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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Trinity County, Texas
Adjacent to Trinity County, Texas
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|Named for a grove of black jack oak trees, Groveton resulted from the establishment of the Trinity County Lumber Company sawmill in 1882. After the Trinity and Sabine Railroad Company built a sixty-five mile branch line through area forests, the . . . — — Map (db m53396) HM|
|The Trinity County and Sabine Pass Land and Railway Company laid out the new town of Groveton in 1881, when the I&GN Railroad came through the area. The following year, Trinity County voters chose it as their seat of government. The company . . . — — Map (db m53644) HM|
|Trinity County was formally organized by an act of the Texas legislature on February 11, 1850. Soon after, county residents chose between two sites for the establishment of a county seat, which was named Sumpter (5 mi. E). Government offices were . . . — — Map (db m120967) HM|
Named in honor of its
founder and principal
D. W. Steele
of New Hampshire Academy
Attended by students from
many counties — — Map (db m128925) HM|
|An important shipping point
established in the late fifties
Named in commemoration of
a naval station of Russia
Declined in importance after railroads
reached this region — — Map (db m128923) HM|
|Trinity's first schoolhouse was a one-room log structure built in 1872 near Cedar Grove Cemetery. A two-story frame schoolhouse that stood on this site from 1897 to 1911 was moved several blocks northwest to serve African American students. Under . . . — — Map (db m52983) HM|