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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Somervell County, Texas
Adjacent to Somervell County, Texas
▶ Bosque County (11) ▶ Erath County (28) ▶ Hood County (25) ▶ Johnson County (7)
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| Built by T. B. Campbell, M.D., and wife Julia in 1894-95. Native limestone walls are 18" thick; pillars and window sills hand-hewn.
Has housed general store, other businesses, telephone exchange, post office. Upper floor used for meetings. . . . — — Map (db m138122) HM|
| Formed 100,000,000 years ago, tracks of 3 kinds of dinosaurs are preserved in the limestone below Paluxy River. Types include Acrocanthosaurus (a meat-eater), Camptosaurus (plant-eater who left 3-toed bird-like tracks), and Pleurocoelus (a . . . — — Map (db m137798) HM|
| Hand hewn-native stone structure, built 1896 by A. P. Humphreys, as saloon. Lodge hall upstairs hosted dances, socials, stage shows.
First National moved in, 1902, with such customers as Col. Charles Goodnight, trail-blazing cattleman. . . . — — Map (db m137838) HM|
|Named for Alexander Somervell (1796-1854), native of Maryland, veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto, Secretary of War under Texas President David G. Burnet; commanded the 1842 Somervell Expedition seeking to end Mexican invasions of Texas Republic. . . . — — Map (db m137836) HM|
|Built 1893. Late Victorian style. Native limestone construction.
County was organized in 1875 and named for General Alexander Somervell (1796-1854), Texas soldier, colonist, and statesman.
Court was first held in an old . . . — — Map (db m138075) HM|
In memory of veterans of
all wars from
World . . . — — Map (db m139289) HM WM|
| Civil War frontier victory, near this site. About 25 raiding Indians jumped a fox hunter, Rigman Bryant, killed him, shot his dog, stole his horse. That afternoon the Indians and stolen horses were seen by a minister, Silas Scarborough, W.C. . . . — — Map (db m138121) HM|