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Historical Markers in Leon County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Leon 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 Leon County, TX (14) Anderson County, TX (41) Brazos County, TX (61) Freestone County, TX (38) Houston County, TX (55) Limestone County, TX (39) Madison County, TX (8) Robertson County, TX (50)  LeonCounty(14) Leon County (14)  AndersonCounty(41) Anderson County (41)  BrazosCounty(61) Brazos County (61)  FreestoneCounty(38) Freestone County (38)  HoustonCounty(55) Houston County (55)  LimestoneCounty(39) Limestone County (39)  MadisonCounty(8) Madison County (8)  RobertsonCounty(50) Robertson County (50)
Centerville is the county seat for Leon County
Adjacent to Leon County, Texas
      Anderson County (41)  
      Brazos County (61)  
      Freestone County (38)  
      Houston County (55)  
      Limestone County (39)  
      Madison County (8)  
      Robertson County (50)  
 
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1Texas, Leon County, Buffalo — 9625 — Colonel Robert Simonton Gould(1826 - 1904)
On U.S. 79, 0.8 miles south of Interstate 45, on the right when traveling south.
Born in North Carolina. Educated at University of Alabama. Came to Texas in 1850. Practiced law in Centerville. Served as the first District Attorney, then as Judge in the old 13th Judicial District. Represented Leon County as member of . . . Map (db m158914) HM
2Texas, Leon County, Centerville — 16837 — First United Methodist Church of Centerville
On South Commerce Street (State Highway 75) at Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south on South Commerce Street.
Circuit riders Henry H. Cassady and George W. Tittle served local Methodists before a formal church organized in 1850. H. D. Hubert was the first appointed preacher in 1853. The congregation met in a schoolhouse before building a sanctuary in 1871. . . . Map (db m135877) HM
3Texas, Leon County, Centerville — 9624 — Fort Boggy
On Interstate 45, on the right when traveling south.
Pioneers who settled in this area about 1840 included members of the Middleton, Byrns, Staley, Erwin, Jones, Capp, Bloodworth, Philpott, Easton, Howell, and Hinton families. Nearby Kichai and Kickapoo Indian camps afforded these early settlers . . . Map (db m119705) HM
4Texas, Leon County, Centerville — 9628 — Leon County
On State Highway 75, 1.8 miles north of Farm to Market Road 977, on the right when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m119576) HM
5Texas, Leon County, Centerville — 9629 — Leon County Courthouse
On East St Marys Street (State Highway 7) at Commerce Street (State Highway 75), on the left when traveling east on East St Marys Street.
Built 1887 of slate brick, locally made. One of oldest Texas courthouses still in its original state. County created in 1846. County seat was moved from Leona to Centerville in 1850. Two earlier courthouses have occupied this site. . . . Map (db m119577) HM
6Texas, Leon County, Concord — 9619 — Concord Missionary Baptist Church
On County Highway 340 at State Highway 7, on the right when traveling west on County Highway 340.
The historic Concord Missionary Baptist Church was organized on April 21, 1855 by pioneer settlers prior to the establishment of the community of Concord. The first pastor was the Reverend W.A. Walker who is buried in the Concord Cemetery near the . . . Map (db m171600) HM
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7Texas, Leon County, Flynn — 17918 — Boggy Community
On County Highway 419 at County Highway 422, on the right when traveling east on County Highway 419.
With limited resources and many challenges, the Boggy Community was established in 1865 by Robert (Bob) Bowers, a former slave, and Celia North Bowers of the Keechi tribe. The Keechi Indians, until around 1835, maintained an agricultural village . . . Map (db m171602) HM
8Texas, Leon County, Jewett — 18465 — Hattie Barnes Adkisson
Near North Adkisson Lane, 0.1 miles north of Sand Bank Road.
Hattie Barnes was born January 2, 1886, in Jewett. Her family moved to San Marcos around 1908 where Hattie graduated from the Coronal Institute. Hattie married James Thedford Adkisson on May 12, 1910. They returned to Jewett and had two sons. . . . Map (db m171549) HM
9Texas, Leon County, Jewett — History of the Frisco Emblem
On North Robinson Avenue at Division Street, on the right when traveling north on North Robinson Avenue.
Few employees of the Frisco Railroad are acquainted with the history of the Frisco emblem or insignia which appears on timetables, advertising material, annual reports, calendars, etc., and is used by Employee Clubs on the rail road in making up . . . Map (db m171608) HM
10Texas, Leon County, Jewett — 12399 — James and Julia Anderson House
On Weakley Street at Harrison Street, on the right when traveling west on Weakley Street.
Ohio-born James Elgin Anderson (1836-1918) settled in Leon County in 1857. He enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861, serving with the Leon Hunters, Hood's Texas Brigade. After standing with Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox in 1865, Capt. . . . Map (db m171546) HM
11Texas, Leon County, Jewett — 9626 — Jewett Methodist Church
On South Broadway at Spruiell Street, on the left when traveling north on South Broadway.
The town of Jewett was laid out in December 1871 on the International & Great Northern Railroad line. By 1872 Methodists in the area were meeting for worship services in the home of William R. and Patience Horn Ellis. With the assistance of . . . Map (db m171547) HM
12Texas, Leon County, Jewett — 9634 — Manaen Turnbull Smith(1802 - 1886)
Near North Adkisson Street, 0.1 miles north of Sand Bank Road.
Georgia native Manaen T. Smith arrived in present Shelby County, Texas in 1822. He became active in civic affairs, and served in the Texas Army from October 1835 to January 1836. He was a participant in the Siege of Bexar in December 1835. He . . . Map (db m171550) HM
13Texas, Leon County, Leona — 9622 — Site of the First Court House Built in Leon County
On North Leona Boulevard (State Highway 75) at Farm to Market Road 977, on the right when traveling north on North Leona Boulevard.
Here a log building was erected in 1846. County officials installed Nov. 12, 1846 Geo. V. Lusk, Chief Justice Wm. Childress, Probate Judge Israel P. Reinhardt, County Clerk Wm. B. Middleton, Sheriff David Foster, Coroner Baxter King, . . . Map (db m119575) HM
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14Texas, Leon County, Oakwood — 9632 — Mt. Pisgah Church and Cemetery(two miles east)
On Farm to Market Road 542 at County Road 2421, on the right when traveling south on Road 542.
Although records do not indicate when the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery was started, the earliest marked grave is that of John W. Orenbaum (1852-1854). According to local tradition, the graveyard may also contain earlier unmarked burials. Interred in the . . . Map (db m211250) HM
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2023