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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
Cade Building Marker
Texas (Newton County), Burkeville — 11108 — Cade Building
To create jobs and bring county services nearer to residents of this area, Newton County officials provided materials and the U.S. Works Progress Administration (WPA) the funds to pay laborers to construct this building in 1940-41. Named for Harrier . . . — Map (db m107227) HM
Texas (Newton County), Burkeville — 11107 — Site of Old Burr’s Ferry(At Highway Bridge)
An important communications point between Texas and the United States, especially during settlement era of early 1800’s. Named for Dr. Timothy Burr (1790-1852), second cousin of U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr. Dr. Burr is said to have come to . . . — Map (db m107228) HM
Texas (Newton County), Mayflower — 14718 — Mattox Cemetery
Wade Hampton Mattox came to this area from Florida prior to 1850. His grave, dating to the 1860s, is the first marked in the cemetery, established close to the house in keeping with Mattox tradition. The burial ground later served the Survey . . . — Map (db m107225) HM
Texas (Newton County), Mayflower — 11097 — The Old Beef Road
Early 19th Century trade routes across the Sabine River were few, and served all travelers and traders. The Beef Road, which replaced earlier “Zavala Road”, was an important route by 1840, crossing this area. Named for cattle trade, it . . . — Map (db m107172) HM
Texas (Newton County), Mayflower — 11147 — The Survey Community
William Williams, an early 1800s Sabine Valley pioneer, obtained a large land grant in 1834 from the Republic of Mexico. His surveyed land attracted settlers, who called the location “The Survey”. In 1847 Wade H. Mattox (1800 – . . . — Map (db m107226) HM

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