This hotel was built in 1910 by Mamie Cornellia Neyland Patten (1868-1936) and named for her daughters Belle and "Miss Jim". Mrs. Patten and her four children were active in Jasper civic and social activities. After her mother died, Miss Jim took . . . — — Map (db m128584) HM
Included in the Empresario grant to Lorenzo de Zavala in 1829.
Created the municipality of Bevil in 1834, in honor of John Bevil, early settler.
Name changed by the provisional government of Texas, December 3, 1835 . . . — — Map (db m128583) HM
Jasper County was one of the original twenty-three counties created when the Republic of Texas was established in 1836 following the Texas Revolution. Bevil Settlement, established by pioneer John Bevil about 1824, became the seat of government and . . . — — Map (db m128582) HM
Communication, transportation, supply and military center in Civil War Texas. Voted 315 to 25 in favor of secession. Crossed by Texas troops in the 1862-64 Louisiana campaigns to prevent split of the South and invasion of Texas. Confederate Army ran . . . — — Map (db m128547) HM
In a time of segregated activities including sports, logging contractor Elmer Simmons organized the Jasper Steers, an African American baseball team. Simmons bought all bleachers, lighting, dressing rooms and concession stands from a defunct . . . — — Map (db m128585) HM