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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bastrop County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Bastrop 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 Bastrop County, TX (77) Caldwell County, TX (63) Fayette County, TX (139) Lee County, TX (32) Travis County, TX (505) Williamson County, TX (235)  BastropCounty(77) Bastrop County (77)  CaldwellCounty(63) Caldwell County (63)  FayetteCounty(139) Fayette County (139)  LeeCounty(32) Lee County (32)  TravisCounty(505) Travis County (505)  WilliamsonCounty(235) Williamson County (235)
Bastrop is the county seat for Bastrop County
Adjacent to Bastrop County, Texas
      Caldwell County (63)  
      Fayette County (139)  
      Lee County (32)  
      Travis County (505)  
      Williamson County (235)  
 
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1Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 15623 — Allen-Fowler House
The Bastrop Academy opened in 1851 with Prof. William J. Hancock of Aberdeen, Mississippi as headmaster. He arrived in early 1852 and built this house for his family and student boarders. The Academy became the Bastrop Military Institute in 1857, . . . Map (db m195984) HM
2Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9157 — Baron de Bastrop Monument
Erected in recognition of the distinguished service to Texas of Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, 1770-1829. Pioneer Red River empresario. Land Commissioner of Austin’s Colony, member of the Congress of Coahuila and Texas. Through his . . . Map (db m126756) HM
3Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9150 — Bastrop Christian Church
Founded before 1857. Members first met in courthouse, and then in rock church built on this site in 1867. This New England Victorian building, erected 1895, has the old rock church's bell, which earlier was used on a Colorado River . . . Map (db m196050) HM
4Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9152 — Bastrop County
A part of Austin's grant in 1821 created the municipality of Mina 1834, became the County of Mina in the Republic of Texas 1836 Name changed to "Bastrop" December 18, 1837, in honor of Felipe Enrique Neri Baron de Bastrop, 1770-1829 land . . . Map (db m118740) HM
5Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9153 — Bastrop County Courthouse
Bastrop County Courthouse - 1883 Entered in the National Register of Historic Places 1975Map (db m126754) HM
6Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9154 — Bastrop County Jail
Designed by Eugene T. Heiner of Houston, this building was erected in 1891-92 by contractors Martin, Byrne & Johnston. Red brick trim decorates the tan brick walls. A pressed metal cornice encircles the structure, and a mansard roof tops one . . . Map (db m126757) HM
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7Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9155 — Bastrop Methodist Church
The nucleus of the present church was formed in 1835 by lay preacher James Gilleland at a time when very few Texans dared to defy Mexican laws outlawing protestant worship. First building for this church was erected 1851, one block north-west of . . . Map (db m196071) HM
8Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9158 — Bastrop Opera House
The Bastrop Opera House was constructed in 1889 by D.S. Green and P.O. Elzner. Elzner, a prominent local merchant, became sole owner in 1901. Over the years, it has been the scene of a variety of entertainment shows. Traveling opera and drama . . . Map (db m195096) HM
9Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9233 — Campbell Taylor
A Mina Volunteer Who Fought for Texas Independence at San Jacinto, 1836Map (db m196000) HM WM
10Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9163 — Captain James Burleson
Chosen commissary by General Andrew Jackson, War of 1812 Edward Burleson, his son, accompanied him as book-keeper Participated in the Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815 Served under his son, Edward, Army of Texas, in the Grass . . . Map (db m111111) HM
11Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9174 — Crocheron-McDowall House
New York native Henry Crocheron (1806-1873) and his wife Mary Ann Tipple (1816-1888) built this Greek Revival house about 1857. A prominent businessman with interests in lumbering, land, and cotton. Crocheron was one of Bastrop's earliest leaders in . . . Map (db m195978) HM
12Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 7162 — Dr. Sayer's Office
Site - sold 1835 to John F. Webber by Ayuntamiento of Mina - by 1855 was occupied by structure built of local brick and "Lost Pines" wood. Among physicians who had offices in rear was Dr. David Sayers (father of Governor Joseph D. Sayers), . . . Map (db m196134) HM
13Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9151 — Early History of the City of Bastrop
Long before white men arrived, this region was inhabited by Tonkawa and Comanche Indians. In 1691 the first Spanish explorers crossed this territory en route to east Texas. From their route, parts of “El Camino Real” (the King's . . . Map (db m126751) HM
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14Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13216 — Fairview Cemetery
The City of Bastrop was first laid out between 1830 and 1832. Included in the initial community plat was a twelve-acre cemetery overlooking the colony. Tradition holds that the first known grave was that of Sarah Wells (d. 1831), a child of early . . . Map (db m117717) HM
15Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9185 — Felipe Entrique Neri, Baron De Bastrop1770 - 1829
Erected in recognition of the distinguished service to Texas of Felipe Entrique Neri, Baron De Bastrop 1770 - 1829 Pioneer Red River empresario. Land commissioner of Austin's colony. Member of the Congress of Coahuila and Texas. In . . . Map (db m111113) HM
16Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 12528 — First Baptist Church of Bastrop
On August 3, 1850, Elder G.G. Baggerly, pastor at the First Baptist Church of Austin, organized the Missionary Baptist Church of Bastrop with eleven members. On September 5, 1850, the new church sent its first messengers to the Colorado Baptist . . . Map (db m65220) HM
17Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9188 — First National Bank of Bastrop
First bank in county. In early days, money for safekeeping was placed with mercantile firms. Organized as "Bank of Bastrop County," in March 1889; became a national bank on Aug. 10, 1889. Presidents of this bank have been J.C. Buchanan, . . . Map (db m65150) HM
18Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9224 — Governor J. D. Sayers(September 23, 1841 - May 15, 1929)
Joseph Draper Sayers moved to Bastrop with his father, Dr. David Sayers in 1851. His battlefield valor won him post of Adjutant General of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. He married Ada Walton, and after Ada died, Orline (Lena) Walton. He was . . . Map (db m195968) HM
19Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 16996 — H. P. Luckett House
In 1892 the city sold the old Bastrop Academy lot to Dr. Humphrey Powell Luckett (1847-1925) and his wife, Frances "Fannie" (Haynie) (1849-1930). The couple married and moved to Bastrop in 1869, raising five sons. By late 1893, their home designed . . . Map (db m65121) HM
20Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9159 — H.N. (Man) Bell(Aug. 27, 1856 - Nov. 15, 1934)
Born in Arkansas. Began work as peace officer, 1882, during infamous "wire cutter" activities (conflict between cattlemen who favored open range and those who bought and fenced land). With two terms as sheriff, gave over 21 years continuous service . . . Map (db m195972) HM
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21Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 12388 — Home Town of Texas Confederate Major Joseph D. Sayers1841 - 1929
(Front) Born Mississippi. Came to Texas 1851. Enlisted here as private 1861. Adjutant 5th Texas Cavalry in Arizona-New Mexico Campaign to make Confederacy an ocean to ocean nation. At age 20 made captain for gallantry in Battle of Valverde. . . . Map (db m126753) HM
22Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9192 — Jesse Halderman
Served in the Volunteer Army of Texas, 1835 A Veteran of San Jacinto 1836Map (db m196003) HM WM
23Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9202 — John Holland Jenkins
Young Soldier in the Texas War for Independence During the San Jacinto Campaign Map (db m196002) HM WM
24Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — Julia Dickinson Allen
Resident of Bastrop County, 1857-1863. Wife of Col. Robert Thomas Pritchard Allen (1812-1888), graduate of West Point, civil engineer, mathematics professor, Methodist preacher, U.S. Mail Agent and co-publisher "Pacific News", San Francisco, . . . Map (db m195992) HM
25Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9203 — Jung-Pearcy House
1873, built by Joe Jung, a Bohemian - Austrian - American. Has sun dried brick in original two rooms. Purchased by the Pearcy family, 1936. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 19642nd Plaque Entered in the National . . . Map (db m196137) HM
26Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — Kerr
The Hon. Robert A. Kerr, political and civic leader, was born in Louisiana in 1833 and by 1855 had moved to Texas where he served as an election judge for San Patricio, Refugio, Calhoun and Victoria counties. After moving to Bastrop he became the . . . Map (db m195976) HM
27Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9204 — Kesselus Building
William Kesselus, a native of Germany, came to Bastrop in 1853 and established himself as a tailor. In 1891, this building was constructed to replace an earlier frame structure that had housed his shop. After Kesselus died in 1901, his son Will . . . Map (db m196131) HM
28Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13158 — Kleinert Building
Prussian immigrant Carl Kleinert and his wife, Marie (Wilke), moved to Bastrop in the early 1860s. One of many early German merchants in Bastrop, Kleinert built his grocery and mercantile on this site in 1868. The building has housed many businesses . . . Map (db m196129) HM
29Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9208 — Lost Pines of Texas
Located 80 miles west of the main pine belt of Texas, these trees probably were once part of vast, prehistoric pine forests. As land areas gradually rose, possibly due to glacier activity, most of the forests moved east. Ideal local conditions . . . Map (db m126804) HM
30Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 18314 — Mina Ward School
Bastrop was established as a Mexican municipality (later renamed Mina) in 1832. As in many Texas towns, early 20th century grade schools here were segregated into three campuses, with separate facilities for Mexican American, African American and . . . Map (db m130825) HM
31Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13845 — New Red Rock Cemetery
As early as the 1850s, settlers of the community of Red Rock had established homes in this area. In 1870, the Red Rock Post Office opened, and by the mid-1870s, the settlement supported the Red Rock Male and Female Academy. The town grew, with about . . . Map (db m149379) HM
32Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9149 — Old Bastrop Academy Bell
Cast 1850. Bastrop Ladies collected money, and bell was brought here in 1851 by steamer "Water Mockasin". In 1892, no longer used to summon school classes, it was placed in a cupola at the Methodist church; since 1928, in this campanile. . . . Map (db m196064) HM
33Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9221 — Old Red Rock Cemetery
The town of Red Rock grew at the crossing of the Austin - Port Lavaca Stagecoach Road (now FM 812) and the Bastrop - Gonzales Trail (now CR 229). In 1892 the town moved one mile east to the newly-laid railroad. This site, with more than 370 graves, . . . Map (db m149376) HM
34Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9183 — P. O. Elzner House
A native of Germany who came to Bastrop in 1858, P.O. Elzner (1848-1918) erected this Victorian house after purchasing this property in 1878. The site overlooked the Colorado River docks where merchandise for Elzner's store was delivered. The . . . Map (db m196088) HM
35Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 15947 — Primera Baptist Church
On March 1, 1903, Primera Iglesia Bautista organized as the culmination of mission work carried out by Primera Iglesia Bautista of Welder. By 1907, the congregation constructed their first church building. Led by the Rev. Paul C. Bell, the growing . . . Map (db m65155) HM
36Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9220 — Robert Love Reding
Army of Texas • Participated in the Capture of Goliad October 9, 1835 • Signer of the Goliad Declaration of Independence • Born in Tennessee, 1810 • Died 1849Map (db m195970) HM
37Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9223 — Rockne
Beginning as a farming community, Rockne traces its roots to German settlers who came to the area in the 1840s. In November 1846, the Daniel and Mortiz Lehman families arrived at Indianola, Texas from Schlesien, Prussia. They soon settled in this . . . Map (db m118404) HM
38Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13968 — Rural Farms and Communities Before Camp Swift
As the United States prepared for the possibility of war in 1940, the government selected this area for establishment of what would be Camp Swift, a training and shipment facility. The federal government quickly acquired property, giving landowners . . . Map (db m187575) HM
39Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9240 — Samuel Wolfenberger(1804 - 1860)
Early land grantee in this area. Of Dutch descent, he was born in Virginia. Came to Texas (then part of Mexico) in 1831 as a colonist of Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas." Received a Spanish league of land (4,444 acres) here. Active in . . . Map (db m118406) HM
40Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9156 — Site of Bastrop Military Institute
A Methodist Institution · Chartered January 24, 1852 as Bastrop Academy · · Rechartered under the Auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church South in 1853 · In 1856 became the Bastrop Military InstituteMap (db m65159) HM
41Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9172 — Site of Confederate Arms Factory
Established by N.B. Tanner in 1862 for the manufacture of guns and bayonets • Continued in operation until 1865Map (db m196140) HM
42Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers buried in Fairview Cemetery were members of that gallant body of men who contributed much to the establishment of the Lone Star State. Members of early "ranging companies" helped tame the wilderness frontier and secure a safe place for . . . Map (db m195939) HM
43Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13123 — The Bastrop Advertiser Reported missing
In June 1852, Bastrop's Colorado Reveille newspaper ended its brief run. In December of that year, William J. Cain, a young printer from Mississippi, bought the press and printing materials and started the Bastrop Advertiser. The newspaper . . . Map (db m65157) HM
44Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9190 — The Gotier Trace
Originated in 1820s. Crossed the present counties of Austin, Washington, Fayette, Lee, Bastrop; joined San Felipe, capital of Stephen F. Austin's colony, with Bastrop. Marked by James Gotier, a settler who (with several in his family) died in an . . . Map (db m126807) HM
45Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13114 — Thomas H. Mays
Thomas H. Mays was born in 1802 in Virginia and emigrated to Texas from Tennessee in 1830. In 1834, he became Bastrop's first municipal surveyor and platted the city's new streets. Two years later, he was wounded in the leg at the Battle of San . . . Map (db m65221) HM
46Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9235 — Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church
According to local tradition this site was used by area slaves for gathering purposes. Silvie Story, William Hill, Martha Young, Paulie Johnson, Grant McBride, and Martha J. Hill organized this church in 1864 with the help of the Rev. Joshua Brice. . . . Map (db m82620) HM
47Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — War Babies
During WWII, over 300,000 troops were trained seven miles north of Bastrop at Camp Swift. Many women moved to Bastrop for a few months to be near their soldier one last time before his deployment overseas. Some of these women, upon the death of a . . . Map (db m117781) HM
48Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — Wilbarger's Bend
Founded in 1827 by Josiah Pugh Wilbarger of Austin's Colony Beginning of Wilbarger's Trace, blazed by his son James Harvey Wilbarger 1860 with slaves and ox-wagons carrying commerce to Corpus Christi and Matamoros, Mex.Map (db m82611) HM
49Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9176 — William Dunbar
A Member of the Mier Expedition, 1842-1843 • Born in Tennessee, January 1, 1819 • Died December 20, 1855Map (db m195937) HM
50Texas, Bastrop County, Cedar Creek — Bluff Trail Overlook
The bluff stands 80 feet above the Colorado River at Wilbarger Bend. Josiah Wilbarger was an early settler whose family owned the land on the opposite side of the river during the 1800s. Josiah was one of a few Texans who were scalped and lived to . . . Map (db m79096) HM
51Texas, Bastrop County, Elgin — 9179 — City of ElginCentennial, 1872-1972
After Houston & Texas Central Railroad built through this area in 1871, town was platted (1872) and named for Robert M. Elgin (1825-1913), H.& T.C. Land Commissioner. Brick and tile, for which Elgin is widely known, have been chief products . . . Map (db m205292) HM
52Texas, Bastrop County, Elgin — 9214 — Dr. I.B. Nofsinger House
Kentucky native I.B. Nofsinger (1864-1938) came to Texas at the age of 20 and taught school before returning to his home state to study medicine. He was a doctor in McDade (8 Mi. E) prior to moving his practice here. In 1906 he and his wife Mary . . . Map (db m205304) HM
53Texas, Bastrop County, Elgin — 9180 — Elgin Christian Church
The Rev. B.B. Sanders assisted citizens of Elgin in organizing this congregation in 1888. Many early members came from surrounding communities. Worship services were held in the Presbyterian Church until the Christian Church sanctuary was built in . . . Map (db m205315) HM
54Texas, Bastrop County, Elgin — 9181 — Elgin Lodge No. 328, A.F. & A.M.
Chartered June 18, 1870, as Perryville Lodge No. 328, at Perryville (or Hogeye), about 2 1/2 miles south of here. Removed to Elgin in 1877, lodge was renamed in 1901. Its first two Masonic halls were used jointly with public schools. McDade Lodge . . . Map (db m205311) HM
55Texas, Bastrop County, Elgin — 9182 — Elgin Methodist Church
Organized in 1874 as the Elgin Methodist Episcopal Church, South, this was the first congregation started in the town of Elgin. A small frame sanctuary built here in 1882 was replaced by this Gothic revival structure. Built by local contractor J. C. . . . Map (db m119483) HM
56Texas, Bastrop County, Elgin — Elgin World War I Veterans Memorial
In Memory World War I Veterans From the Elgin AreaMap (db m205312) WM
57Texas, Bastrop County, Elgin — 9189 — First Presbyterian Church of Elgin
The town of Elgin was founded in 1872 along the route of the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. By 1881 a Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized by the Rev. A.J. Adkisson and 10 charter members. The congregation met in local churches and the . . . Map (db m205309) HM
58Texas, Bastrop County, Elgin — 13463 — Pleasant Grove Cemetery
By 1860, a log structure near this site served as a school and church. In 1871, E.E. Smith sold land to trustees of the Pleasant Grove School. The farming and ranching settlement of Pleasant Grove grew, and by 1890, the school served 51 students; . . . Map (db m205316) HM
59Texas, Bastrop County, Elgin — 9171 — Site of the Home of Col. Robert M. Coleman — (1799 -1837) —
Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence Aide-de-camp to Gen. Houston at San Jacinto Commander of a regiment of Rangers 1836-37 Here his widow Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman and son, Albert V. Coleman were killed by Indians and . . . Map (db m82688) HM
60Texas, Bastrop County, Jeddo — 9175 — John Socrates Darling
Born April 24, 1806 Came to Texas in 1835. A soldier in the Texas War for Independence before and during the Siege of Bexar 1835 and participated in the Battle of San Jacinto 1836 Died April 6, 1870 His wife Louranie Darling Born June 10, 1810 . . . Map (db m180695) HM
61Texas, Bastrop County, Jeddo — Rev. Benjamin F. Fry
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62Texas, Bastrop County, McDade — Capt. Jesse Billingsley1810-1880
Born in Tennessee, friend of David Crockett, Jesse Billingsley came to Texas in 1834. Known as a fearless Indian fighter, Billingsley was elected captain of the Mina Volunteers, Company C, of the Republic of Texas Army. At the Battle of San Jacinto, . . . Map (db m205479) HM
63Texas, Bastrop County, McDade — 9194 — John Herron
A Mina Volunteer in the Texas War for Independence A San Jacinto VeteranMap (db m205522) HM
64Texas, Bastrop County, McDade — 9209 — McDade
Laid out 1871; named for Jas. McDade, Brenham lawyer. Became a thriving town, important freight center and early-day stage stop. School-Church was built 1872; vigilantes (organized 1883) lynched three men on Christmas Eve causing a shoot-out next . . . Map (db m205518) HM
65Texas, Bastrop County, McDade — 12936 — McDade Baptist Church
This congregation was organized on July 18, 1880, under the leadership of the Rev. J. D. Wright, who also served as first pastor. Originally known as the McDade Baptist Church of Christ, the fellowship worshiped in a union church building shared . . . Map (db m187570) HM
66Texas, Bastrop County, McDade — 9222 — Rock Front Saloon, 1870
Stagecoach stand, U.S. Post Office, early business house. Scene of revenge gunfight, 1883. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965Map (db m205480) HM
67Texas, Bastrop County, McDade — 20044 — Siloah Cemetery
Named for the community it served, Siloah, meaning "Sent," takes its name from the Siloah Pool in the Bible where Jesus healed a blind man after coating his eyes with clay. In 1882, August Wolf, a member of the German Lutheran congregation at . . . Map (db m187568) HM
68Texas, Bastrop County, McDade — 7160 — Three Oaks (Goerlitz) Cemetery
The earliest marked graves on this site were those of infant Peter Goerlitz and two-year-old Emma Goerlitz. The property was primarily a family cemetery until 1893, when Peter Kellermier deeded one acre for burial purposes. The cemetery was long . . . Map (db m187572) HM
69Texas, Bastrop County, Paige — 9191 — Grassyville Cemetery
German immigrants settled the Grassyville community in the 1850s and organized a Methodist church. Many gravestones in this cemetery are lettered in German script. The two earliest burials, Auguste D. Hamff and Bertha Kunkel, are both dated 1871. . . . Map (db m187556) HM
70Texas, Bastrop County, Smithville — 9170 — Chancellor House
Prominent area land developer and merchant J. H. Chancellor (1876-1938) built this residence about 1909. The house was located in the center of Smithville's business district, near the railroad depot and several hotels. It exhibits Classical Revival . . . Map (db m160318) HM
71Texas, Bastrop County, Smithville — 9187 — First Methodist Church of Smithville
Organized in 1888 by the Rev. H. M. Haynie and eight charter members, the Methodist congregation in Smithville met in the local school until a frame sanctuary was completed in 1893. A new brick structure was built in 1912-13. Following damage in a . . . Map (db m160314) HM
72Texas, Bastrop County, Smithville — 18896 — Leshikar House
This historic house was built for B.T. Smith in 1900 by Virgil Sullivan Rabb Jr. (1870-1943), one of the premier builders in the area. The home was designed in the folk Victorian architectural style which features decorative detailing on the . . . Map (db m187525) HM
73Texas, Bastrop County, Smithville — 12765 — Rabb House
Virgil Sullivan Rabb, Jr. (1870-1943), came to Smithville in 1891 with his family when his father bought the Calcasieu Lumber Company. The Rabb family had been in this area since receiving land grants in Fayette County in 1823. Rabb ran the lumber . . . Map (db m160321) HM
74Texas, Bastrop County, Smithville — 9231 — Smithville
In 1691 missionaries on the expedition of Don Domingo Teran De Los Rios sighted a lagoon which the Indians called Nenocadda. The lagoon, known today as Shipp's Lake, is on the southern edge of present Smithville. Frederick W. Grasmeyer operated a . . . Map (db m41902) HM
75Texas, Bastrop County, Smithville — 9228 — Stephen Scallorn
Maryland native Stephen Scallorn (1787-1887) lived in Kentucky and Tennessee, where he practiced medicine and was active in the Primitive Baptist Church, before moving to Texas. He was attracted to the Republic by the favorable accounts of his . . . Map (db m160302) HM
76Texas, Bastrop County, Smithville — 16674 — West End Park
West End Park in Smithville, located 200 yards west, was one of the last Texas stops on the “Chitlin’ Circuit,” a string of performance venues in the south that served as safe and accepting spaces for African American performers. “Chitlin’ Circuit” . . . Map (db m187518) HM
77Texas, Bastrop County, Smithville — 9242 — Young School House and Cemetery
In 1872, area pioneer John P. Young (1829-1906) donated two acres of his land for a community school and cemetery. The earliest marked grave, that of W. T. Sanders, is dated 1874. Since then, the cemetery has been used primarily by area settlers and . . . Map (db m160307) HM
 
 
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Feb. 7, 2023