“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Shelby County, Texas

Clickable Map of Shelby County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Shelby County, TX (13) Nacogdoches County, TX (114) Panola County, TX (20) Rusk County, TX (5) Sabine County, TX (31) San Augustine County, TX (31) De Soto Parish, LA (46) Sabine Parish, LA (8)  ShelbyCounty(13) Shelby County (13)  NacogdochesCounty(114) Nacogdoches County (114)  PanolaCounty(20) Panola County (20)  RuskCounty(5) Rusk County (5)  SabineCounty(31) Sabine County (31)  SanAugustineCounty(31) San Augustine County (31)  DeSotoParishLouisiana(46) De Soto Parish (46)  SabineParish(8) Sabine Parish (8)
Center is the county seat for Shelby County
Adjacent to Shelby County, Texas
      Nacogdoches County (114)  
      Panola County (20)  
      Rusk County (5)  
      Sabine County (31)  
      San Augustine County (31)  
      De Soto Parish, Louisiana (46)  
      Sabine Parish, Louisiana (8)  
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1Texas, Shelby County, Center — 7699 — C.S.A. Texas Muster1864 - 1964
On Austin Street at San Augustine Street, on the left when traveling east on Austin Street.
Held on this spot April 4, 1964, to honor Texans who made up the greater part of forces fighting in the Civil War Red River Campaign of 1864–1865, that prevented a Federal invasion of Texas. Descendants answering to roll call for soldiers . . . Map (db m110999) HM
2Texas, Shelby County, Center — 7681 — First Christian Church of Center
On Cora Street at Pecan Street, on the left when traveling north on Cora Street.
Formed in 1856, this congregation is one of the oldest in Shelby County. Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Day, Mr. and Mrs. George King, Major and Mrs. Alfred Truitt, Mr. and Mrs. Leggett, P.F. Southern, Council Billingsley, Alfred Padon, W.S. Dabney, and George . . . Map (db m160470) HM
3Texas, Shelby County, Center — 12191 — John Joseph Emmett Gibson(November 4, 1849 - September 14, 1831)
On Nacogdoches Street south of Shelbyville Street, on the left when traveling south.
John Joseph Emmett (J.J.E.) Gibson was born in Dublin, Ireland. Because of an illness, he was left behind with an aunt when his family immigrated to the United States about 1851. Gibson reportedly studied architecture in Dublin, and finally joined . . . Map (db m110998) HM
4Texas, Shelby County, Center — John O. Moosberg
Near Express Boulevard at Civic Center Drive, on the right when traveling west.
John Moosberg was born in Fort Worth in 1899. He received his education at Texas A&M University and moved to Shelby County in 1936 to serve as county agent. His tenure as county agent began with Moosberg realizing that Shelby County was losing . . . Map (db m111093) HM
5Texas, Shelby County, Center — Luke (Jack) Motley, Jr.
Near Express Boulevard at Civic Center Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Born in Tenaha, Texas, January 4, 1910 to Luke and Pauline Motley Sr. Moved to Center, Texas in 1937 to begin his banking career at Farmers State Bank serving as President 38 years and as Shelby County’s banker a total of 61 years. He was one of . . . Map (db m111106) HM
6Texas, Shelby County, Center — Malcolm S. Weaver
Near Express Boulevard at Civic Center Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Malcolm Samuel Weaver was born June 5, 1918 in Center, Texas. He served as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, World War II, where he met his wife, Constance Mary Stanley. Malcolm built custom homes and poultry houses throughout East Texas . . . Map (db m111094) HM
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7Texas, Shelby County, Center — Martin McCoy Middleton
Near Express Boulevard at Civic Center Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Martin M. Middleton, son of Drue and Maggie Middleton, was a lifelong resident of Shelby County. He married Shirley Faye Booth in July 1941, five months before the war started in December of that year. Soon after serving his country in the United . . . Map (db m111083) HM
8Texas, Shelby County, Center — Martin Weaver
Near Express Boulevard at Civic Center Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Marion Martin Weaver, Jr. was a driving force in the broiler, timber, and commercial/residential construction industries, building over 2,000 poultry houses across East Texas and Western Louisiana. As a proud lifelong resident of Center and an . . . Map (db m111086) HM
9Texas, Shelby County, Center — Poultry Pioneers Plaza
Near Express Boulevard at Civic Center Drive, on the right when traveling west.
In 1948, the farming income of Shelby County was disappearing due to competitive prices on cotton from West Texas and on tomatoes and watermelons from South Texas. To survive, it was imperative that the county and its farmers find an alternative . . . Map (db m111079) HM
10Texas, Shelby County, Center — 7694 — Shelby County
On Austin Street at Runnels Street, on the left when traveling east on Austin Street.
Part of the neutral ground, 1803–1819. Settled by Anglo-Americans, 1824–1836. In 1833 a district of the Municipality of Nacogdoches, known as Tenehaw. In 1835 became municipality of Tenehaw with Nashville as the seat of government. . . . Map (db m111000) HM
11Texas, Shelby County, Center — 7695 — Shelby County Courthouse
On Shelbyville Street west of San Augustine Street, on the left when traveling west.
Built to resemble Irish castle (1883-1885) by architect J.J.E. Gibson, from Ireland. Style is, in part, “Romanesque Revival.” In 1866 County records were held at this site after being secretly taken from Shelbyville by R.L. . . . Map (db m111028) HM
12Texas, Shelby County, Joaquin — 7688 — B.F. Morris and the Town of Joaquin
On Bell Street (U.S. 84) at South Chalk Street, on the right when traveling west on Bell Street.
Alabama-born Benjamin Franklin Morris (1827-1900) came to Texas in 1838 and settled in the area that became the pioneer village of Sarat. A prosperous farmer and rancher, he gave right of way through 500 acres of his land to the Houston, East & . . . Map (db m212225) HM
13Texas, Shelby County, Joaquin — 16832 — Brookland Cemetery
On U.S. 84 at Farm to Market Road 2787, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 84.
Georgia natives Henry L. and William Rubin Brook, brothers who married sisters Mary Jane and Caroline E. Henry, respectively, migrated from Alabama to Shelby County by 1850. Henry Brook settled 320 acres through an 1845 Republic of Texas Act . . . Map (db m160610) HM
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Jan. 28, 2023