine — 1213 — Devine Evergreen Cemetery
Although a fire destroyed the earliest written records of this burial ground, it is known that the first graves are those of Elisha Whitley and Henry McCray who were killed by hostile Indians in 1872. Another early grave is that of Isaac Galbreath . . . Map (db m162659) HM
3Texas (Medina County), Devine — 1214 — Devine Lodge, No. 590A.F. & A.M.
Chartered by the Grand Lodge of Texas on Dec. 12, 1884, this Masonic body first met on the second floor of Josh Herring's store at Commercial Dr. and Herring Ave. John Redus, who was instrumental in the formation of the lodge, served as the first . . . Map (db m162658) HM
4Texas (Medina County), Devine — 1627 — First Baptist Church of Devine
This congregation, founded in 1882 by the Rev. D. Johnson, the Rev. C.B. Hukill, and 35 charter members, was the first church organized in Devine. The congregation met under a prominent oak tree in town and in a local school building before . . . Map (db m162657) HM
5Texas (Medina County), Devine — 2884 — Judge Thomas J. Devine
Born in Nova Scotia. Came to Texas in 1843. Became District Judge, 1851. On the powerful Public Safety Committee of the Texas Secession Convention, 1861. Named with Samuel A. Maverick and Philip N. Luckett to take possession of the federal . . . Map (db m162655) HM
6Texas (Medina County), Devine — Moore Family CemeteryHistorical Area
Moore Family Cemetery One half mile northeast is the Moore family cemetery. Daniel Boone Moore, father of famed Indian fighter, Lon Moore, and cousin to Daniel Boone, is buried there. Moore settled on Hondo Creek in 1852. Rock . . . Map (db m162714) HM
7Texas (Medina County), Devine — 4997 — Spanish Exploration in Medina County
By 1531 Spain ruled present Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, half of South America, and much of the United States. The desire to claim new lands north of the Rio Grande led to continuous Spanish expeditions through present Texas during the . . . Map (db m130162) HM
8Texas (Medina County), Devine — 5140 — Stroud's Blacksmith Shop
Joe Stroud (1877-1966) came here from Bigfoot in 1903, and established a blacksmith shop on this site, continuing in the craft learned from his father. Stroud soon became known throughout the southwest for his branding irons, and had a reputation . . . Map (db m162648) HM
 
May. 17, 2021