Built of knotless pine lumber in 1888. First house of worship built by congregation who had been worshipping since 1839 in homes, groves and school. During this time the town of Dalby Springs emerged from farmland and grew into a summer health . . . — — Map (db m160935) HM
Named for Maj. Gen. Johann de Kalb - a hero of the American Revolution - upon suggestion (1836) of David Crockett, a visitor on his way to fight in Texas War for Independence. Other Texas heroes traveling through here were James B. Fannin and Wm. . . . — — Map (db m96648) HM
The Rev. William Stevenson led the pioneering efforts of Methodist Circuit Riders in Northeast Texas in 1815. He preached on both sides of the Red River, although Protestant Services were then illegal in the Spanish Territory of Texas. Methodist . . . — — Map (db m160916) HM
Five of the most prominent delegates to the Constitutional Convention of Texas, held March, 1836, hailed from Pecan Point, in this vicinity. Richard Ellis (an attorney and judge) was chosen president of the meeting and later served four terms in the . . . — — Map (db m96573) HM
Named for James Bowie (1799-1836), who fought for Texas freedom from 1819, when he joined the Long Expedition, to 1836 — when he died in defense of the Alamo.
Inhabited before 1800 by agricultural Indians, charted 1819 for . . . — — Map (db m96141) HM
James Bowie 1795 - 1836 James Bowie was at one time a farmer, a logger, a scout, a guide, a land agent, and a Colonel in the Texas Rangers. He is better known however for the knife that bears his name and his death at the Alamo.
Fighting . . . — — Map (db m170641) HM
Founded in 1883 with the Rev. J. C. Mason as first pastor, the Central Christian Church congregation built this structure in 1932. Construction was supervised by architect and church member E. C. Seibert (1878-1941), who used carefully placed . . . — — Map (db m96569) HM
“O great Confederate mothers,
we would paint your names on
monuments, that men may read
them as the years go by and trib-
ute pay to you, who bore and nur-
tured hero-sons and gave them
solace on that darkest day,
when they came home, . . . — — Map (db m196813) WM
The great great grandson of Patrick Henry; served army of the Confederacy before buying tract in Texarkana about 1873. Captain Henry was elected to Texas Senate in 1876. Built first brick home in city; donated site for Methodist church. A leading . . . — — Map (db m160827) HM
Hero of the Alamo
"They never fail who
die in a just cause"
Love of adventure
brought the young
South Carolinian to
Texas with James Long
in 1819. Romance made
of him a Mexican
citizen and won for
him in San . . . — — Map (db m96572) HM
A first lady of Texas. Wife of H.W. Runnels, member of Legislature 1857-59. During these years she and husband lived in Governor's Mansion, where she was the official hostess for her bachelor brother-in-law, Gov. Hardin Richard Runnels. . . . — — Map (db m160784) HM
One of the oldest cemeteries in Texarkana. Founded as "City Cemetery" in 1874, shortly after the town was established in December, 1873. Here lie the remains of some of the city's first citizens-plantation owners, the livery stable owner, country . . . — — Map (db m160780) HM
The Texas and Pacific Railroad founded Texarkana on December 8, 1873. Anthony Ghio and Col. R.W. Rodgers purchased town lots on the first day of sale. They and several other residents formed Sacred Heart Catholic Church under the leadership of . . . — — Map (db m160910) HM
Black composer Scott Joplin, often called the "King of Ragtime Music", was born in Texarkana, Texas, five years before the townsite was platted in 1873. His family lived in this vicinity, and he attended nearby Orr School on Laurel Street. His . . . — — Map (db m96570) HM
Local Episcopalians met on Oct. 30, 1876, at the Marquand Hotel to organize this congregation. The first parish meeting was held April 2, 1877. Citizens of all faiths contributed funds for the first church building, erected on property donated by . . . — — Map (db m160885) HM
Founded when Texas & Pacific railroad platted townsite and held sale of lots on Dec. 8, 1873, to open regional shipping point. Strategically located on famed Indian trail from the Mississippi to Mexico, site had already been named (for its . . . — — Map (db m202025) HM
In memory of the men from Bowie County, Texas and Miller County, Arkansas, who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country in the World War 1917 - 1918.
They and their comrades fought not for selfish gain nor for one foot of added . . . — — Map (db m196812) WM
Currently, only Federal office building to straddle state line. Present Texas-Arkansas state boundary (established in 1841 by United States and Republic of Texas) passes through center.
Each state had separate post offices until 1892, when first . . . — — Map (db m96566) HM