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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Johnson County, Texas
Adjacent to Johnson County, Texas
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| Dr. John Duke (1827-1884), his wife Martha (1836-1888), and their family moved to Johnson County in 1854. they established a farm in the area later called the Willow Springs community. When their ten-year-old daughter Zilla died in 1870, they . . . — — Map (db m146721) HM|
|Traces its beginning to 1854 when first house, a log cabin, was built here near a good spring.
County seat was bodily moved by wagon to this place (then called Camp Henderson) in 1867, and renamed to honor Patrick Cleburne, a Confederate . . . — — Map (db m73239) HM|
|County named for Texas Confederate
Colonel Middleton T. Johnson
South Carolinian; Legislator Alabama came to Texas 1840. Member Republic of Texas Congress. Cavalryman in U.S. War with Mexico. Texas Ranger surveyor of early . . . — — Map (db m54826) HM|
|City named for Confederate
General Patrick R. Cleburne
Born near Cork, Ireland came to U.S. 1849. Drug clerk in Ohio, became lawyer in Arkansas. Recruited 1st Arkansas Regt. for Confederacy. Elected colonel. Promoted brigadier . . . — — Map (db m54825) HM|
|Organized in 1854, Johnson County located its seat of government to Wardville and in Buchanan before moving in 1867 to Camp Henderson, which later became Cleburne. The Buchanan courthouse was moved to the new county seat and used until 1869, when . . . — — Map (db m73143) HM|
|Originally known as Bethany Baptist Church, this congregation was organized in the spring of 1878 at the home of J.P. Vickers, about four miles from what is now the town of Godley. In 1880, during the pastorate of the Rev. S.E. Brook, the new church . . . — — Map (db m84828) HM|
| John Whitmire, the son-in-law of early settler F. L. Kirtley, is credited with naming this town in 1854 by saying, "what a grand view!” Kirtley donated 2.5 acres for a baptist church and cemetery in 1856. Intending to lay out a town plat, . . . — — Map (db m146806) HM|