“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Nacogdoches County, Texas

Clickable Map of Nacogdoches County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Nacogdoches County, TX (114) Angelina County, TX (55) Cherokee County, TX (38) Rusk County, TX (5) San Augustine County, TX (31) Shelby County, TX (13)  NacogdochesCounty(114) Nacogdoches County (114)  AngelinaCounty(55) Angelina County (55)  CherokeeCounty(38) Cherokee County (38)  RuskCounty(5) Rusk County (5)  SanAugustineCounty(31) San Augustine County (31)  ShelbyCounty(13) Shelby County (13)
Nacogdoches is the county seat for Nacogdoches County
Adjacent to Nacogdoches County, Texas
      Angelina County (55)  
      Cherokee County (38)  
      Rusk County (5)  
      San Augustine County (31)  
      Shelby County (13)  
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1Texas, Nacogdoches County, Chireno — 9276 — Halfway Inn(Flournoy - Granberry House)
This two-story log dwelling was built on the El Camino Real about 1840 by Samuel Flournoy for his wife Minerva (Wadington) and their family who moved to Texas from Mississippi. They settled in the Chireno area, where they purchased 300 acres. An . . . Map (db m30833) HM
2Texas, Nacogdoches County, Douglass — 9303 — Presidio Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores
Built by Capt. Domingo Ramon, 1716. Repaired and enlarged by Marquis of San Miguel de Aguayo, 1721. Abandoned about 1730. Built by the Spanish government as a fort and headquarters for soldiers to guard the East Texas missions and the borders of the . . . Map (db m30037) HM
3Texas, Nacogdoches County, Melrose — Pioneer Texas Oil ManLyne Taliaferro Barret — (1832-1913) —
Born in Virginia. Came with parents to Texas, 1842. Married Angelina Thomas. Had 9 children. Drilled the first oil well in Texas, 1866. If efforts to drill early in 1859 had succeeded, he would have completed first oil well in the United States. . . . Map (db m53545) HM
4Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — "Running to the Fight"
In Honor of the Men From the District of Nacogdoches Who Fought for Our Texas Independence The Charles & Lois Marie Bright FoundationMap (db m211181) WM
5Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — "The Treaty"sculpted by Michael Boyett
The date was February 23, 1836, and the situation for Texas was desperate. Santa Anna with about 6,000 troops was on the march towards the Alamo with the intent of smashing the small, poorly-organized, and ill-equipped army of Texans along with . . . Map (db m29822) HM
6Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Alton W. Birdwell(1870-1954)
This plaza is dedicated to the memory of the first president of Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College. In 1917 the state created an "East Texas Normal" and selected Nacogdoches as its location. The State Board of Regents selected East Texas . . . Map (db m29970) HM
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7Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9243 — Ancient Mound
Mound Street got its name in the 18th century from mounds which lined it from Main to King Street. These were built by prehistoric Indians. Only this one remains. Pottery from a demolished mound that measured 150 by 75 feet is preserved in Old Stone . . . Map (db m21252) HM
8Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Ancient PathsCamino de los Tejas
At contact, Europeans found that Native American communities and regions were connected by trails. The major trail in Texas was known to its' colonizers as the Camino de los Tejas. This road, also known as Camino de Arriba and El Camino Real and . . . Map (db m156886) HM
9Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 18268 — Angelina
Angelina (Angelica) was a woman of the Hasinai Caddo (Tejas) nation who grew up in Monclova, Coahuila and at the Spanish Presidio San Juan Bautista south of the Rio Grande. According to European accounts, she was baptized a Catholic and learned to . . . Map (db m170844) HM
10Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Antonio Gil Y’Barbo
Born in 1729 in Los Adaes Province of Texas Died in 1809 at La Lucana, his ranch on the Attoyac Bayou Lieutenant Governor of the Pueblo Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Nacogdoches Captain of Militia - Chief Justice Judge of Contraband . . . Map (db m211118) HM
11Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Battle of NacogdochesAugust 2, 1832
Armed with nothing more than shotguns and various types of hunting weapons, the national militia of Nacogdoches, aided by militias from Ayres, Teneha, Sabine, Bevil, Settlement, and San Augustine, fired the opening guns of the Texas Revolution . . . Map (db m29460) HM
12Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9252 — Battle of Nacogdoches(August 2, 1832)
One of the opening actions of the Texas War for Independence, this battle occurred soon after settlers drove out the Mexican garrisons at Anahuac and Velasco. In 1832 Col. Jose de las Piedras, in command of over 300 soldiers here, ordered the . . . Map (db m175896) HM
13Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 18270 — Captain Domingo Ramon
Captain Domingo Ramon (d. 1723) was the son of Captain Diego Ramon (d. 1724), the commandant of the Presidio San Juan Bautista (Presidio del Rio Grande). In 1715, the Spanish authorities appointed Domingo Ramon to establish a presidio and four . . . Map (db m170839) HM
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14Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9244 — Captain Hayden Arnold
Commanded the Nacogdoches Company at the Battle of San Jacinto Born in Tennessee, 1805 Died in 1839Map (db m171246) HM
15Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9398 — Charles Standfield Taylor
Land commissioner of East Texas, 1833. A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836. Chief Justice of Nacogdoches County, 1837. District Attorney, 1839. Rio Grande land commissioner, 1854. Born in London, England . . . Map (db m27210) HM
16Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9262 — Chas. Hoya Land Office
Built in 1897, by Charles Hoya (1848-1926), son of Prussian immigrant Joseph T. Van Der Hoya, and long-time Nacgodoches County surveyor. Designed by Houston architect Frank E. Rue in Victorian style with the Gothic revival details, this was the . . . Map (db m27708) HM
17Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Church Street
Church Street is one of the first named streets in Nacogdoches. Although the original land grant from the Mexican Government in this are to Jose Ygnacio Y'Barbo forbade the sale of the land to a church or religious organization, after Texas . . . Map (db m211125) HM
18Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Diedrich Anton Wilhelm Rulfs
Nacogdoches owes much of its visible past to the work of master architect Diedrich Anton Wilhelm Rulfs. By 1897 according to the local newspaper editor, Rulfs had transformed the business district of Nacogdoches from a collection of pioneer-like . . . Map (db m210994) HM
19Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Diedrich Anton Wilhelm Rulfs
Nacogdoches owes much of its visible past to the work of master architect Diedrich Anton Wilhelm Rulfs. By 1897 according to the local newspaper editor, Rulfs had transformed the business district of Nacogdoches from a collection of pioneer-like . . . Map (db m211124) HM
20Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 14540 — Diedrich Anton Wilhelm Rulfs
Master architect Diedrich Rulfs was born in 1848 in Stollham in the German Province of Oldenburg to Helene (Stindt) and Gerhard Rulfs; his father was a carpenter. After Diedrich married Johanne Emilie Böschen in 1873, he became an apprentice in the . . . Map (db m171024) HM
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21Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9279 — Dr. Robert Anderson Irion
Dr. Robert Anderson Irion Born in Paris Tenn., July 7, 1806 Died at Nacogdoches Tex., Mar. 2, 1861 Married Anna Raquet Mar. 20, 1840 Born in Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 25, 1819 Died at Overton Tex. Nov. 7, 1883 Senator in the First Congress . . . Map (db m170930) HM
22Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9270 — Durst-Taylor House
The family of Andres de Acosta, who settled in Nacogdoches in 1779, owned this property as early as 1809. Acosta sold the property, which included a house to Joseph Durst (1789-1843) in 1827. Durst, who was alcalde of Nacogdoches when he bought the . . . Map (db m30421) HM
23Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — El Camino Real — Kings Highway1691
Trail used by Indians, French Traders, Spanish, Settlers, and more than 50,000 Anglo-Americans who settled in Texas prior to statehood.Map (db m211844) HM
24Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9277 — Elias E. Hamilton
Participated in storming of Bexar, 1835 Battle of San Jacinto, 1836 Born in Clarksville, Georgia in 1816 Died in Douglass, Texas, September 30, 1840Map (db m171247) HM
25Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Eugenia Sterne ParkA Deed of Affection from Sam Houston
March 2―Texas Independence Day in 1836―was the birthday of Sam Houston in 1783 and of Eva Helena Eugenia Sterne in 1829. On October 25, 1841, Republic of Texas President Sam Houston presented the land of this present-day Eugenia Sterne . . . Map (db m29841) HM
26Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 14545 — Fairview Church Cemetery
According to tradition, a small group of Nacogdoches-Area Methodists came together before 1860 to organize a church, which they named Pine Grove. In the late 1870s, congregation members moved their small log building to a site in front of this . . . Map (db m210983) HM
27Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — First National Bank - 1890
In the 1880s Nacogdoches was beginning to replace its wooden commercial structures with brick buildings. The wooden mercantile structure which was standing on this lot belonged to Asa Moore and as late as 1887-88 had served as the temporary home of . . . Map (db m211028) HM
28Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9273 — First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches
At least one Methodist sermon was preached in Nacogdoches before 1821, according to tradition. After religious freedom was established by the Republic of Texas, Missionary Littleton Fowler (1803-1846) preached here on Oct. 16,1837, and soon founded . . . Map (db m27691) HM
29Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Forgotten Theater
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30Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 18269 — Franciscan Friars in East Texas
Missionaries of the Franciscan order played an integral role in the administration of Spanish activities throughout Tejas (East Texas). In 1690, Father Damian Massanet (Mazanet) and Captain Alonso de Leon led an entrada to Tejas, and erected the . . . Map (db m170850) HM
31Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Gladys Hampton Building
This is the site of the first house in Texas owned by Sam Houston. The building was built in 1891 according to tax records. It was used as a hotel with furnished rooms beginning in 1910. It was officially shown as the Liberty Hotel with 75 rooms for . . . Map (db m28256) HM
32Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 18266 — Governor Marquis de San Miguel de Aguayo
In 1719, Jose de Azlor y Virto de Vera, the Marquis de San Miguel de Aguayo (d. 1734), replaced Martin de Alarcon as Governor of Texas. His appointment coincided with war between Spain and France which prompted Aguayo to send an expedition to East . . . Map (db m170843) HM
33Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 18267 — Governor Martin de Alarcon in East Texas
Don Martin de Alarcon rose to the position of Governor of Texas in 1716. As governor he aimed to establish a secure presidio along the San Antonio River for the movement of goods to frontier missions and settlements. Despite the imperative nature of . . . Map (db m170842) HM
34Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9271 — Haden Edwards
Empresario Leader of the Fredonian Rebellion, 1826-27 Sent to the United States to raise funds for the Texas Revolution, 1836 A leader in the development of a nation. Born in Virginia August 12, 1771 Died August 14, 1849 . . . Map (db m27412) HM
35Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 14026 — Harmony Cemetery
James Norvel Pitts, a native of Perry County, Mississippi, arrived in Texas in the 1870s. In 1877, his wife Laney (Odom), their son James, and families of five Pitts brothers and other friends from Mississippi traveled by wagon to join him in this . . . Map (db m210889) HM
36Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9356 — Home of Adolphus Sterne
A pioneer citizen of Nacogdoches. Born in Cologne, Germany, April 5, 1801. Alcalde at Nacogdoches under the Mexican Government, member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas. Died March 27, 1859. Buried in Nacogdoches. Here General Sam Houston . . . Map (db m29575) HM
37Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 15275 — Home of Peter Ellis Bean1783-1846
A Member of Nolan's Expedition in 1800 • Captured and Imprisoned in Mexico • Soldier in the Mexican Struggle for Independence • Commandant at Fort Teran, 1831; at Nacogdoches, 1832-1835 • Erected in 1829 in the Vicinity of A Sawmill Owned by . . . Map (db m210981) HM
38Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9347 — Homesite of John S. Roberts(1796-1871)
A native of Virginia, came to Texas in 1826. An active participant in the struggle for Texas Independence. One of the leaders in Battle of Nacogdoches. Delegate to Consultation, November 3, 1835. Commanded the Nacogdoches Company in storming of . . . Map (db m29705) HM
39Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 22548 — Immaculate Conception Cemetery
In November 1885, eight years after the dedication of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rev. Bishop N.A. Gallagher received five acres of land for a new church and cemetery in the Moral community. The church was built and Sister Josephine . . . Map (db m210873) HM
40Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — In Memory and Honor SPC Travis Wayne BufordMarch 18, 1983 - February 22, 2007
PFC Buford died February 22, 2007 of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Ramadi, Al Anbar Province Iraq, on February 22, 2007. He and his team were responding to an assistance . . . Map (db m211281) WM
41Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9284 — In Memory of Thomas F. McKinney(1801-1873)
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42Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 12099 — Ingraham Building
New York native George Francis Ingraham (1842-1920) settled in Nacogdoches in 1860. He married Martha Thompson Cooper in 1866 and became an attorney in 1873. Ingraham served as county judge, county treasurer, and state representative. He built this . . . Map (db m29660) HM
43Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9346 — John S. Roberts
Sheriff in Natchitoches Louisiana in 1826. One of the leaders in Battle of Nacogdoches. Member of Consultation 1835. Commanded the Nacogdoches company in storming of Bexar, 1835. Signer of Texas Declaration of Independence. Born . . . Map (db m27222) HM
44Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Johnson Furniture
In 1883 A. Wettermark of Henderson, Texas, purchased an existing wooden structure from Bennett Blake, Sr. for the sum of $1000 and opened a branch of his banking firm here on the corner of Main and North Street. This was the first official bank . . . Map (db m210986) HM
45Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9269 — Kelsey Harris Douglass
Member of the Second Congress of the Republic Commander of the Texas forces in the decisive battle with the Cherokee Indians July 16, 1839 Charter member of Grand Masonic Lodge of Texas Died Oct. 4, 1840 His daughter Anne . . . Map (db m171249) HM
46Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9281 — La Calle Real del Norte
An 18th-century trail connecting the Indian villages of the Nacogdoche and Nasoni Indians. Traveled by Spanish missionaries, soldiers and settlers, French traders and American filibusters before Anglo-American colonists came to make Texas their home.Map (db m29143) HM
47Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Lest We Forget
The following men gave their lives in the line of duty in the Republic of Vietnam Armstrong, William Preston - Sgt - Army - 02 Aug, 1968 Austin, Oscar Palmer - PFC - Marines- 23 Feb, 1969 Caver, John Wayne - Sgt - Army - 31 Oct, 1967 . . . Map (db m211284) WM
48Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 14133 — Milam Lodge #2, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Texas
The Masonic Lodge in Nacogodoches is the oldest in the state still operating in its original location. Before the organization of a Grand Lodge in Texas, Louisiana Masons granted dispensation for individual lodges here. Three lodges, Holland (No.36) . . . Map (db m29700) HM
49Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Military Order of the Purple Heart
In Memory of All Purple Heart Recipients Killed or Wounded in Combat Built by George B. Partin and Sons, Monuments in Memory of Gerald B. PartinMap (db m210911) WM
50Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Morgan Malcolm "Mack" Stripling1913 - 2006 — "Mr. Nacogdoches" —
City Attorney, Mayor, Banker, Regent Teacher, Businessman, Civil Servant During the late 1940's and continuing through the 1980s, Mack Stripling was one of the premier progressive promoters and boosters of the dynamic growth of our . . . Map (db m211116) HM
51Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9298 — Nacogdoches County
Home of the Nacogdoches Indians in the 17th century. Spanish settlements, 1716. Alternately settled and abandoned in 18th century due to French encroachments. Scene of the Fredonian Rebellion in 1827. Organized a municipality, 1832 under the . . . Map (db m28737) HM
52Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Nacogdoches County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to Those Who Served Their Country in Its Time of Need Texas Ind. 1835-1836 Mexican War 1846-1848 Civil War 1861-1865 Spanish Amer. 1898-1902 WW I 1917-1918 WW II 1941-1945 Korea . . . Map (db m210913) WM
53Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 12101 — Nacogdoches Federal Building / Post Office
Designed by U.S. Treasury Department architect James A. Wetmore, this building was erected in 1917-1918 and housed the main city post office until 1964. Sold to the city in 1973, it was the public library until 1997, when it became a tourist . . . Map (db m29390) HM
54Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9300 — Nacogdoches University
A pioneer co-educational institution incorporated by an independent board February 3, 1845. Granted four leagues of land for its support. Opened September, 1845. Eventually absorbed by the public school system. Marcus A. Montrose, an . . . Map (db m170915) HM
55Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 22582 — Nacogdoches Veterans of the War of 1812
After the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain, many veterans came to Nacogdoches to make their homes. As tensions rose from greater Mexican restrictions, Nacogdoches became a focal point for filibustering against Mexican rule. On . . . Map (db m211290) HM
56Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 12102 — Oak Grove Cemetery
Originally called "American Cemetery," Oak Grove Cemetery is located on the 1826 land grant of Empresario Haden Edwards. The leader of the 1826 Fredonian Rebellion, Edwards is interred here. The earliest marked burial on this site is that of . . . Map (db m117574) HM
57Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Old Nacogdoches Opera House
On 1889 John Schmidt purchase this lot. Before that time, the Mitchell Hotel (c. 1831), an early Nacogdoches stagecoach inn, stood on the site. Schmidt wanted a place for theatrical companies to stop over as they traveled between engagement in . . . Map (db m211123) HM
58Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 15163 — Old Nacogdoches University
Chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1845 to fulfill settlers' ideals for higher education. Financed by public subscriptions. Housed first in military quarters, erected this modified Grecian structure 1858. Occupied by troops in Civil War, it was . . . Map (db m170911) HM
59Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9299 — Old Nacogdoches University Building
The Republic of Texas chartered Nacogdoches University in 1845 to fulfill East Texas settlers’ ideals for higher education. The University occupied various downtown buildings before this building was completed in time for classes in fall 1859. Local . . . Map (db m170912) HM
60Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 12103 — Old North Church Cemetery
According to legend, the first burial in this cemetery was that of a young girl whose family, traveling through the area when she died, buried her here before continuing their westward journey. Oral tradition also suggests that William Whitaker was . . . Map (db m29774) HM
61Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9355 — Old Spanish Cemetery(1800-1825)
This courthouse stands on ground used as a cemetery after Nacgodoches was rebuilt by settlers ordered out of the area when Spain gave up East Texas outposts in 1773. Antonio Gil Y'Barbo (1729 - 1809) led the displaced persons who returned in . . . Map (db m202001) HM
62Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9393 — Old Stone Fort
Stones recovered from a razed 18th century structure form the walls of this historic replica building. The stone house stood originally near the intersection of El Camino Real and La Calle del Norte (present Main at Fredonia), and was built by Don . . . Map (db m156884) HM
63Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Old Wettermark Bank Building
Photographs in the 1880's show a wooden mercantile establishment with a gabled front facing east on this property. There was an open area to the south lying between this building and the mercantile establishment of Mayer & Schmidt. The . . . Map (db m211023) HM
64Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9394 — On This Site Stood for a Century an Old Stone House
On this site stood for a century an Old Stone House thought to have been built in 1779 by Antonio Gil YBarbo. Sold by him as community property in 1805. Headquarters in 1806 for William Barr and Samuel Davenport, Indian traders. . . . Map (db m171202) HM
65Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9345 — On this site stood the old "Red House"
Headquarters of Colonel Jose de las Piedras, commander of the Mexican garrison in Nacogdoches, 1827-1839. The property, after the Texas Revolution, of General Thomas J. Rusk. Served as classrooms for the University of Nacogdoches, 1845-1852.Map (db m29325) HM
66Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 16002 — Original Location of Sacred Heart Catholic Church
The Catholic Church's history has been intertwined with that of Nacogdoches since the first Spanish missions were constructed in the area during the early eighteenth century. Disruptions in the church's activities occurred 1719-1721 during French . . . Map (db m170917) HM
67Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Pillar StreetEl Calle de Nuestra Señora del Pilar
Mary the Mother of Jesus miraculously appeared to the Apostle James in 40 A.D. in Zaragoza, Spain. She gave James a small statue of herself standing on a pillar of jasper. The statue on the pillar became the center of Zaragoza's Shrine of Nuestra . . . Map (db m211287) HM
68Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Plaza Place
The property in this block on the west side of the Public Square was owned by a distinguished list of families. The names, Who's Who in the early history of the town, include Piedras, Sterne, Rusk, Roberts, Taylor, Blake, Hayter, Hoya, Orton, Mast, . . . Map (db m211026) HM
69Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Prisoners of War/Missing in Action
The Following Men From the Nacogdoches Area Are Listed as Prisoners of War/Missing in Action as of September 21, 2018 Korea Mooney, Custer F. - Army - Sgt Med Co 7 Regt 31D - MIA 12/04/50 - Nacogdoches Sewell, Nathul - Army - Sgt K . . . Map (db m211285) WM
70Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Private First Class Oscar P. AustinUnited States Marine Corps
The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor posthumously to Private First Class Oscar P. Austin United States Marine Corps for service as set forth in the following . . . Map (db m211277) WM
71Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Robert Wynne "Bob" MurpheyNacogdoches Native — July 31, 1921 - November 25, 2004 —
For the citizens of Nacogdoches, Bob Murphey was a loved and local institution. He was our resident Master of Ceremonies. Bob took Nacogdoches with him as he spread his homespun humor and good will to the rest of the world. Bob was a part of . . . Map (db m211039) HM
72Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 15904 — Sam Houston's First Home in Texas
Sam Houston made his first home in Texas in the historic town of Nacogdoches. A former Tennessee governor and U.S. congressman, Houston left Washington, D.C. for Texas in December of 1832. The presence of Tennesseeans and fellow masons Adolphus . . . Map (db m171207) HM
73Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9350 — Shay Locomotive No. 2005
Vertical-piston drive and direct-gear design was patented, 1880, by Ephraim Shay. This 36-ton engine was built by Lima Locomotive and Machine Co., 1907, for Behring Co. of Texas, and soon purchased by W.T. Carter & Bro. Lumber Co. Carter used it . . . Map (db m211291) HM
74Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Sister Josephine
Renée Ernestine Françoise Potard was born on February 25, 1822, in Barthelemy, France. She entered the convent of the Sisters of the Holy Cross in LeMans, France in 1846. After making her vows, she volunteered to come to America to pursue . . . Map (db m210887) HM
75Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9351 — Site of "Old Soledad"
Famous throughout East Texas prior to 1800 as the headquarters of William Barr and Samuel Davenport, Indian traders.Map (db m171204) HM
76Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9253 — Site of Bivouac and Banquet for The New Orleans' Greys
Led by Adolphus Sterne, citizens of Nacogdoches helped outfit a volunteer force, the New Orleans' Greys, to fight in the Texas War for Independence. One company of Greys traveled overland to San Antonio by way of Nacogdoches in Nov. 1835. The 50-100 . . . Map (db m29576) HM
77Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9278 — Site of First Home in Texas Owned by General Sam Houston
Erected in 1836 by John Forbes Commissary General of the Army at San Jacinto. Purchased by General Houston April 10, 1839.Map (db m171206) HM
78Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9301 — Site of Old North Church
First known as Union Church as several denominations joined here to worship as early as 1836. Organized in 1838. A small log church was completed that year on ten acres donated by Dr. John M. Sparks. The present structure dates from 1859. In its . . . Map (db m29792) HM
79Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9248 — Site of the Home of Antonio Gil y Barbo1729--1809
Founder of modern Nacogdoches in 1779. This Spanish frontiersman matched wits with Spanish governors in the interest of the early settlers of this region. A leader of the people, he brought the exiles back.Map (db m171203) HM
80Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9399 — Site of the home of Charles S. Taylor(1808 - 1865)
Citizen of Nacogdoches, 1830-1865. A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Land commissioner and Chief Justice of Nacogdoches County. Born in London, England, in 1808. Died here November 1, 1865.Map (db m27180) HM
81Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9268 — Site of the home of James Dill
Born in Pennsylvania in 1770. Pioneer Indian trader. Recognized by the King of Spain as a public - spirited citizen. First Alcalde of Nacgodoches under the Mexican government in 1821.Map (db m27387) HM
82Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9302 — Site of the Home of Juan Antonio Padilla
A native of Nacogdoches. Land Commissioner, 1829. Vice-Governor of the State of Coahuila and Texas. Active in the Texas Revolution. Died in Houston in July, 1859. His wife, Maria Montes del Padilla, Died here, August 14, 1846.Map (db m29295) HM
83Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9348 — Site of the Home of Thomas J. Rusk1803 - 1857
Soldier - Statesman of the Republic of Texas - A hero of San Jacinto - Commander-In-Chief of the army 1836 - Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1839 - President of the Constitutional Convention, 1845 - United States Senator, 1846 - He called . . . Map (db m27122) HM
84Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9286 — Site of the Mission Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
A Spanish outpost founded in 1716 by the pioneer Franciscan Antonio Margil de Jesús as a means of civilizing the Nacogdoche Indians. Abandoned temporarily due to the French incursions from Louisiana in 1719. Restored by the Marquis of Aguayo in . . . Map (db m29275) HM
85Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial
Residents of Nacogdoches County will never forget the events surrounding the morning of February 1, 2003. Awakening to loud rumbles, many immediately recognized the sound to be much more than the usual sonic boom. Unlike the condensation streaks . . . Map (db m210969) HM
86Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 12107 — Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College During World War II
Immediately following the United States' entry into World War II after the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College (SFA) President Alton Birdwell called together an assembly of students and staff to . . . Map (db m44666) HM
87Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 14842 — Stone Fort Museum
Opening in 1936, the Stone Fort Museum has interpreted the history of East Texas and of the Old Stone Fort while also elevating the local historic preservation ethic. The Old Stone Fort, built in the late 18th century, was an integral part in a . . . Map (db m156880) HM
88Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Storytellers
"We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories." Jonathan Gottschall Since our beginning, mankind has been telling stories. Long before the written . . . Map (db m210962) HM
89Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Syrup Kittle
Our "kittle" has seen many different uses since it was brought to Texas in 1850 by Dr. R.O. Brown. Because of the size of the kittle - 1,820 pounds and measuring 7½ feet in diameter - Brown had to hire several yoke of oxen to haul the kittle to his . . . Map (db m210892) HM
90Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — Texas Revolutionary War Soldier
In honor of the men who served from the District of Nacogdoches during the period of October 1, 1835 to April 21, 1836. Siege of Bexar George Allen • Francis J. Anthony • William C.M. Baker • John Balch • James H. Bowman • John J. . . . Map (db m211173) WM
91Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 9400 — Texas Stagecoaches, C.S.A.
At this site on the historic King's Highway, used since 1691, passengers boarded stagecoaches during the Civil War, 1861-65. Besides this stand, the town had 2 others, to serve 3 stage lines operating here. Wm. Clark had the line to Mt. Pleasant, . . . Map (db m21431) HM
92Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 17345 — The Daily Sentinel
The first newspapers in Texas, beginning in 1813, all had direct links to Nacogdoches. The leading family in the newspaper business was that of Col. R.D. Orton and his nephews, Robert W. (R.W.) and Giles Haltom. In 1899, following years of weekly . . . Map (db m170918) HM
93Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — The Colonel and Mrs. Robert Parker Andrews Memorial Park and Archeological Landmark
Three hundred former residents of Presidio Los Adaes under the leadership of Antonio Gil Y'Barbo moved near the abandoned Mission Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches in 1779. Soon the growing Pueblo of Nacogdoches, "the gateway to Texas", . . . Map (db m211024) HM
94Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — The Fredonia Hotel
Hotel Fredonia opened its doors to Nacogdoches for the first time on April 1, 1955. The brain child of Jack McKinney, the Fredonia, was a hotel built and paid for by the citizens of Nacogdoches for the "convenience of guests and travelers to the . . . Map (db m210977) HM
95Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — The Fredonia RebellionDecember 16, 1826 to January 28, 1827
For a brief while, the flag that flew over Nacogdoches Plaza Principal was the red-and-white banner of Haden Edwards' forty-four-day Fredonia Rebellion. Edwards had obtained a grant from Mexico to settle 800 families in East Texas in the . . . Map (db m30081) HM
96Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — The George F. Ingraham Building
This building was erected by prominent citizens and lawyer George Francis Ingraham, who was born in New York City in 1842 and was Texas raised in Alazan and Nacogdoches. Ingraham served as a Confederate soldier, Nacogdoches County Treasurer and . . . Map (db m211037) HM
97Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — The Hoya Buildings
The Hoya family purchased the southwest corner of the Public Square in the 1830s when the lots were sold to pay the debts of the former Mexican commandant. In 1900 Charles Hoya commissioned architect D. Rulfs to replace the one-story building on the . . . Map (db m211030) HM
98Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — The M.G. Hazel Building
The northeast corner of Main and Church Street was part of the land conveyed by the Spanish Government to Ygnacio Y'Barbo on April 16, 1810. The corner later belonged to the Durst, Roberts, Johnson, and Thorn families. While the first buildings of . . . Map (db m211126) HM
99Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — The Mayer & Schmidt Building
Originally owned as part of the Old Stone Fort property by the Y'Barbo and Roberts families, the northeast corner lot at Main and Fredonia had become important retail property as early as 1845. In the 1860s the owners added warehouses to the rear of . . . Map (db m210958) HM
100Texas, Nacogdoches County, Nacogdoches — 14312 — The Nine Flags of Nacogdoches
Throughout the storied history of Nacogdoches, nine different flags have flown over the region. The six flags of Texas are well known, but three others have also been raised. The traditional six flags include those for Spain (1519 – 1685; 1690 – . . . Map (db m170916) HM

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