Near Farm to Market Road 600, 2 miles north of Farm to Market Road 1082, on the right when traveling north.
By 1850 new settlers and travelers to the California Gold Rush were moving across Texas. This movement on the open plains increased hostilities between the newcomers and the Indians. The U.S. Army’s solution was a fort, called the Post on the Clear . . . — — Map (db m74736) HM
On Farm to Market Road 600, 2 miles north of Farm to Market Road 1082, on the left when traveling north.
Established November 14, 1851
Abandoned April 6, 1854
Repaired and Used by Southern Overland Mail, 1858-1861
Sub-Post of Fort Griffin in 1871 and 1872
A thriving village which grew up in its vicinity after the Civil War served as . . . — — Map (db m74737) HM
Near Farm to Market Road 1082, 0.5 miles east of Farm to Market Road 600.
History of Fort Phantom Hill
The post was established on November 14, 1851 and just a year later was transformed into a well-organized and thoroughly developed post. However, conditions continued to be difficult for people at the . . . — — Map (db m79324) HM
Near Farm to Market Road 1082, 0.5 miles north of Farm to Market Road 3522, on the right when traveling north.
Round Mound Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Jones County and is located near the site of the former Deadman Creek or Round Mound settlement. The name “Round Mound” may derive from the highest point in the area, which is . . . — — Map (db m78430) HM
Born in Massachusetts January Twentieth 1798 was licensed to practice medicine in 1820. Came to Texas in 1833. Doctor Jones participated in the Battle of San Jacinto 1836 while a surgeon in the army of Texas. He was a member of the Congress of the . . . — — Map (db m78967) HM
Built 1907 by A.W. Johnson and Dr. D. Williams, with Thomas Vetch, contractor. House was site for diverse programs: stock company and Chautauqua productions such as “East Lynn” and “The Klansman” (for which Sheriff Tom . . . — — Map (db m78915) HM
Near Avenue G at 23rd Street, on the right when traveling south.
In 1885, M.G. Rhodes hosted a wedding party and dance at his Star Hotel in Anson. One guest was Larry Chittenden, a salesman and writer visiting his uncle in Jones County. He was so inspired by the dance held that night for the cowboys and ladies . . . — — Map (db m78893) HM
On Avenue K at 13th Street, on the right when traveling south on Avenue K.
The Rev. Donald Frazier and nine charter members organized the First Presbyterian Church of Anson in 1882. This structure, the congregation’s third sanctuary, was built in 1929. After membership declined in the 1970s, the congregation was dissolved . . . — — Map (db m78911) HM
On Commercial Avenue (U.S. 83/277) at 9th Street, on the right when traveling south on Commercial Avenue.
This congregation was organized in 1882 by the Rev. J.C. Strickland, a pioneer Methodist circuit rider. In 1908, during the pastorate of the Rev. W.H. Terry, local builder Thomas Veitch constructed this Romanesque Revival building for the church. . . . — — Map (db m78912) HM
Fort Phantom Hill
Located 10 mi. east, 9 mi. south on old Butterfield stageline. Upon secession company of First Regiment Texas Mounted Rifles used it as an outpost to give protection against Indians. Stopover on way west for . . . — — Map (db m78966) HM
Site of Emigrant Trail, the Frontier Military Road, and Fort Phantom Hill, founded in 1851 to guard the military road.
County created 1858 from Bexar and Bosque counties. Named for Anson Jones (1798–1858), a veteran of San Jacinto, . . . — — Map (db m78965) HM
The Seventh Texas Legislature created Jones County in 1858 and named it for Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas. The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the area’s untamed wilderness combined to postpone the county’s formal . . . — — Map (db m78964) HM
Born NE of Anson Mar. 19, 1906. Attended AHS, ACU, HSU and Cumberland Univ. Admitted to Texas Bar 1929, Co. Attorney 1931-34, Co. Judge 1934-40, FBI 1940-41, Lt. Comdr. USNR 1942-46, U.S. Congress 1947-78. Died May 14, 1991. — — Map (db m78856) HM
On County Road 704, 0.6 miles south of County Road 210, on the right when traveling north.
In preparation for the eventual U.S. entry into World War II, Gen. Henry H. “Hap” Arnold sought to expand the nation’s combat air forces by asking civilian flight schools to provide the primary phase of training for air cadets. At twenty . . . — — Map (db m79144) HM
Near Farm to Market Road 600, 0.3 miles south of County Road 214, on the right when traveling south.
Situated on ranch land of family of S.M. Swenson, banker who in 1850s underwrote Swedish migration to Texas. Church forms center for Ericksdahl community, founded 1905 by Swedes formerly living near Austin. Visiting pastors L.J. Sundquist and J.A. . . . — — Map (db m79170) HM
On County Road 261, 0.3 miles south of Farm to Market Road 1636, on the right when traveling south.
Located near Spring Creek, this cemetery began in 1891 on two acres of land donated by the Methodist church in the community known as Avo. The first recorded burial was that of Elender Cannon in February 1891. The Methodist church deeded two . . . — — Map (db m79143) HM
Near County Road 260 east of County Road 267, on the right when traveling west.
In 1905 J.L. Swan donated this land for a school and a cemetery. In 1913 the school was moved down the road by the work of Herman and Emma Breland Lieb with Tom and Laura Rowland and many others. The Church of Christ bought the property. A . . . — — Map (db m79135) HM
On U.S. 180 at Farm to Market Road 126, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 180.
Settlements began to develop in Jones County by the mid-1800s, first around the abandoned Fort Phantom Hill site and then around ranches founded in the 1880s and farms established shortly thereafter. At this site in 1895, Reese Davis, Joe Swent and . . . — — Map (db m78764) HM
On S. Central Avenue (U.S. 83) north of S. 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north.
Early settler R.D. Moore conveyed 320 acres of land to the International Construction Co. (also called the Orient Land Co.) of Kansas City, Missouri, for a town site along the Panhandle Gulf Railway in September 1902. Probably named for Orient . . . — — Map (db m78763) HM
Near County Road 107, 0.2 miles north of County Road 182, on the right when traveling north.
Organized on July 21, 1889, as the Baptist Church of Christ at Plum Creek, this church began with thirteen charter members. The congregation met in a community building shared by the Methodist church and the local Masonic lodge until a Baptist . . . — — Map (db m78788) HM
On County Road 182 at County Road 113, on the right when traveling east on County Road 182.
Soon after Jones County organized in 1881, ranchers settled west of Skinout Mountain and established a community called Banner. In 1890, a post office named Neinda opened, with John O’Brien as postmaster. A cemetery began the following year. The . . . — — Map (db m78789) HM
On County Road 447, 0.2 miles south of County Road 454, on the left when traveling south.
This burial ground is all that remains of the farming community of Compere, established in the 1880s on ranch land sold by the Compere brothers. In 1900, Daniel and Callie Palmer settled in the area along with their children: Henry, Wilder, William, . . . — — Map (db m78399) HM
On Farm to Market Road 707, 0.1 miles south of County Road 474, on the left when traveling south.
Early educational efforts in this area date to the 1870s, prior to the organization of Jones County in 1881. The rural community of Truby encompassed School District No. 14 until consolidating with Bitter Creek schools in 1916 to become District No. . . . — — Map (db m78455) HM
Near County Road 461, 0.2 miles north of County Road 474.
Several gravestones at this site attest to its use as a burial ground by nearby settlers before members of the Daughtrey family, early area ranchers, formally deeded these three acres for cemetery use on December 4, 1906. The oldest marked grave is . . . — — Map (db m78451) HM WM
On U.S. 180 at County Road 329, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 180. Reported missing.
Established November 14, 1851 by the United States Army as a protection of the settlers against the Indians. Abandoned and burned April 6, 1854. Repaired and used by Southern Overland Mail, 1858-1861, sub-post of Fort Griffin, 1871-1872, temporary . . . — — Map (db m78401) HM
Near County Road 203, 0.7 miles south of County Road 205, on the right when traveling south.
The town of Lueders lies along the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, on land given by the state of Texas to heirs of Frederick Luders, a German immigrant who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto. Early area settlers included U.S. Indian agent Jess . . . — — Map (db m79171) HM
On W. McHarg Street (Business U.S. 277) north of W. Reynolds Street, on the right when traveling south.
Author of "Cowboys' Christmas Ball"—cited for literary merit by National Folklore Society. Born in New Jersey, Chittenden first came to Texas as a sales agent. In 1884 he visited S.M. Swenson at this site; in 1887 began developing 10,000 . . . — — Map (db m92491) HM
On W. McHarg Street (Business U.S. 277) at Farm to Market Road 2834, on the right when traveling south on W. McHarg Street.
The first American Quarter Horse Association-approved show was held here on July 2-4, 1940, in conjunction with the Texas Cowboy Reunion. AQHA had just been organized and incorporated in March of the same year in Fort Worth. DEL RIO JOE, a 1936 . . . — — Map (db m92492) HM
On N. Swenson Street (Business U.S. 277) at E. Oliver Street, on the right when traveling north on N. Swenson Street.
Organized on February 22, 1900, soon after the founding of Stamford, this church has been an integral part of the community since that time. Initially meeting in a shed on present Oliver Street and then in a building on the town square, the . . . — — Map (db m92576) HM
On Farm to Market Road 1636 at Farm to Market Road 1226, on the right when traveling west on Road 1636.
William F. Bean (1872-1944) and his wife Birdie Bean (1881-1917) were among the first settlers to the New Hope community; both their families arrived in 1883. William’s great-uncle, Amos Bean, died between 1883 and 1890 and was interred under a tree . . . — — Map (db m79136) HM
On E. Hamilton Street (State Highway 6) at S. Ferguson Street, on the right when traveling east on E. Hamilton Street.
Church, built 1910 in pastorate of Dr. Robt. Goodrich, for congregation founded 1900 in Sledge Hall, under Rev. S. Gay. With 100' tower, long the tallest church between Dallas and El Paso. Served community of old Stamford College (now McMurry). . . . — — Map (db m92581) HM
On W. McHarg Street (Business U.S. 277) west of S. Porter Street, on the left when traveling west.
Swedish native Swante Magnus Swenson and his two sons, Eric Pierson and Swen Albin Swenson, came to Texas in 1882 to establish the SMS ranches. In 1899, Eric P. and Swen A. Swenson donated a large section of land for a townsite on an extension of . . . — — Map (db m92575) HM
On E. McHarg Street at S. Weatherbee Street, on the right when traveling east on E. McHarg Street.
Businessman Swen (Svante) Magnus Swenson (1816-1896), first Swedish settler in Texas, is closely associated with Sam Houston and his effort to keep Texas in the Union prior to the Civil War. In 1854 Swenson purchased large land tracts here which he . . . — — Map (db m92580) HM
On W. McHarg Street (Business U.S. 277) north of W. Reynolds Street, on the right when traveling south.
Founded 1930, jointly with Texas Cowboy Reunion—to "hand down to posterity, customs and traditions" of early cattle people who lived in dugouts and fought drouths, die-outs, heat and freeze-ups, raising the longhorns that finally brought . . . — — Map (db m92490) HM