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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lee County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Lee 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 Lee County, TX (32) Bastrop County, TX (77) Burleson County, TX (47) Fayette County, TX (138) Milam County, TX (56) Washington County, TX (132) Williamson County, TX (235)  LeeCounty(32) Lee County (32)  BastropCounty(77) Bastrop County (77)  BurlesonCounty(47) Burleson County (47)  FayetteCounty(138) Fayette County (138)  MilamCounty(56) Milam County (56)  WashingtonCounty(132) Washington County (132)  WilliamsonCounty(235) Williamson County (235)
Giddings is the county seat for Lee County
Adjacent to Lee County, Texas
      Bastrop County (77)  
      Burleson County (47)  
      Fayette County (138)  
      Milam County (56)  
      Washington County (132)  
      Williamson County (235)  
 
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1Texas, Lee County, Elgin — 18812 — Lawhon Springs Cemetery
On Farm to Market Road 619, 2.4 miles north of Farm to Market Road 696, on the left when traveling north.
Prior to 1848, the land around the Yegua Spring, later known as Sam Smith Springs and now Lawhon Springs, was inhabited by Native American tribes. In 1848, the families of John Lewis Smith (1796-1851), and son, Samuel Alexander "Sam" Smith . . . Map (db m205339) HM
2Texas, Lee County, Elgin — 12701 — Pioneer Publisher and Printer David Ervin Lawhon(Buried 1/2 mile NW of here)
On FM-619, on the right when traveling south.
Born in Tennessee on June 15, 1811. While very young learned the printing trade and worked at it in some of the principal cities of the United States. Came to Nacogdoches, Texas, in November, 1835, in answer to pleas for volunteers for Texas . . . Map (db m176387) HM
3Texas, Lee County, Elgin — V.F.W. Memorial
On Farm to Market Road 619, 2.4 miles north of Farm to Market Road 696, on the left when traveling north.
In Memory of Those Who Served God and Country Map (db m205340) WM
4Texas, Lee County, Fedor — 8179 — Trinity Lutheran Church
On County Highway 309, 0.2 miles west of Farm to Market Road 1624, on the left when traveling west.
Since organization on March 11, 1870, the center of religious, educational and social life in Fedor community. First to sign constitution of congregation were A. Handrick, A. Symmank, C. Dube, P. Pahn, A. Suchy, A. Bleumel. First pastor was the Rev. . . . Map (db m205414) HM
5Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8141 — Bethel Union Baptist Church
On West Hempstead Street at South Dallas Street, on the right when traveling west on West Hempstead Street.
The La Grange Baptist District Association of Texas was organized in 1874. That same year, land was purchased in Giddings for a church that had recently been organized in a private home. A church building was soon erected, located south of the . . . Map (db m151372) HM
6Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8152 — City of Giddings
On South Main Street (U.S. 77) at East Richmond Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
County seat of Lee County. Named for Jabez D. Giddings (1814-78), of Washington County, one of four brothers from Pennsylvania who were Texas transportation pioneers and business leaders. The town was established as a shipping point when . . . Map (db m150321) HM
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7Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 18813 — Edward R. Sinks House
On East Hempstead Street near South Orange Street, on the right when traveling east.
Built around 1890, this American four-square house with offset entry was the home of Edward “Ed” R. Sinks (1854-1936), son of George Washington Sinks (1812-1892) and Julia Lee Sinks (1817-1904). George and Julia, both friends of Sam Houston, were . . . Map (db m179064) HM
8Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8146 — First Baptist Church of Giddings
On South Main Street (U.S. 77) at West Richmond Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
Founded 1872. In 1873 had 16 members, with J. Budd as pastor. First building (1881) was west of present site. Pastors serving 10 to 15 years in church's century of growth to 300 members: Q. T. Simpson, W. W. Burr, Peter DeYoung, H. L. . . . Map (db m150322) HM
9Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8150 — First Presbyterian Church
On South Grimes Street at East Hempstead Street, on the right when traveling north on South Grimes Street.
Founded 1876, with thirteen charter members, under the direction of Rev. H. B. Burr and Rev. R. H. Byers. Edifice designed and built in 1886 by the ruling elder, Frank Morris. Annex constructed in 1952. Oldest church building in Giddings in . . . Map (db m126748) HM
10Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8148 — First United Methodist Church of Giddings
On Monroe Street west of South Williams Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Founded 1871 with 24 charter members; first congregation to be organized in community, before platting of town in 1872. The Rev. William C. Lewis was first pastor. Early trustees included W. H. Cherry, Thomas Cox, R. D. McClellan, P. H. Merchant, . . . Map (db m179077) HM
11Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8151 — Fletcher Home
On East Hempstead Street at South Grimes Street, on the right when traveling west on East Hempstead Street.
Built by August W. Schubert, 1879. Bought 1894 by Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, to house a ministerial college, which closed prior to 1900. Sold to Baylis J. Fletcher, Lee County Treasurer and legislator. Presently owned by the Fletcher family. . . . Map (db m126747) HM
12Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8164 — General Robert E. Lee / Colonel Robert E. LeeCounty named for beloved Confederate General Robert E. Lee — Colonel Robert E. Lee In Texas 1857-1861 —
On South Main Street (U.S. 77) at East Hempstead Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
(front) County named for beloved Confederate General Robert E. Lee Led army of Northern Virginia which included famed Hood's Texas Brigade. He said about them "I never ordered that brigade to hold a position that they did not . . . Map (db m126750) HM
13Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8153 — J. D. Giddings Lodge No. 280, A. F. & A. M.
On East Hempstead Street at South Leon Street, on the right when traveling west on East Hempstead Street.
Chartered by the Grand Lodge of Texas in 1865, this Masonic Lodge had its beginnings in the community of Evergreen (about 5 mi. N). Relocated to the new town of Giddings in 1872 after the railroad bypassed Evergreen, the lodge has played an . . . Map (db m179051) HM
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14Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8154 — James Goucher
Near County Road 217, 0.6 miles south of County Route 216, on the left when traveling south.
In this grave rests James Goucher and five members of his family murdered by Indians November 26, 1836. With the true pioneering spirit he had opened the first road from San Felipe to the settlements on the Colorado, known for many years as . . . Map (db m84810) HM
15Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8165 — Lee County
On South Main Street (U.S. 77) north of East Richmond Street, on the right when traveling north.
Located on Old San Antonio Road, on land surveyed in 1821 as part of the original colony of Moses and Stephen F. Austin. In 1854 became site of major settlement by Wend from northern Europe, led by Pastor Johann Kilian. Had only school . . . Map (db m111932) HM
16Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8166 — Lee County Courthouse
On South Main Street (U.S. 77) north of East Richmond Street, on the right when traveling north.
Designed by J. R. Gordon along lines similar to New York State Capitol and several buildings at Harvard University. Classified as Richardsonian Romanesque style, after the famous Louisiana-born architect Henry H. Richardson. Built by . . . Map (db m111930) HM
17Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8180 — Milton Garrett York, Sr.
On South Main Street (U.S. 77) at East Richmond Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
Milton Garrett York was born in East Texas (San Augustine County) on Sept. 5, 1843. After the death of his parents, Aaron and Ruth (Lucas) York, he went to live with an uncle in Arkansas. Milton returned to Texas about 1860 and briefly taught school . . . Map (db m126746) HM
18Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 16066 — Serbin
On County Road 211 at County Road 212, on the left when traveling east on County Road 211.
Here in 1854 under the leadership of Rev. John Kilian Ev. Lutheran pastor about 600 Wends seeking religious liberty established the first Wendish settlement in TexasMap (db m84606) HM
19Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8176 — Serbin
On Farm to Market Road 2239 at County Road 209, on the left when traveling west on Road 2239.
Trilingual (Wendish-German-English) community founded 1854 by 588 Wends under leadership of the Rev. John Kilian. The Rev. Kilian (Evangelical Lutheran) named place Serbin because the Wends were descendants of Serbs. A thriving town 1865-1890; . . . Map (db m84607) HM
20Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8178 — Shorter Chapel, A. M. E. Church
On West Houston Street at North Titus Street, on the right when traveling west on West Houston Street.
Organized in 1875, this was one of the first black churches in Giddings. The congregation was named for the Rev. James A. Shorter (1817-1887), ninth bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Rev. Anthony Anderson (1843-1922), one of the . . . Map (db m179041) HM
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21Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8174 — St. Paul Baptist Church
On West Hempstead Street at South Dallas Street, on the right when traveling west on West Hempstead Street.
This congregation was organized in 1870 by ex-slaves Bob Bennett, James Collier, Andrew Jackson, Elijah Lewis, Alfred Williams, Steve Williams, Henry Wilson, and their families. They worshiped first in a residence provided by Alford Williams, then . . . Map (db m151371) HM
22Texas, Lee County, Lexington — 13130 — Adina Cemetery
Near County Highway 309, 2.2 miles north of County Highway 696, on the right when traveling west.
Following his service in the Civil War, Alabama native R.L. Cain came to Texas and settled in this area. In 1867, he deeded five acres to Lee County for a cemetery for this area, known then as Cain School community. The settlement's name changed to . . . Map (db m205355) HM
23Texas, Lee County, Lexington — 8157 — Indian Camp Branch
On U.S. 77 at South Rockdale Street (Farm to Market Road 696), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 77.
Located along an old buffalo trail, this creek was once fed by a spring and was a favorite camping place for Indian hunting parties. It was named Indian Camp Branch by James Shaw (1808-1879), a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21, 1836), . . . Map (db m205378) HM
24Texas, Lee County, Lexington — 18023 — Lexington Masonic Lodge No. 138
On Main Street at Fourth Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
Chartered in 1854, when Lexington was part of Burleson County, the community's Masonic lodge was first named in honor of Andrew Neill, a Texas War for Independence veteran. The lodge's first officers were John M. Doak, Titus H. Mundine and John B. . . . Map (db m205360) HM
25Texas, Lee County, Lexington — 12026 — Lexington Memorial Cemetery
On County Highway 410, 0.2 miles east of U.S. 77, on the left when traveling east.
A Methodist Episcopal Church locally known as the German Methodist Church, was organized in Lexington in 1882. The church purchased two acres of land for a cemetery in November 1898. The first recorded burials on this site were those of two-year-old . . . Map (db m205391) HM
26Texas, Lee County, Lexington — Lexington Veterans Memorial
On Third Street at Wheatley Street, on the right when traveling west on Third Street.
A Tribute to All Veterans Who Served This Great Nation and to Those Who Paid the Supreme Sacrifice for Our FreedomMap (db m205364) WM
27Texas, Lee County, Lexington — 8147 — The First Baptist Church of Lexington
On Third Street at Burns Street, on the right when traveling east on Third Street.
The Rev. E.E. Lee of the nearby Prospect Church inspired elders John Claybaugh, J.W.D. Creath, D. Fisher, and J.G. Thomas, with nine charter members, to organize this church in Jan. 1855. The original building was erected later that year. The Rev. . . . Map (db m205374) HM
28Texas, Lee County, Lexington — 8167 — Town of Lexington
On Wheatley Street at 3rd Street on Wheatley Street.
Settled in 1837 in area then part of Burleson County; named for Massachusetts town where the American Revolution began. First inhabitants of the area were Tonkawa Indians. The first white settler was James Shaw (1808-1879), a young surveyor and . . . Map (db m205361) HM
29Texas, Lee County, Lexington — 8171 — United Methodist Church of Lexington
On North Rockdale Street, on the right when traveling north on North Rockdale Street.
The Lexington Methodist Episcopal Church, South, appears in the records of the east Texas conference as early as 1850, with the Rev. Jefferson Shook assigned as pastor. Its history, however, can be traced through the histories of four other Lee . . . Map (db m205369) HM
30Texas, Lee County, Lincoln — 8145 — Old Evergreen Tree
On Farm to Market Road 1624, 0.5 miles east of State Highway 21, on the right when traveling west.
Said to have sheltered in 1714 explorer Louis de St. Denis probably first white man ever here. Site of pioneer court trials in 1870's. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967Map (db m205415) HM
31Texas, Lee County, Lincoln — 8173 — St. John Lutheran Church
On Farm to Market Road 1624, 0.8 miles west of State Highway 21, on the right when traveling west.
With the assistance of pastors from neighboring communities, a Lutheran congregation was organized to serve the Lincoln community in April 1886. The Rev. Th. Wolfram arrived in 1887 to serve as St. John's first resident pastor. Ministers in the . . . Map (db m135701) HM
32Texas, Lee County, McDade — 16362 — Knobbs Springs Baptist Church
On County Highway 305 at County Highway 311, on the left when traveling east on County Highway 305.
Knobbs Springs Baptist Church has served this area since the mid-1800s. Settlers first came here in the 1850s, establishing the community of Knobbs Springs, and in May 1860, 16 charter members formed a church. The congregation's first building was . . . Map (db m205348) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023