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Historical Markers and War Memorials in McLennan County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of McLennan 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 McLennan County, TX (132) Bell County, TX (163) Bosque County, TX (19) Coryell County, TX (11) Falls County, TX (27) Hill County, TX (61) Limestone County, TX (39)  McLennanCounty(132) McLennan County (132)  BellCounty(163) Bell County (163)  BosqueCounty(19) Bosque County (19)  CoryellCounty(11) Coryell County (11)  FallsCounty(27) Falls County (27)  HillCounty(61) Hill County (61)  LimestoneCounty(39) Limestone County (39)
Waco is the county seat for McLennan County
Adjacent to McLennan County, Texas
      Bell County (163)  
      Bosque County (19)  
      Coryell County (11)  
      Falls County (27)  
      Hill County (61)  
      Limestone County (39)  
 
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1Texas, McLennan County, Bruceville-Eddy — 1386 — Eddy Methodist Church
On West 3rd Street (Farm to Market Road 107) at Ausborn Street, on the right when traveling west on West 3rd Street.
In 1868 a congregation of Methodists living in the Bell and McLennan County region between Elm and Bull Hide Creeks erected a simple sanctuary at the site of a nearby cedar log toll bridge. The Rev. James Peeler, a Waco district Methodist Circuit . . . Map (db m150653) HM
2Texas, McLennan County, Bruceville-Eddy — 1628 — First Baptist Church — of Eddy
On Washington Street at Eagle Drive, on the left when traveling north on Washington Street.
Organized as Sage Chapel in 1875, this congregation moved its one-room frame sanctuary two miles east to the new town of Eddy in 1882. The church building also served as a schoolhouse for the community, and the local Methodist congregation shared . . . Map (db m150633) HM
3Texas, McLennan County, Bruceville-Eddy — 3229 — Martin Irons
On South Old Bruceville Road at Interstate 35 Frontage Road, on the left when traveling west on South Old Bruceville Road.
A native of Scotland, Martin Irons (1833-1900) came to the United States at the age of fourteen as a machinist's apprentice. After learning the trade, he lived and worked in numerous places throughout the country. By 1884,he was employed as a . . . Map (db m150677) HM
4Texas, McLennan County, Crawford — 13191 — Crawford
On North Lone Star Parkway (State Highway 317) at 5th Street (County Route 185), on the right when traveling north on North Lone Star Parkway.
Located in an area of McLennan County once inhabited by Tonkawa Indians, the community of Crawford grew slowly from an 1850s settlement centered around Tonk Crossing (two miles northeast). The first townsite was at the crossroads of the Waco to . . . Map (db m88484) HM
5Texas, McLennan County, Hewitt — 12141 — Stanford Chapel Cemetery
On Chapel Road at Hambleton Drive, on the right when traveling west on Chapel Road.
This cemetery is named for the Reverend Thomas Stanford, a pioneer Methodist minister who moved to Texas from Arkansas in 1862 with his wife and family. They, with the E. R. Barcus Family, established a school, church and cemetery. The Stanfords' . . . Map (db m201899) HM
6Texas, McLennan County, Lorena — 3122 — Lorena Cemetery
On Front Street south of Lowry Lane, on the right when traveling south.
The original two-acre tract of this burial ground was set aside for the pioneer settlers of the area by Daniel Aerl, who is interred here. The establishment of the cemetery on December 12, 1881, was in conjunction with the sale of sixty acres of . . . Map (db m152256) HM
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7Texas, McLennan County, Lorena — McBrayer City Park — Brigadier General James D. McBrayer, Jr., USMC, Nature Trail
Near Center Street north of South Front Street, on the right when traveling west.
The McBrayer family donated lands for McBrayer City Park in 1983. The Nature Trail is dedicated to honor the service of a native son of Lorena, Brigadier General James D. McBrayer Jr., USMC (1916-2006). McBrayer is a graduate of the U.S. Naval . . . Map (db m152339) HM
8Texas, McLennan County, Lorena — 5372 — The Lorena United Methodist Church
On South Bordon Street at Betties Street, on the right when traveling north on South Bordon Street.
This church was organized in 1881 under the Rev. E.R. Barcus as pastor. The congregation met at first in the Baptist Church building. Trustees Herbert J. Hudson, A.J. Pool, and H.C. Williams bought the site and supervised the construction of the . . . Map (db m117610) HM
9Texas, McLennan County, Mart — 1652 — First Baptist Church of Mart
On East Texas Avenue (Farm to Market Road 164) at North Criswell Street, on the left when traveling east on East Texas Avenue.
The Rev. Thomas D. Suttle (1840-1900) and 18 Baptists assembled on April 28, 1878, under a large elm tree at the present site of Mart City Cemetery (1 Mi.SE). There they organized the first church in the town of Mart, originally named Willow . . . Map (db m208836) HM
10Texas, McLennan County, Mart — 1653 — Site of Organization of the First Baptist Church of Mart
On South Johnson Street, 0.2 miles south of East Navarro Street.
In Jan. 1878, local Baptist met at H.J. Breland's home to hear the Rev. C.C. Hardwick preach.Three months later, on April 28, 1878, eighteen Baptists gathered under a large elm tree at this site to organize the first church in the community of . . . Map (db m208837) HM
11Texas, McLennan County, Mart — 15253 — Watson Feed Store
On East Texas Avenue (State Highway 164) at South Main Street, on the right when traveling east on East Texas Avenue.
Ruff Watson (1879-1950) bought this site in 1903 and established the R. Watson Feed Store. He offered a variety of goods and services, including feed, seed, wood and coal, as well as a slaughterhouse, butcher shop and leather goods store. He built . . . Map (db m208834) HM
12Texas, McLennan County, Moody — 1657 — First Baptist Church of Moody
On Avenue E at 1st Street, on the right when traveling south on Avenue E.
The First Baptist Church of Moody was organized in 1855 in the community of Perry (2 mi. N), with Elder S.G. O'Bryan serving as first pastor. Another early minister, the Rev. John McClain, had been present at the church's organization and served the . . . Map (db m88298) HM
13Texas, McLennan County, Riesel — 16567 — Friedens Cemetery
On East Lake Creek Road (Farm to Market Road 1860) 0.2 miles west of Grassland Road, on the right when traveling east.
In 1903, eight local families formed a German Lutheran Church, later known as Friedens Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ. Associated with the church, a burial ground was also established on this property, which was donated by Philip . . . Map (db m208796) HM
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14Texas, McLennan County, Riesel — 14781 — Friedens Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ
On South Wiebusch Street at East Alexander Street, on the right when traveling north on South Wiebusch Street.
German immigrants helped settle Riesel in the late 19th century. In July 1903, eight families organized the Friedens (Peace) Church. After meeting in a schoolhouse, the congregation built its own sanctuary two miles east of Riesel (present . . . Map (db m208794) HM
15Texas, McLennan County, Riesel — 4265 — Riesel
On North Memorial Street (State Highway 6) at East Frederick Street, on the left when traveling north on North Memorial Street.
Fertile soil, good water, and available rail transportation attracted cotton farmers to this area after the Civil War. They were soon joined by German settlers from Washington County led by the Rev. Friedrick von Schleumbach. A nearby postal station . . . Map (db m208793) HM
16Texas, McLennan County, Ross — 36th Division Memorial
On Ross Road, 0.1 miles west of North Katy Road, on the right when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m212091) WM
17Texas, McLennan County, Ross — 2810 — John Silas Edens
Near Ross Road, 1 mile west of North Katy Road.
Arkansas native John Silas Edens (b. December 15, 1820) arrived in present-day Houston County, Texas, in 1831. He served in the Republic of Texas Army in 1836 then joined the Texas Rangers and participated in several Indian campaigns in 1841. He . . . Map (db m212114) HM
18Texas, McLennan County, Ross — Milan Dujka — 1915-1994
On Ross Road, 0.1 miles west of North Katy Road, on the right when traveling west.
"Texas" 36th Infantry Division World War II 1940 - 1945 Generous contribution to the Ross Ballpark Restoration Project made by the family of life long Ross resident and former Ross fence buster Milan Dujka 1915-1994 SSGT Dujka . . . Map (db m212092) WM
19Texas, McLennan County, Ross — 4352 — Ross
On Ross Road, 0.1 miles North Katy Road.
This community has historic ties to the settlement of White Rock (1 Mi. W), one of the earliest in McLennan County. When the rail terminus was established here in 1873, bypassing White Rock, residents moved to the new town that developed. It was . . . Map (db m212152) HM
20Texas, McLennan County, Ross — 5784 — White Rock Cemetery
Near Ross Road, 1 mile west of North Katy Road.
Although local tradition claims this cemetery began with the burial of a drifter in 1855, the first recorded burial was that of Elizabeth A. Bennett in 1856. The cemetery served the communities of White Rock, West, Elm Mott, Gholson, Ross, and Waco. . . . Map (db m212115) HM
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21Texas, McLennan County, Tours — 13283 — St. Martin Cemetery
On Heritage Parkway (Farm to Market Road 2311) 0.2 miles west of St. Martins Church Road, on the left when traveling west.
A wagon train of German Catholic Settlers from Teutopolis, Illinois arrived in this area on November 11, 1874, the Feast Day of St. Martin of Tours. That year, they built and dedicated a log cabin Church to St. Martin. The John Deiterman family . . . Map (db m161699) HM
22Texas, McLennan County, Tours — 5511 — Tours Community
On St. Martins Church Road at Big Bass Road, on the left when traveling east on St. Martins Church Road.
The first settlers to this area came by wagon from Teutopolis, Illinois, in 1872. Having arrived on St. Martin's day, November 11, they called the settlement Martinsville. The name was later changed to Tours in honor of the city in France where . . . Map (db m161693) HM
23Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 143rd Infantry 36th Division Memorial — Arms Secure Peace
Near Texas Ranger Trail at Interstate 35 Frontage Road, in the median.
143rd Infantry 36th Division Dedicated in Reverent Memory of and to Proudly Honor All Who Served June 3 1989Map (db m177842) WM
24Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 103 — Albert Turner Clifton House
On Austin Avenue at North 26th Street, on the left when traveling west on Austin Avenue.
Built in 1921 for the family of prominent Waco businessman and civic leader Albert Turner Clifton (1879-1948), this house is a fine example of the Tudor revival style of architecture. Outstanding features of the house include its steeply pitched . . . Map (db m203510) HM
25Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 111 — Alexander McKinza — (1815 - About 1874)
Near Rock Creek Road, 0.2 miles north of Steinbeck Bend Drive.
In 1834 Alexander McKinza moved to Nacogdoches, Texas, from his native Alabama. During the Texas War for Independence, he joined the Sabine Volunteers under Capt. Benjamin F. Bryant and fought at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836. McKinza . . . Map (db m203523) HM
26Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 118 — Alico Building
On Austin Avenue at North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on Austin Avenue.
Designed and built by Sanguinet & Staats and Roy E. Lane, the 22-story home office of the Amicable Life Insurance Co. was erected in 1911 as publicity for the new firm. The structure's Beaux Arts styling features rich terra cotta details on the top . . . Map (db m203361) HM
27Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 241 — Austin Avenue Methodist Church
On Austin Avenue at South 13th Street, on the left when traveling west on Austin Avenue.
Designed by R.H. Hunt, this edifice is a substantial interpretation of Gothic architecture. It was built in 1925 during the ministry of the Rev. Cullom H. Booth. The two-story equivalent brick structure, which rests on a raised basement, features a . . . Map (db m203503) HM
28Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 242 — Austin Avenue United Methodist Church
On Austin Avenue at South 13th Street, on the left when traveling west on Austin Avenue.
At the close of the nineteenth century, when it was determined that Waco's Fifth Street Methodist Episcopal Church, South (now First United Methodist Church) had grown too large, its members petitioned the denominational conference for the . . . Map (db m203501) HM
29Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 341 — Baylor University
Near MP Daniel Esplanade at South 5th Street, on the right when traveling north.
World's largest Baptist University. Founded under charter issued by Congress of Republic of Texas on Feb. 1, 1845, and in continuous operation ever since. Named for Judge R. E. B. Baylor (1791-1873), a native of Kentucky, an 1820s United . . . Map (db m180289) HM
30Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 12073 — Bell's Hill School
On South 22nd Street at Cleveland Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South 22nd Street.
In March 1886, Joseph D. Bell drilled Waco's first artesian well, and the area around the well became known as Bell's Hill. The Waco School District opened the Sixth District School at 6th and Franklin streets in 1889; it was moved to a new . . . Map (db m203514) HM
31Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 465 — Bosque River Crossing of the 1841 Texan Santa Fe Expedition
On Eichelberger Crossing, on the right when traveling north.
Sent by the Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar to establish trade and expand Texas' legal boundaries, the members of the 1841 Texan Santa Fe Expedition met with a number of hardships endeavoring to carry out their mission. On July 6, . . . Map (db m157032) HM
32Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 466 — Bosqueville Baptist Church
On Rock Creek Road, 0.4 miles north of Steinbeck Bend Drive, on the left when traveling north.
The Rev. S.G. O'Bryan organized this church in Nov. 1854. Frank Broadus, N.W. Crain, W.S. Gill, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Kellum, Henry Rogers, and Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Sparks were charter members. They met in a log schoolhouse, and later at Bosqueville . . . Map (db m203535) HM
33Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 467 — Bosqueville Cemetery
On Rock Creek Road, 0.2 miles north of Steinbeck Bend Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Burials began here as early as 1850 on 10 acres given by Little Berry White for a school and cemetery. A log schoolhouse at this site in 1853-54 served the Methodist and Baptist churches as a meeting place. Some of the unmarked graves were those of . . . Map (db m203520) HM
34Texas, McLennan County, Waco — Bosqueville Cemetery Memorial
Near Rock Creek Road, 0.2 miles north of Steinbeck Bend Drive.
In Memory of Veterans of WarsMap (db m203521) WM
35Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 468 — Bosqueville Methodist Church
On Rock Creek Road, 0.2 miles north of Steinbeck Bend Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Before organizing in 1853 this congregation met in homes. The following year services were held in the New Oakwood schoolhouse and later in the Bosqueville College. In 1875, under the leadership of the Rev. W. T. Melugin, the first building was . . . Map (db m203518) HM
36Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 490 — Brann-Davis Shootings — (April 1, 1898)
On South 4th St at Franklin Avenue, on the left when traveling west on South 4th St.
The city of Waco in the 1890s divided into two armed camps over the caustic criticisms of William Cowper Brann (1855-1898) in his magazine, "The Iconoclast". A gifted writer, Brann attacked many organizations, especially Baptists and Baylor . . . Map (db m84679) HM
37Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 15845 — Burleson Quadrangle
Near Speight Avenue east of South 7th Street, on the left when traveling east.
Dr. Rufus C. Burleson was the first president of Baylor's Waco Campus and Burleson Quadrangle was named in his honor. With the completion of Baylor's four original buildings - Old Main (1886), Georgia Burleson Hall (1888), The F. L. Carroll Chapel . . . Map (db m183672) HM
38Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 666 — Camp MacArthur — World War I Training Headquarters
On North 19th Street at Park Lane Drive, on the left when traveling north on North 19th Street.
Named for and dedicated by Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur, U.S.A., veteran of Civil War, outstanding officer in Philippines, 1898-1902, father of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Founded July 18, 1917, to train 32nd Division, National Guard, in first world . . . Map (db m203539) HM
39Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 14173 — Carroll Library
Near South 5th Street.
The Carroll Library has been a vital institution for Baylor since the early 20th Century. The need for a central library became clear when Waco University consolidated with Baylor University at Independence in 1886, resulting in the opening of . . . Map (db m204856) HM
40Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 14408 — Castle Heights
On Chateau Avenue at Central Place, in the median on Chateau Avenue.
This historic Waco neighborhood exhibits distinctive design features. W.T. Herrick and W.L. Wollett platted Castle Heights in 1923, naming it for nearby Cottonland Castle and its elevation above the commercial district. Notable elements included . . . Map (db m203512) HM
41Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 794 — Central Christian Church — Of Waco
Near Lake Shore Drive, 0.1 miles west of Hillcrest Drive.
Eighteen members of the Disciples of Christ denomination in Waco began worshiping together in homes as early as 1867. In 1870 they became charter members of a congregation organized under the leadership of the Rev. B.F. Hall, who came to Waco from . . . Map (db m203588) HM
42Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 926 — Cobbs-Walker Cemetery
On Hillcrest Drive at Cedar Ridge Road, on the right when traveling east on Hillcrest Drive.
This small family cemetery was begun in 1853 upon the death of Missouri V. Cobbs, infant daughter of County Judge John Allen Cobbs and his wife Eleanor. The graveyard contains one section with twenty-one graves of the Cobbs and related families, and . . . Map (db m203590) HM
43Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 978 — Columbus Avenue Baptist Church
On Columbus Avenue at North 13th Street, on the left when traveling west on Columbus Avenue.
On December 24, 1900, a group of Baptists living in the newly developed North Waco neighborhood gathered together at the home of J.T. Strother to discuss the formation of a new congregation. With assistance from the First Baptist Church of Waco, . . . Map (db m203506) HM
44Texas, McLennan County, Waco — Confederate Veterans Memorial
Near Texas Ranger Trail at North Interstate 35 Frontage Road.
In Memory of the Confederate Veterans Buried First Street Cemetery Erected by Appomattox Chapter No 2394 United Daughters of the Confederacy 1976Map (db m178013) WM
45Texas, McLennan County, Waco — Confederate Veterans Memorial
Near South 5th Street at Oakwood Avenue.
. . . Map (db m178511) WM
46Texas, McLennan County, Waco — Confederate Veterans Monument
Near South 5th Street at Oakwood Avenue.
In Memory of The Brave Men And Devoted Women Of The South By Pat Cleburne Camp United Confederate Veterans May 2, 1893Map (db m178513) WM
47Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 12117 — Congregation Agudath Jacob
On Hillcrest Drive at Lake Shore Drive, on the left when traveling east on Hillcrest Drive.
In 1870, only fifty of Waco's 3,618 residents were Jewish. The Hebrew Benevolent Association and Cemetery of Waco were incorporated in 1873. The association was Waco's earliest Jewish community organization. Its purpose was to support local Jewish . . . Map (db m203586) HM
48Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 13693 — Congregation Rodef Sholom
On North New Road at Richfield Avenue, on the left when traveling south on North New Road.
Waco's Hebrew Benevolent Association formed in 1869 and bought land for use as a cemetery. The organization received its charter in 1873. That year, a group of 25 Jews in the Waco area received a charter for the Eureka Lodge No. 198 from the . . . Map (db m203589) HM
49Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 1173 — David Smith Kornegay
Near Rock Creek Road, 0.2 miles north of Steinbeck Bend Drive.
Fought at San Jacinto, 1836 • Escaped the Dawson Massacre 1842 • Born in North Carolina 1810 • Died April 5, 1856Map (db m203522) HM
50Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 1255 — Doris Miller — October 12, 1919 - November 25, 1943
On Garrison Street east of Chestnut Street.
Doris (Dorie) Miller was reared on a farm in McClennan County, Texas, and attended Waco’s A.J. Moore High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the battleship “USS West Virginia” in 1940. The “West . . . Map (db m34637) HM
51Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 1271 — Dr. John Henry Sears — (October 9, 1826 - December 4, 1901)
Near South 5th Street at Oakwood Avenue.
A native of Virginia John Henry Sears received his medical education in South Carolina. Moving to Waco in 1854, he began his medical practice. After service as a Confederate surgeon during the Civil War, he returned to Waco and became a civic . . . Map (db m178515) HM
52Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 1277 — Dr. Rufus Columbus Burleson
Near South 5th Street at Oakwood Avenue.
Pioneer Preacher • President of Baylor University • • Born in Alabama August 7, 1823 • Died May 14, 1901 His Wife Georgia J. Burleson Born September 23, 1833 Died June 11, 1924Map (db m178507) HM
53Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 1335 — Earle Napier-Kinnard House
On South 4th Street at Jack Kultgen Freeway (Interstate 35), on the right when traveling north on South 4th Street.
Original two rooms were built in 1850's by John Baylis Earle. He married Emma C. Nelson; their children - J.B., Jr., Henry S., Nelson, Anne - were born here. Earle manufactured Confederate uniforms in mill built in 1861. Main house was built in . . . Map (db m203732) HM
54Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 14809 — Edward Ferdinant Forsgard
Near South 5th Street at Oakwood Avenue.
Edward Ferdinant Forsgard was born to Swedish immigrants Samuel Johan Forsgard and Mary Johnson in 1870 at their home at 115 Bridge Street in Waco. Edward, known as "Fuzzy," was the only one of the Forsgard's six children to survive into . . . Map (db m178184) HM
55Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 1454 — Elite Cafe
On South Valley Mills Drive at The Circle, on the right when traveling west on South Valley Mills Drive.
The first Elite cafe opened in downtown Waco in 1919 and was acquired by the Greek immigrant Colias family in 1920. The Colias brothers opened this Elite cafe in 1941 on "The Circle," a traffic hub built on Waco's suburban edge in the early 1930s. A . . . Map (db m68678) HM
56Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 22706 — Evangelia Settlement
On South 12th Street at Clay Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South 12th Street.
The Evangelia Settlement was established as part of a larger progressive social movement from the late 1800s. This movement was bolstered by women in churches who started initiatives to help the less fortunate. Results included the founding of many . . . Map (db m203517) HM
57Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 1681 — First Baptist Church of Waco
On Webster Avenue.
Organized in 1851 by the Rev. Noah Byars and four charter members, the First Baptist Church of Waco worshiped in the meetinghouse of the First Methodist Church until their own sanctuary was built at fourth and Mary Streets in 1857. It was . . . Map (db m212660) HM
58Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 1736 — First Lutheran Church
On Jefferson Avenue at North 10th Street, on the left when traveling west on Jefferson Avenue.
This congregation was organized in 1884 to serve Waco's Norwegian population. Originally known as the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Ebenezer Congregation, the church conducted worship services in Norwegian until 1916. In 1917, the name First . . . Map (db m203387) HM
59Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 1850 — First Presbyterian Church of Waco
On Austin Avenue at South 11th Street, on the left when traveling west on Austin Avenue.
Congregation established in 1855, with 17 members and two ruling elders. This building was erected in 1912, after two earlier structures were outgrown. In 74 years, church had only two ministers: Dr. Samuel A. King, 1863-1903; Dr. Charles T. . . . Map (db m203408) HM
60Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 18556 — First Street Cemetery
Near Texas Ranger Trail at North Interstate 35 Frontage Road.
As the oldest public cemetery in Waco, First Street Cemetery is the resting place for members of Waco's early and diverse community. Burials include veterans, Masons, Odd Fellows, Woodmen of the World, Knights and Daughters of Tabor and Court of . . . Map (db m178003) HM
61Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 1898 — First United Methodist Church of Waco
On Cobbs Drive north of Glen Lake Drive, on the left when traveling north.
In 1850 the Rev. Joseph P. Sneed and 23 charter members founded this congregation, the first church in the townsite of Waco. Services were held initially in a log cabin at Second and Jackson street. The Methodists shared their building with the . . . Map (db m130048) HM
62Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 12905 — Forsgard House
On North 4th Street at Kentucky Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North 4th Street.
Samuel Johan Forsgard (d. 1912) came to Texas from Sweden in 1855. Two years later, he married Mary C. Johnson (or Jonsson) (d. 1897) and moved to Waco. Their son, Edward Ferdinant "Fuzzy" (1870-1941), married Anna Marie Weaver (1877-1963), and he . . . Map (db m203695) HM
63Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 2139 — General Richard Harrison — (1821-1876)
Near Texas Ranger Trail at Interstate 35 Frontage Road, in the median.
One of a trio of brothers -- great grand-nephews of U.S. President Wm. Henry Harrison -- who all gained rank of General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Richard Harrison was a physician and statesman prior to army service. Won his . . . Map (db m177841) HM
64Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 16017 — George W. Carroll Science Hall
Near Speight Avenue east of South 7th Street, on the left when traveling east.
Carroll Science Hall was named in honor of businessman and philanthropist George Washington Carroll, who gave two separate donations of $60,000 and $15,000 to Baylor University for the construction of a hall devoted to science. In 1902, the . . . Map (db m205079) HM
65Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 15767 — Georgia Burleson and Early Female Education at Baylor
Near Speight Avenue east of South 7th Street, on the left when traveling east.
Baylor President Rufus Burleson (1823-1901) and his wife Georgia Jenkins Burleson (1833-1924) believed that female education was an important component of the life of Baylor University, and the two provided significant contributions to the cause. . . . Map (db m183668) HM
66Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 2171 — Gerald-Harris Shooting — (November 19, 1897)
On Austin Avenue at North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on Austin Avenue.
James W. Harris (1863-1897), editor of Waco's "Times -Herald" and Judge George Bruce Gerald (1836-1914) argued over an article the Judge wrote. It supported William Cowper Brann's controversial magazine, "The Iconoclast", which denounced, among . . . Map (db m84678) HM
67Texas, McLennan County, Waco — Going Up The Chisholm Trail — 1867
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard east of Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
“To those riders who passed this way ... their memories, honored in stone but written in our hearts” “Across the Brazos at Waco”Map (db m94683) HM
68Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 2248 — Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F & A.M.
On Columbus Avenue at North 8th Street, on the right when traveling west on Columbus Avenue.
The first attempt to establish Freemasonry in Texas occurred in 1828 when Stephen F. Austin and a group of Masons petitioned the Mexican National Grand Lodge for a lodge charter. Due to the political upheaval of the time, nothing became of the . . . Map (db m203383) HM
69Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 2345 — Hallie Earle, M.D. — (1880-1963)
Near South 5th Street at Oakwood Avenue.
Harriet (Hallie) Earle was born on her family's ranch near Waco. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Baylor University, and a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. In 1907 Dr. Earle became the first licensed female . . . Map (db m178231) HM
70Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 2423 — Hebrew Rest
On South University Parks Drive, 0.1 miles south of Jack Kultgen Freeway (Interstate 35), on the right when traveling west.
Jews settled in Waco in the 1850s. In 1869 the Hebrew Benevolent Association (HBA) was formed to assist the needy and provide interment in accordance with the laws and rites of Judaism. That year, the HBA acquired this property as a Jewish burial . . . Map (db m203734) HM
71Texas, McLennan County, Waco — In Honor and Remembrance
On North University Parks Drive, 0.1 miles south of Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
In Honor and Remembrance of the heroes and victims of September 11, 2001, and to celebrate the enduring spirit of all AmericansMap (db m203719) WM
72Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 2708 — Jacob de Cordova — (June 6, 1808 - January 26, 1868)
Near University Parks Drive east of Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Born to a Jewish family in Spanishtown, Jamaica, British West Indies, Jacob de Cordova immigrated to Philadelphia about 1830. After a brief return to Jamaica where he founded a newspaper, he became engaged in trade between New Orleans and Texas. He . . . Map (db m94685) HM
73Texas, McLennan County, Waco — Jacob's Ladder — Go Ahead, Give it a Try
On Cameron Park Drive, 0.2 miles north of North University Parks Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Are you ready for the challenge? Climbing Jacob's Ladder and counting the number of steps are two of Cameron Park's most beloved traditions. James Sturgis built the original ladder in the early 1900s. The ladder provided the Sturgis Family and . . . Map (db m203605) HM
74Texas, McLennan County, Waco — Lindsey Hollow — Discover the Legend
On North Park Avenue, 0.1 miles east of North 4th Street, in the median.
Upstream from Proctor Springs sits Lindsey Hollow, which features a soaring canopy of trees along Wilson Creek with hills covered in dense vegetation. Like Proctor Springs, Lindsey Hollow existed before Cameron Park came to life in 1910. The . . . Map (db m203602) HM
75Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 3302 — McLennan County Courthouse — (Built 1901-02)
On Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Seat of justice for county organized in 1850 by founders of Waco, to give the young city added strength. Ironically, until the early 20th century, county outstripped city in prosperity. This courthouse (the county's fourth) was built during . . . Map (db m141198) HM
76Texas, McLennan County, Waco — McLennan County Gulf War, Iraq War, and War in Afghanistan Memorial
On North University Parks Drive, 0.1 miles south of Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
In Honor of the Brave Men and Women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America Who Served and Perished in the Gulf War, Iraq War, and War in Afghanistan Those From McLennan County Who Died in Operation Desert Storm (Gulf War) . . . Map (db m204070) WM
77Texas, McLennan County, Waco — McLennan County Korean Memorial
On North University Parks Drive, 0.1 miles south of Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
In Honor of the Brave Men and Women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America Who Served and Perished in the Korean War Those From McLennan County Who Died in the Korean War Are Inscribed John A. Aimer • Hollis G. Wilson . . . Map (db m204057) WM
78Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 13418 — Mount Zion United Methodist Church
On North 5th Street (Farm to Market Road 1637) at Concord Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North 5th Street.
In the years following Emancipation, eighteen former slaves worshipped together on the banks of the Brazos River under an old oak tree. Records show that these men and women, both Baptists and Methodists were also allowed to worship in the balcony . . . Map (db m203609) HM
79Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 3581 — New Hope Baptist Church
On North 6th Street at Bosque Blvd, on the right when traveling north on North 6th Street.
In the years before 1865, some blacks in Waco worshiped at the city's First Baptist Church. In 1866 the congregation's pastor, Baylor University president Dr. Rufus Burleson, with the Rev. S.G. O'Bryan and Dr. Richard Burleson, organized a black . . . Map (db m203696) HM
80Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 3658 — Oakwood Cemetery
On South 5th Street at Oakwood Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South 5th Street.
Before Oakwood Cemetery was established here in 1878, this tract of land contained fair grounds and race track. The 157-acre burial ground is successor to "First Street Cemetery", oldest important cemetery in Waco. Many bodies from early . . . Map (db m178178) HM
81Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 16018 — Old Main
Near Speight Avenue east of South 7th Street, on the left when traveling east.
Old Main, completed in 1887, was the first building constructed on the Baylor Campus after the university's move from Independence, Washington County. Because of Baylor's limited resources, the building served as the primary location for both . . . Map (db m183666) HM
82Texas, McLennan County, Waco — Old Site of Texas Christian University — (One Block S.E.)
On N 19th St, on the right when traveling west.
A hundred people-faculty and students of Add-Ran Christian University (situated 1876-1895 at Thorp Spring)-reached Waco by train and marched 3 miles to this site on Christmas Eve 1895. By invitation, Add-Ran began to operate that day in unfinished . . . Map (db m209997) HM
83Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 14402 — Ole Canuteson
Near South 5th Street at Oakwood Avenue.
Ole Knudson was born in 1832 to Knud and Anna Knudson in Nordstokke on Norway's Karmψy Island. In 1850, the family, changing their name to Canuteson, moved to Illinois, where Ole wed Ellen Maline Gunderson, also of Nordstokke. At the urging of . . . Map (db m178229) HM
84Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 3957 — Paul Quinn College
Near Elm Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Garrison Street, on the left when traveling north.
Texas oldest liberal arts college for Negroes. Originally Connectional High School and Institute for Negro Youth, opened in Austin, April 4, 1872, by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, under Bishop J.M. Brown (1817-1893), who served 1872-1876 . . . Map (db m203738) HM
85Texas, McLennan County, Waco — Proctor Springs — A Beautiful Park Comes To Life
On North Park Avenue, 0.1 miles east of North 4th Street, in the median.
Before Cameron Park, there was Proctor Springs. In the late 1700s, the Waco Indians considered the springs sacred grounds. The ice-cold springs were used as a watering hole during frontier times and after the Civil War the site hosted June-teenth . . . Map (db m203595) HM
86Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 4130 — Proctor Springs
Near North Park Avenue, 0.1 miles east of North 4th Street.
One of numerous watering sites used by frontiersmen; a picnic spot for early Waco. Deeded on May 24, 1910, by Mrs. William (Flora B.) Cameron and family to city of Waco as original grant for William Cameron Park - named in honor of the deceased . . . Map (db m203598) HM
87Texas, McLennan County, Waco — Redwood Shelter — Gateway to the Great Outdoors
On Cameron Park Drive, 0.1 miles north of North University Parks Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Redwood Shelter is Cameron Park's main hub for outdoor sports, family gatherings and community events. Located in the middle of Pecan Bottoms, the area is the ideal spot to begin your outdoor adventure. Attractions like Jacob's Ladder, . . . Map (db m203608) HM
88Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 4304 — Robertson
Near South 5th Street at Oakwood Avenue.
The only father-son generals in the Civil War, except for Robert E. Lee and his son, are buried 1 block south. Gen. Jerome B.Robertson, Commander of Hood's Texas Brigade, Nov. 1862 to Jan. 1864, died in Waco Jan. 7, 1890. His son, Gen. Felix H. . . . Map (db m178186) HM
89Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 16893 — Rotan Drive
On North University Parks Drive, 0.2 miles north of Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Running along the west bank of the Brazos River, Rotan Drive developed in 1914 as a major new access to William Cameron Park. Beautification of land fronting prominent waterways was a major emphasis of the City Beautiful Movement. The creation . . . Map (db m201970) HM
90Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 12758 — Samuel Johan Forsgard
Near Texas Ranger Trail at North Interstate 35 Frontage Road.
Born in Klockergarden, Forserum, Sweden, Samuel Johan Forsgard (1828-1912) came to Texas in 1855 during the first wave of Swedish immigration to Texas. In 1857, he married Mary C. Johnson (1827-1897) in Austin and they moved to Waco to make a . . . Map (db m178014) HM
91Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 4863 — Site of Old Texas Cotton Palace
On Clay Avenue at South 13th Street, on the left when traveling west on Clay Avenue.
Founded in 1894, when Waco was cotton capital of the south. After first exposition to mark end of cotton season, original palace burned, was rebuilt, 1909. Exposition each November had grand royal coronation, nobility came from Texas cities, other . . . Map (db m203516) HM
92Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 5692 — Site of Waco Indian Village
Near Jefferson Avenue at Orman Street.
On This SiteStood the village of a semi-civilized tribe, the Waco Indians who made a treaty with Stephen F. Austin in 1824 but were driven out by Comanches about 1837 • From them the city of Waco, laid out by Major George B. Erath in 1849, takes . . . Map (db m203386) HM
93Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 12585 — Speegleville Baptist Church
On Speegle Road, on the right when traveling south.
Founded in the home of early settler and community namesake Israel Washington Speegle, this historic congregation formally organized in 1850 as Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. It was renamed Speegleville Baptist Church after the members joined with . . . Map (db m144945) HM
94Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 4444 — St. James United Methodist Church
On South 2nd Street at Clay Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South 2nd Street.
One of Waco's oldest churches, St. James Methodist Church was organized in 1874 by Father Anderson Brack (d. 1905). From the first worship services, conducted in a house near the Brazos River that served as a school for the black community, the . . . Map (db m203727) HM
95Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 4461 — St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church
On East Church Street at Taylor Street, on the left when traveling west on East Church Street.
According to oral tradition, this congregation began in 1886 as an evening Sunday school which met on Elm Street. The Rev. Charlie Gipson served as first pastor. A church building was constructed in 1906, during the pastorate of the Rev. L.M. . . . Map (db m177829) HM
96Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 4470 — St. Mary's Church of the Assumption
On Washington Avenue at North 14th Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Avenue.
Founded in 1869, St. Mary's Church of the Assumption is the oldest Catholic parish in Waco. Led by Father Bussant, the congregation erected its first sanctuary in 1870 at the corner of 6th and Washington streets. A second structure, built in 1879 at . . . Map (db m203505) HM
97Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 18271 — Stratton Stricker Building
On Austin Avenue at South 8th Street, on the left when traveling west on Austin Avenue.
In 1922, business partners Golladay Stratton, Sr. and Henry J. Stricker purchased land for their expanding furniture company. Architect Henry L. Spencer designed this 1923 Neoclassical Revival style building with general contractor S.B. Swigert . . . Map (db m203382) HM
98Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 5297 — The C.C. McCulloch House
On Columbus Avenue at North 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on Columbus Avenue.
Waco physician Josiah H. Caldwell (d. 1896) constructed a two-room house and detached kitchen on this site about 1866. Champe Carter McCulloch (1841-1907) purchased the property in 1871. Incorporating the existing structures, he built the present . . . Map (db m203359) HM
99Texas, McLennan County, Waco — The Clubhouse, Miss Nellie's & Anniversary Park
On North University Parks Drive, 0.2 miles north of North 4th Street, on the right when traveling north.
In 1902, the Waco Country Club completed the construction of a magnificent two-story club house atop a bluff overlooking the Brazos River. The all-wood mansion included white columns, reception rooms, an outdoor deck, a rooftop garden, tennis . . . Map (db m203607) HM
100Texas, McLennan County, Waco — 5314 — The Cottonland Castle
On Austin Avenue at South 33rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Austin Avenue.
Stone contractor John Tennant began this house in 1890, when Waco's cotton-based economy flourished. In 1906 Tennant sold the structure to Ripley Hanrick, a cotton broker, but it remained unfinished. With plans drawn by architect Roy Lane . . . Map (db m131557) HM

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