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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bell County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Bell 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 Bell County, TX (163) Burnet County, TX (80) Coryell County, TX (29) Falls County, TX (27) Lampasas County, TX (61) McLennan County, TX (157) Milam County, TX (56) Williamson County, TX (235)  BellCounty(163) Bell County (163)  BurnetCounty(80) Burnet County (80)  CoryellCounty(29) Coryell County (29)  FallsCounty(27) Falls County (27)  LampasasCounty(61) Lampasas County (61)  McLennanCounty(157) McLennan County (157)  MilamCounty(56) Milam County (56)  WilliamsonCounty(235) Williamson County (235)
Belton is the county seat for Bell County
Adjacent to Bell County, Texas
      Burnet County (80)  
      Coryell County (29)  
      Falls County (27)  
      Lampasas County (61)  
      McLennan County (157)  
      Milam County (56)  
      Williamson County (235)  
 
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1Texas, Bell County, Bartlett — 313 — Bartlett Electric Cooperative
On State Highway 95 at Linderman Road, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 95.
Although the town of Bartlett had regular electric service by 1905, farmers in the surrounding rural area were not supplied with electricity until thirty years later. On May 11, 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an executive order . . . Map (db m28816) HM
2Texas, Bell County, Bartlett — 314 — Bartlett Grammar School
Near Bell Street.
By the early 1900s Bartlett had become the railroad center of a prosperous cotton growing region. In 1903 the Bartlett Independent School district was created. By 1906-07 the 5-room schoolhouse here proved inadequate to house the district's . . . Map (db m29035) HM
3Texas, Bell County, Bartlett — 315 — City of Bartlett
On W. Clark St., on the right when traveling west.
Settlers began moving to this area in the 1830s, when Texas was a Republic, but the town of Bartlett was not established until the 1870s. The founders were J. Edward Pietzsch and Capt. John T. Bartlett, for whom the community was named. In 1882 the . . . Map (db m29040) HM
4Texas, Bell County, Bartlett — 12393 — Donahoe Community
On Donahoe Road at Post Oak Road, on the right when traveling north on Donahoe Road.
Colonists settled in the late 1840s along the fertile Donahoe Creek. Samuel Gibbs Leatherman (1799-1888) arrived in 1854 and opened the first mercantile store. He gave land for the cemetery and brought in the first doctor. In 1880 Leatherman donated . . . Map (db m29073) HM
5Texas, Bell County, Bartlett — 1613 — First Baptist Church of Bartlett
On W. Bell St., on the right when traveling west.
Originally known as Pecan Grove Baptist Church, this fellowship was organized in 1873 by the Rev. M.V. Smith, the Rev. H.I. Kimball, and the Rev. G.W. Baines, great-grandfather of United States President Lyndon Baines Johnson. In 1884 the church was . . . Map (db m29036) HM
6Texas, Bell County, Bartlett — 12974 — Site of Booker T. Washington School
On Cryer Dr., on the right when traveling east.
With overcrowded buildings at the African American school in southwestern Bartlett, the Bartlett trustees bought four buildings from Camp Swift in Bastrop to enlarge the facilities. A bond issue passed in 1948, and plans began for a U-shaped . . . Map (db m29037) HM
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7Texas, Bell County, Bartlett — 2177 — Site of German-English School(50 Yards West)
Near State Highway 95.
Established by German immigrants in 1880, the German-English School was an early school in the Bartlett area. First called Indian Creek School, the name was changed due to popular usage and the nature of instruction, which was in English during the . . . Map (db m29039) HM
8Texas, Bell County, Bartlett — 5038 — St. John Lutheran Church
Near State Highway 95.
The first Lutheran worship services in this area were held at the home of early German settler J.E. Pietzsch, who had moved from Austin County. In 1880 a small school and church building was erected on land donated by John Bartlett, for whom the . . . Map (db m29038) HM
9Texas, Bell County, Bartlett — 5126 — Stockton Family Cemetery
On Stockton Rd, on the right when traveling north.
The Stockton Family Cemetery is located on land originally granted in 1859 by Texas governor Hardin R. Runnels to Moses Allen, a veteran of the Siege of Bexar. Douglas Hayden Stockton and his wife Mary Elizabeth (White) brought their family to Bell . . . Map (db m28455) HM
10Texas, Bell County, Bartlett — 5891 — Woman's Wednesday Club
On W. Clark St., on the right when traveling west.
What began in 1902 as an idea to organize a women's club with a focus on literature and history became a reality in April 1903, with the formation of a Woman's Study Club. Chartered with nineteen members under the leadership of Mrs. Vena (Holzgraf) . . . Map (db m29041) HM
11Texas, Bell County, Belton — 45 — A Memorial to Civil War Education in Texas
On Vann Circle west of College Street, on the left when traveling east.
Baylor University (including the "Female Department" later to become Mary Hardin-Baylor) had operated at Independence for 15 years before 1861. In the Civil War it suffered the setbacks of Texas education in general. This was despite leadership of . . . Map (db m152004) HM
12Texas, Bell County, Belton — 357 — Bell County
Near I-35 Frontage Rd.
Settlement began on Lampasas River, 1847. Created Jan. 22, organized Aug. 1, 1850. Named for Peter Hansbrough Bell (1812-1898), native of Virginia; veteran of Battle of San Jacinto; served in Somervell expedition to stop Mexico's Raids into Texas; . . . Map (db m218643) HM
13Texas, Bell County, Belton — Bell County Confederate Memorial
On South Main Street (State Highway 317) at East Central Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
To our Confederate heroes Erected by Bell County Chapter No. 101, United Daughters of the Confederacy October 1916Map (db m195088) WM
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14Texas, Bell County, Belton — 12460 — Bell County Courthouse
On Central Avenue near Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
Using arched passageways, round-arch and pedimented windows, a clock tower with columned gallery, and a rusticated limestone finish, Jasper N. Preston & Son of Austin designed the 1885 Bell County Courthouse in the Renaissance Revival style. Ben D. . . . Map (db m149423) HM
15Texas, Bell County, Belton — 358 — Bell County Courthouses
On South Main Street (State Highway 317) at Water Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
Three Bell County courthouses have stood on this site — part of the 120 acres given by Matilda F. Connell Allen for the location of the county seat. Prior to erection of a courthouse, early official business of the county (created and . . . Map (db m201984) HM
16Texas, Bell County, Belton — 17122 — Belton Farmers Co-op Gin
The Belton Farmers Co-op Gin, built in 1927 along Nolan Creek, is a rare example of a surviving brick cotton gin in Central Texas. It was built by an association of local cotton farmers to replace an earlier gin that had burned down on the site in . . . Map (db m149427) HM
17Texas, Bell County, Belton — 16244 — Belton Woman's Commonwealth
On North Pearl Street north of East 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
In 1867, Martha White McWhirter experienced a religious vision during which she felt she had been sanctified by God. She began to share her experience with other Belton women, and soon formed a small community of women who, desiring to leave their . . . Map (db m150602) HM
18Texas, Bell County, Belton — Captain Henry T. Waskow
On East Central Avenue at North Blair Street, on the right when traveling west on East Central Avenue.
Captain Henry T. Waskow (1918-1943) of Belton was a company commander in the 36th Division. He joined the Texas National Guard, Company I, 143rd Infantry, 36th Division in 1935 and was called into active service in 1940. Beloved by his men, Waskow . . . Map (db m212167) HM
19Texas, Bell County, Belton — 928 — Cochran, Blair and Potts Department Store
On South Penelope Street at East Central Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Penelope Street.
Henry Mansfield Cook opened his first store in Centerville, Texas, in 1869, and in 1874 established the firm of H.M. Cook & Company with his son-in-law, Thomas W. Cochran. The firm moved to Buffalo, Texas, in 1876. Their mercantile business stocked . . . Map (db m150613) HM
20Texas, Bell County, Belton — Confederate Bell County
On South Penelope Street north of Avenue F, on the right when traveling north.
The Confederate tradition in Bell County goes back to the War between the States itself. The citizens of Bell County were very pro-Southern in their opinions. Voters in Bell County overwhelming voted for Texas to leave the Union. In a state wide . . . Map (db m152300) HM
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21Texas, Bell County, Belton — 4296 — Distinguished Texan Robert Emmet Bledsoe Baylor(1793-1873)
On Moore Avenue north of West Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Noted lawmaker, judge, lay preacher, served in the legislatures of his native Kentucky and of Alabama. Represented Alabama in U.S. Congress, 1829-1831. Came to Texas 1839. Was Associate Justice Supreme Court, Republic of Texas, 1840-1846. Judge . . . Map (db m152063) HM
22Texas, Bell County, Belton — 1336 — Early Bell County Jail
On North Pearl Street south of West 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
In 1854, four years after the county was organized, a 2-story structure of logs was built on this site, to serve as the first Bell County jail. That log jail was replaced in 1873 by this building of native limestone. In 1874, vigilantes from . . . Map (db m193835) HM
23Texas, Bell County, Belton — 1616 — First Baptist Churchof Belton
On North Main Street (State Highway 317) at West 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street.
The First Baptist Church of Belton was organized in the summer of 1853 under the leadership of the Rev. Solomon G. O'Bryan and the Rev. David Fisher. There were eight charter members, and the congregation met in a small frame building on Pearl . . . Map (db m152233) HM
24Texas, Bell County, Belton — 12575 — Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Planing Mill
Near I-35 Frontage Rd at Tahuaya Drive.
Built in 1912 at the Santa Fe rail yards in Temple, this planing mill was part of a complex of buildings that housed repair facilities for the railroad. Workers at the mill manufactured replacement parts for wooden elements of the Santa Fe's boxcars . . . Map (db m29380) HM
25Texas, Bell County, Belton — 2744 — Jeff HamiltonAssociate of Governor Sam Houston
On Vann Circle west of College Street, on the right when traveling west.
Born a slave in Kentucky, Jeff Hamilton was still a child when Sam Houston rescued him from purchase by a cruel master at a slave auction. Hamilton was Houston's personal servant during his term as governor, 1859-1861, and was at his bedside when he . . . Map (db m152118) HM
26Texas, Bell County, Belton — 2745 — Jeff Hamilton(d. April 3, 1941)
Near Taylors Valley Road, 0.3 miles east of East 6th Avenue (Farm to Market Road 93), on the left when traveling east.
A Kentucky-born slave who was brought to Texas as a child, Jeff Hamilton became San Houston's personal servant, companion of his young sons, and a trusted member of his household. Hamilton served Houston while he was governor, 1859-1861, and until . . . Map (db m151036) HM
27Texas, Bell County, Belton — Keifer Marshall, Jr."Tell Them for Us"
On East Central Avenue at North Wall Street, on the right when traveling west on East Central Avenue.
During World War II, Temple native Keifer Marshall, Jr. (1925-) served in the United States Marine Corps, 3rd Marine Division, 9th Regiment, F Company, 2nd Battalion, as a rifleman. During February and March of 1945, Marshall saw heavy combat on the . . . Map (db m212164) HM
28Texas, Bell County, Belton — 3100 — Little River Fort
On I-35 Frontage Rd, on the right when traveling south.
A stockade and blockhouse of the Republic of Texas. Built in November, 1836, by a unit of some 20 Rangers under Lt. George B. Erath (soldier-statesman for whom Erath County was named). By Christmas they had erected 7 or 8 cabins, a blockhouse and . . . Map (db m29378) HM
29Texas, Bell County, Belton — 13713 — Luther Memorial
On Vann Circle west of College Street, on the right when traveling west.
This memorial, an important symbol for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, has historic ties to the earliest days of the school in Belton. Founded in 1845 at Independence, Texas, as the female department of Baylor University, the school moved here . . . Map (db m151998) HM
30Texas, Bell County, Belton — 3516 — Mrs. Sarah Ann Hardin-Kelton
On East Avenue E east of South Penelope Street, on the left when traveling west.
Widow of William Hardin before her marriage to Dr. O.P. Kelton Many of the Mexican officers and men were placed in the care of Judge and Mrs. Hardin after the victory at San Jacinto and were mercifully treated by them. Born August . . . Map (db m152194) HM
31Texas, Bell County, Belton — 3524 — Muehlhause House
On South Main Street at West Avenue F, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
German immigrant Fred Muehlhause, Sr. (1868-1947) arrived in Texas in 1885. He married Louise Albrecht in 1892, and later that year the couple moved to a home located adjacent to this homesite. Muehlhause worked as a craftsman shoemaker and . . . Map (db m193834) HM
32Texas, Bell County, Belton — 15622 — Norman Austin(August 2, 1811 – May 12, 1890)
Near North Main Street (State Highway 317) north of East 15th Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Texas revolutionary veteran and local merchant Norman Austin made important contributions to his adopted state. Born in Skaneateles, New York, he was the fifth son of a large family and traveled widely throughout his life. He farmed in Michigan and . . . Map (db m152240) HM
33Texas, Bell County, Belton — Patriot Way Brick Walk
On East Central Avenue west of North Wall Street, on the left when traveling west.
Honoring those who have servedMap (db m212153) WM
34Texas, Bell County, Belton — Patriot Way Brick Walk ProjectHonor - Selfless Service - Commitment — Belton, Texas —
On East Central Avenue at North Wall Street, on the right when traveling west on East Central Avenue.
Honor ☆ Service ☆ Commitment These are just a few of the core values of men and women who make up our Nation's armed services. Throughout the ages, these individuals swore an oath to protect and defend our Constitution and the . . . Map (db m212165) WM
35Texas, Bell County, Belton — 4614 — Scott & White School of Nursing
On West Martin Luther King Jr Drive east of Moore Street, on the right when traveling east.
The School of Nursing was founded in 1904 by Dr. Arthur C. Scott and Dr. Raleigh White, Jr., as a part of their Temple Sanitarium to provide professional training for nurses. Initially a small local student body was instructed by the doctors and . . . Map (db m152016) HM
36Texas, Bell County, Belton — Site of Sam Houston Speech
On North Main Street (State Highway 317) at West First Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street.
On this site of the Old Post Office on July 14, 1857, Sam Houston, Commander of the Texian Army and Hero of San Jacinto spoke while running for governor. After being past president of the Republic of Texas and senator he served as governor . . . Map (db m152381) HM
37Texas, Bell County, Belton — 4925 — Site of the Central Manufacturing Co.
On Water Street at South Penelope Street, on the right when traveling east on Water Street.
A Scotsman, Robert Naismith (1859-1938), founded the Central Manufacturing Co. in a two-story building on this lot in 1893. Using equipment originally powered by steam, he supplied and repaired machine parts for the Belton area. The company also did . . . Map (db m149431) HM
38Texas, Bell County, Belton — South Belton Cemetery
On South Penelope Street north of Avenue F, on the right when traveling north.
South Belton cemetery is located on Kinney Hill on the south side of Nolan Creek. Bell County and Belton were formed in early 1850. The cemetery was established soon after. The oldest remaining marked death date is May 21, 1851, when Elizabeth . . . Map (db m152297) HM
39Texas, Bell County, Belton — 733 — The Carnegie Library Building
On North Main Street (State Highway 317) at East First Ave, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
Completed in 1904, this brick library building was funded by a personal contribution from the noted New York industrialist and benefactor Andrew S. Carnegie. Ben D. Lee, builder of the Bell County Courthouse, served as contractor. Designed by the . . . Map (db m152196) HM
40Texas, Bell County, Belton — 11730 — William Whitaker Reed(January 23, 1816 - August 21, 1891)
On West Central Avenue at North Pearl Street, on the right when traveling west on West Central Avenue.
A native of Tennessee, William W. Reed came to Texas with his parents, Michael and Martha Reed, in 1833 and joined Robertson's colony in 1834. His land grant was situated near his parents' land on the south bank of the Little River. The family . . . Map (db m150627) HM
41Texas, Bell County, Belton — 5859 — Wilson Van Dyke(Dec 25, 1817 - Aug. 3, 1881)
On Mesquite Rd, 0.1 miles north of Shanklin Road.
A native of South Carolina, Wilson Van Dyke served as a member of the Somervell Expedition, which was organized in 1842 to expel the Mexican Army from Texas. Under command of Col. W.S. Fisher, he crossed the Rio Grande and was captured. A survivor . . . Map (db m29382) HM
42Texas, Bell County, Belton — 5892 — Woman's Wednesday Clubof Belton
On North Main Street (State Highway 317) at East First Ave, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
Founded in 1898 as a literary society with twenty-five members, the Woman's Wednesday Club is the oldest active club of its kind in Bell County. Initially meeting in the Central Hotel in downtown Belton, the club members were devoted to the study of . . . Map (db m152232) HM
43Texas, Bell County, Holland — 15915 — Holland Community
On West Travis Street at North Lexington Street, on the right when traveling east on West Travis Street.
Present-day Holland has its origins in three different settlements. Settlers first came here during the 1830s to farm the area’s fertile soil. A community named Mountain Home (0.5 mi SE) formed along Darrs Creek and included a school, church, . . . Map (db m75700) HM
44Texas, Bell County, Holland — 12512 — Post Oak Cemetery
On Farm to Market Road 1123, 0.2 miles west of Roberts Road, on the right when traveling west.
The only physical remnant of the Post Oak community, this cemetery began as the burial ground for the family of Isham McMillin, who acquired land in this part of Bell County in 1855. The oldest marked grave, that of McMillin’s daughter Elizabeth, . . . Map (db m89692) HM
45Texas, Bell County, Holland — 6493 — The Woman's Study Club of Holland
On W. Travis Street (Farm to Market Road 2268) east of Austin Street, on the right when traveling east.
On January 14, 1914, a small group of local women met to organize a study club for the cultural advancement of its members. In addition to its primary focus, the club soon adopted a series of civic projects, including many that offered financial . . . Map (db m89893) HM
46Texas, Bell County, Killeen — 251 — Avenue D School
On North College Street at West Avenue D, on the right when traveling south on North College Street.
Constructed to replace an earlier brick schoolhouse destroyed by fire, the present Avenue D School was built in 1923. C.J. Leinbach of Dallas designed the three-story building, which features decorative stonework and separate entrances for girls and . . . Map (db m117551) HM
47Texas, Bell County, Killeen — 391 — Bethel Primitive Baptist Church
On South Gray Street, 0.1 miles north of Long Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Bethel Primitive Baptist Church originated in the Palo Alto Community, which was located about 3.5 miles northeast of present Killeen. Organized about 1864, the congregation met in a Union Church building shared with other denominations. When . . . Map (db m121301) HM
48Texas, Bell County, Killeen — 887 — City of Killeen
On Conder Street at Sutton Drive, on the left when traveling south on Conder Street.
When the tracks of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad were extended from Temple to Lampasas in the early 1880s, a switching station was installed near the midway point. The settlement that grew up around the site became the town of Killeen, . . . Map (db m133597) HM
49Texas, Bell County, Killeen — 1798 — First National Bank of Killeen
On North Gray Street at East Avenue B, on the left when traveling north on North Gray Street.
Chartered on Feb. 27, 1901, the First National Bank of Killeen is the oldest continuously operated bank in Bell County. It first served a primarily agricultural economy, but as Killeen began to develop the bank led in the town's dramatic growth. Its . . . Map (db m133596) HM
50Texas, Bell County, Killeen — 2622 — Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery
On Old FM 440 Road, 0.1 miles south of Ronstan Drive, on the right when traveling south.
The first burial in this graveyard, that of Wilhelm Wolf, took place in 1891, two years after the German Evangelical Lutheran Emmanuel Congregation was formally organized. The Rev. H.F. Daude (1850-1924), who served as first pastor, deeded land here . . . Map (db m121279) HM
51Texas, Bell County, Killeen — 2939 — Killeen Herald
On Florence Road, 0.1 miles south of Dubroc Drive, on the right when traveling south.
W.E. Bennett began publishing the Killeen Herald in June 1890, eight years after the town of Killeen was founded. Later owners of the newspaper included W.T. Carter, an active civic leader who served as publisher and editor from 1907 to 1950. Begun . . . Map (db m121286) HM
52Texas, Bell County, Killeen — 3264 — Maxdale Cemetery
On Wolfridge Road, 0.4 miles east of Maxdale Road (Farm to Market Road 2670), on the right when traveling east.
Established in the 1860s to serve the rural community of Pleasant Grove, this cemetery is one of the oldest in Bell County. Land for the graveyard was given by Frank N. McBryde, Sr., whose 1883 application for a post office for the community . . . Map (db m121241) HM
53Texas, Bell County, Killeen — 3275 — McBryde Cemetery
On State Highway 195, 0.2 miles north of Sharp Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling north.
Mancel T. McBryde (1821-1896), who brought his family here from Georgia in the early 1860s, began this family cemetery in 1885 upon the death of his wife, Jane W. Goar McBryde (1826-1885). A farmer and rancher, McBryde selected a site south of his . . . Map (db m121235) HM
54Texas, Bell County, Killeen — 5740 — Wednesday Review Club
On Florence Road at Rhonda Street, on the right when traveling north on Florence Road.
Organized by twelve charter members in September 1906, this organization was originally known as the Ladies Literary Society of Killeen. The name was changed one month later to the Wednesday Review Club. Pursuing studies in American and . . . Map (db m121291) HM
55Texas, Bell County, Nolanville — 990 — Comanche Gap
Reported missing.
Break in mountain chain from Lampasas River to Nolan Creek. Route to one of oldest Indian trails in Southwest, and escape point for Comanches after last raid in Bell County. On March 14-16, 1859, the Indians killed four settlers, including John . . . Map (db m174960) HM
56Texas, Bell County, Nolanville — 12482 — Nolanville Encampment
On South Main Street, 0.1 miles west of Biles, on the right when traveling east.
In 1889 five families met under a brush arbor to form the Nolanville Church of Christ and within a month had purchased land at this site on which to build a permanent church. That first meeting led to 106 consecutive summer camp meetings dedicated . . . Map (db m175096) HM
57Texas, Bell County, Salado — 113 — Alexander's Distillery
On Center Circle, on the right when traveling south.
On this site in 1861-65, the William R. Alexander Distillery met a wartime need in Texas. May 28, 1862, Governor Francis R. Lubbock closed all Texas distilleries, to save grain. Army calls for medicinal liquor (for opiate and stimulant purposes) . . . Map (db m29344) HM
58Texas, Bell County, Salado — 18413 — Alice Gray Hamblen
On North Main Street at Old Town Road, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
Alice Gray Hamblen, born March 14, 1846, in Mississippi, and her husband, William Kroger Hamblen (1817-1902), moved to Salado in 1868 and quickly became involved with the local private school, Salado College. Alice was passionate about the . . . Map (db m203306) HM
59Texas, Bell County, Salado — 205 — Armstrong-Adams House
Dr. David H. Armstrong, who served as one of the first trustees of the Salado public free schools, and his wife, Julia, built this home between 1869 and 1872. It later became the residence of a succession of Salado doctors, including Dr. D.G. Adams . . . Map (db m29257) HM
60Texas, Bell County, Salado — 3237 — Birthplace of White House Aide Mary Elizabeth Carpenter
Near Interstate 35 Frontage Road.
Great-granddaughter of builders. Daughter of Thomas S. and Mary Elizabeth (Robertson) Sutherland. First woman vice president of student body, University of Texas. Married Leslie Carpenter; has 2 children. In 1954 was president Women's National . . . Map (db m29311) HM
61Texas, Bell County, Salado — Boles-Aiken Log Cabin
On Van Bibber Road, 0.1 miles east of North Main Street (Farm to Market Road 2268), on the left when traveling east.
The cabin discovered in 1986 inside a house being torn down on Center Circle in Salado may have been a stage stop, a resting place for drivers and horses, a post office, a school, before becoming hidden walls in a residence. Research led by Salado . . . Map (db m203298) HM
62Texas, Bell County, Salado — 13676 — Capt. Milton Wesley Damron
Near Baines Street.
Milton Wesley Damron (1825-1887), an early settler and Salado public servant, was born in Tennessee and came to Texas as part of the Mercer Colony. He arrived in the 1840s and shortly afterwards married Sarah Pennington. When original settlement . . . Map (db m29350) HM
63Texas, Bell County, Salado — Church Bell
On South Main Street at Pace Park Road, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street.
Church Bell Purchased in 1879 1864 - Salado Baptist Church Organized. 1878 - Original Church Building Erected. 1879 - Bell Placed in Cupola of Original Building. 1962 - Original Building Torn Down. 1964 - Bell Tower . . . Map (db m203296) HM
64Texas, Bell County, Salado — 11722 — Dodd's Creek Bridge
On N Main St, on the right when traveling south.
One of many patented truss designs developed by American inventors and engineers in the mid- to late-19th century, this 87-foot lenticular truss bridge represents an unusual truss type in the United States. The lenticular design features a curved . . . Map (db m29256) HM
65Texas, Bell County, Salado — 12600 — Dr. Samuel J. and Charlotte H. Jones
Near Baines St.
Educators Samuel Jackson (1858-1918) and Charlotte Hallaran (d. 1904) Jones taught at Salado College in 1884-1885. In 1890, the Joneses opened Thomas Arnold High School in the former Salado College buildings. Charlotte died in 1904, leaving five . . . Map (db m29375) HM
66Texas, Bell County, Salado — 13331 — Dr. Welborn Barton and Louisa Adeline Barton
Near Baines Street.
A graduate of the medical department of Kentucky's Transylvania University, South Carolina native Dr. Welborn Barton (1821-1883) came to Texas in the late 1840s. After two years of practicing medicine in Bastrop County, he returned to South . . . Map (db m29349) HM
67Texas, Bell County, Salado — E.S.C. Robertson
On South Main Street (Farm to Market Road 2268) at College Hill Drive, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson was born in Giles County, Tennessee, August 23, 1820. His father, Empresario S.C. Robertson, brought him to Texas to learn Spanish and to help him in his land office translating and copying land grants to Spanish. For . . . Map (db m212459) HM
68Texas, Bell County, Salado — Empresario Sterling C. Robertson Brings Settlers to Texas
On South Main Street (Farm to Market Road 2268) at College Hill Drive, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
To understand the settlement of Salado we begin with the time when empresarios, such as Stephen F. Austin and Sterling C. Robertson, obtained land grants from Mexico to colonize Texas. Empresarios contracted with Mexico to bring settlers to Texas in . . . Map (db m212460) HM
69Texas, Bell County, Salado — 11723 — First Baptist Church of Salado
On S. Main Street when traveling south.
A Baptist revival was held on the banks of Salado Creek as early as 1854. By about 1860, members of area Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian and Church of Christ denominations were meeting in an ecumenical house of worship. Each group held an all-day . . . Map (db m29083) HM
70Texas, Bell County, Salado — 2044 — Fowler House
On Interstate 35 Frontage Road north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Built 1872 by Josiah Fowler, a settler from Tennessee, Confederate veteran, co-editor of "Fowler's Arithmetic", and a college teacher.Map (db m29307) HM
71Texas, Bell County, Salado — From Salado College to Thomas Arnold High School (1890 to 1913)Historic Salado College Park
Near South Main Street (Farm to Market Road 2268) at College Hill Drive.
In 1890, the Salado College Board of Trustees leased its building to Dr. S.J. Jones who established a private high school. Dr. Jones named the school Thomas Arnold High School, after the well-known headmaster of a prestigious school in England. The . . . Map (db m212178) HM
72Texas, Bell County, Salado — George Washington BainesDec 29, 1809 - Dec 28, 1882
On Baines Street at Salado Oaks Drive, on the right when traveling north on Baines Street.
Reverend George Washington Baines is buried at this site with his second wife, Cynthia Williams, and one of his sons, Taliaferro. Reverend Baines was born in North Carolina Dec 29, 1809. Educated in Alabama and ordained a minister in 1836. A . . . Map (db m203271) HM
73Texas, Bell County, Salado — 279 — George Washington Baines House
On Royal Street, on the right when traveling west.
Built in the 1860s, this house was the residence of the Rev. George Washington Baines (1809-83) from 1870 to 1883. A pioneer Baptist preacher, missionary, editor, and educator, the Rev. Baines was the great-grandfather of United States President . . . Map (db m29313) HM
74Texas, Bell County, Salado — Hamblen-Aiken Cemetery
On Van Bibber Road, 0.1 miles east of North Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
This cemetery is the final resting place for members of the William K. and Alice Gray Hamblen family. On May 7, 1867, William K. Hamblen and his brother, John W. Hamblen purchased 5 acres of land adjacent to the town of Salado from E.S.C. . . . Map (db m203304) HM
75Texas, Bell County, Salado — 14567 — Hermon and Margaret L. Aiken
Near Baines St.
New Hampshire native Hermon (Herman) Aiken worked in Illinois and Tennessee before moving to New Orleans. There, he served as a ship’s captain taking supplies to Galveston in support of the Texas Revolution. He lived in Texas by 1840. In 1846, . . . Map (db m29351) HM
76Texas, Bell County, Salado — 2535 — Home of Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson
Near Interstate 35 Frontage Road.
This house was built 1856-1860 by Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson 1820-1879 Texas pioneer, patriot, soldier and jurist, and one of the founders of Salado College.Map (db m29312) HM
77Texas, Bell County, Salado — 5586 — Home of Orville Thomas Tyler1810 - 1856
On South Main Street, on the right when traveling south.
Pioneer Texan--County Judge Member of the legislature President of the board of trustees of Salado College Built in 1857Map (db m29250) HM
78Texas, Bell County, Salado — 316 — Home of Wellborn Barton
On N Main St close to Rock Creek Road, on the right when traveling north.
Home of Wellborn Barton 1821-1883; Pioneer physician of this region. For many years a trustee of Salado College, built 1866. (John Hendrickson, Contractor) Old military road and Chisholm cattle trail passed here.Map (db m29255) HM
79Texas, Bell County, Salado — In Honor of Our Veterans
On North Main Street at Old Town Road, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
All Gave Some Some Gave All Jesse Cecil Knight Charles Edward Evans John Wallace Porter Curtis Edward Reue Dallas Allen Bayer Bill MorrissMap (db m203308) WM
80Texas, Bell County, Salado — James AndersonMay 17, 1800 - Dec 25, 1865
On Baines Street at Salado Oaks Drive, on the right when traveling north on Baines Street.
James Anderson and his wife, Elizabeth Caroline Barnard, natives of Buncombe County, North Carolina, married there in 1821 The couple had 15 children. Anderson was a farmer and in 1835 migrated to Missouri. He joined the Mercer Colony and migrated . . . Map (db m203268) HM
81Texas, Bell County, Salado — 16533 — James Lowry Smith(1827-1883)
On Baines Street at Salado Oaks Drive, on the right when traveling north on Baines Street.
Salado College professor and principal James Lowry Smith was a progressive leader in education. He received degrees at Baylor and served in the Civil War before beginning his tenure at Salado College in 1863. Despite challenges including low . . . Map (db m203270) HM
82Texas, Bell County, Salado — Judge Paine L. Bush - Salado SonMarch 3, 1890 - June 29, 1980
Near South Main Street (Farm to Market Road 2268) at College Hill Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Paine Bush, son of Fanny White and Tandy Bush, was born in Salado and graduated from Thomas Arnold High School and the University of Texas Law School. He moved to Dallas in 1918, where he reared his family and enjoyed an outstanding legal career, . . . Map (db m212514) HM
83Texas, Bell County, Salado — 14116 — Kate and Zachary Taylor
On South Main Street at Pace Park Road, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street.
The Taylors were among the earliest Baptist missionaries to Brazil. Zachary Clay Taylor (b. 1851) was a pastor preparing for missions when he met Kate Crawford (b. 1862), a Salado school teacher. They wed Christmas Day 1881 at the then named Salado . . . Map (db m203294) HM
84Texas, Bell County, Salado — Liz CarpenterGirl From Salado — September 1, 1920 - March 20, 2010 —
On South Main Street (Farm to Market Road 2268) at College Hill Drive, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Sutherland Carpenter was a nationally known White House official, writer, and speaker. Her choice of Salado College Hill, where her parents met, for the scattering of her ashes completed full circle her remarkable life journey. . . . Map (db m212454) HM
85Texas, Bell County, Salado — Log Cabin at the Stagecoach Inn412 South Main Street, Salado, Texas
On South Main Street (Farm to Market Road 2268) at College Hill Drive, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street.
At one time, this log cabin, built in the 1800s, sat on the Claude and Bernice Hodge Ranch, which was about two miles west of Salado on Thomas Arnold Road. In about 1934 Claude Hodge gave the cabin to Charles and Eva Stevens who owned the Stagecoach . . . Map (db m203272) HM
86Texas, Bell County, Salado — 13500 — Louisa Adeline (Addie) Barton
Near South Main Street (Farm to Market Road 2268) at Pace Park Road.
When Addie Barton (1858-1921) was seven years old, her parents, Dr. Welborn and Louisa Barton, moved to Salado so their children could attend Salado College. Upon graduation, Addie became a teacher. She felt called to become a missionary in 1883 . . . Map (db m29249) HM
87Texas, Bell County, Salado — 3161 — M. H. Denman Cabin
Near Van Bibber Rd, on the right.
M.H. Denman built cabin 1867 (15 mi. NW), of handhewn, square cedar logs joined by wooden pegs; has fireplace of native stone; restored 1955.Map (db m29259) HM
88Texas, Bell County, Salado — 3189 — Main Street Bridges
A number of bridges have been built over Salado Creek on Main Street since 1870. After the town of Salado was laid out in 1859, citizens crossed the creek using various combinations of rocks and logs. When local citizens and students at Salado . . . Map (db m29081) HM
89Texas, Bell County, Salado — 4348 — Major Archibald Johnson Rose1830 - 1903
On Rose Way Circle, on the right when traveling north.
Before migrating to Texas, A. J. Rose made a fortune in the 1849 California Gold Rush. In 1857 he and his wife Sallie (Austin) brought their family from Missouri to Travis County, Texas. Later they settled in San Saba County, where Rose ran a mill . . . Map (db m29345) HM
90Texas, Bell County, Salado — 3614 — Norton-Orgain House
On N Main St close to Thomas Arnold Road, on the right when traveling north.
Built about 1872 by Edward R.A. Buckles, this I-plan vernacular house exhibits Classical and Victorian detailing. Its two-story gallery features Doric columns on the ground level, which contrast with the Victorian turned wood columns and balusters . . . Map (db m29254) HM
91Texas, Bell County, Salado — 159 — Old Anderson Place
On South Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Built 1860 at edge of an old Indian campground, by James B. Anderson, one of town’s founders and a school trustee in Salado. Community leaders, lawyers and doctors have lived here. Boarding here in 1883 while a student at Old Salado College was . . . Map (db m29252) HM
92Texas, Bell County, Salado — Old Salado Church of Christ
On North Main Street (Farm to Market Road 2268) 0.1 miles south of Blacksmith Street, on the left when traveling north.
When Salado College opened its doors in 1860, the Church of Christ began meeting in the chapel alternating Sundays with the Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians. The congregation cooperated with these groups in having a union, or . . . Map (db m212177) HM
93Texas, Bell County, Salado — 17448 — Old Salado Graveyard
Near Baines St.
This burial ground was likely in use about the time a U.S. Post Office was established in Salado Springs in 1852. In 1854 Col. Elijah Sterling C. Robertson purchased a large tract of land north and south of the springs that included the cemetery. . . . Map (db m29348) HM
94Texas, Bell County, Salado — Reverend Moses Hampton Denman1803-1885
On Van Bibber Road, 0.1 miles east of North Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
Rev. Denman was born in Gumlock Creek, Franklin Co., Georgia on May 8, 1803 and moved to Cherokee County, Texas with his first wife, Elizabeth Randle (1805-1861), in 1849. There he established a large plantation and ran a general store with the help . . . Map (db m203301) HM
95Texas, Bell County, Salado — 2344 — Robert Bonner Halley(May 14, 1823 - October 4, 1875)
Near Baines St.
A native of Georgia, Robert B. Halley brought his family to this area about 1853. With partner T.J. Eubanks, he operated a liquor distillery and a flour and grist mill on the Lampasas River. Halley served as Bell County Commissioner in 1859 and as . . . Map (db m29374) HM
96Texas, Bell County, Salado — 4305 — Robertson Home
Near Interstate 35 Frontage Road.
Built by Col. E.S.C. Robertson and wife, Mary Elizabeth (Dickey). Rare ante-bellum plantation complex, comprising home, servant quarters, land, family cemetery, stables. Still a working ranch. The house, occupied by fifth generation of . . . Map (db m29310) HM
97Texas, Bell County, Salado — 15828 — Salado
On South Main Street (County Route 2268) at Royal Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
Salado was officially establish in 1859 when Col. E.S.C Robertson donated land for a townsite and for a college. Col. Hermon Aiken drew a plat for the town, which developed along its main street. However, there had been activity here long before . . . Map (db m79922) HM
98Texas, Bell County, Salado — Salado and College Established TogetherHistoric Salado College Park
Near South Main Street (Farm to Market Road 2268) at College Hill Drive.
Salado's founding and the establishment of Salado College occurred simultaneously. During the 1850s, only a few families lived at nearby Sulphur Springs. Because schools were few, some of these families began discussing the need for a school near . . . Map (db m212186) HM
99Texas, Bell County, Salado — 4491 — Salado Cemetery
On Baines St, on the right when traveling south.
Established 1856 on 2.5-acre site given by E.S.C. Robertson. Distinguished Texans interred here include the Rev. G.W. Baines, great-grandfather of President Lyndon B. Johnson; the Rev. and Mrs. J.E. Ferguson, parents of Governor James E. . . . Map (db m29376) HM
100Texas, Bell County, Salado — 4492 — Salado Church of Christ
On Stagecoach Road, on the right when traveling north.
Founded in March 1859, this congregation first met in a brush arbor on the north bank of Salado Creek. The first two elders were James Anderson and J.W. Vickrey, both of whom were instrumental in the organization of Salado College. A frame . . . Map (db m29258) HM

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