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
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
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
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
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