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Historical Markers in Brown County, Texas

Clickable Map of Brown 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> Brown County, TX (30) Callahan County, TX (44) Coleman County, TX (36) Comanche County, TX (48) Eastland County, TX (47) McCulloch County, TX (21) Mills County, TX (22) San Saba County, TX (25)  BrownCounty(30) Brown County (30)  CallahanCounty(44) Callahan County (44)  ColemanCounty(36) Coleman County (36)  ComancheCounty(48) Comanche County (48)  EastlandCounty(47) Eastland County (47)  McCullochCounty(21) McCulloch County (21)  MillsCounty(22) Mills County (22)  SanSabaCounty(25) San Saba County (25)
Brownwood is the county seat for Brown County
Adjacent to Brown County, Texas
      Callahan County (44)  
      Coleman County (36)  
      Comanche County (48)  
      Eastland County (47)  
      McCulloch County (21)  
      Mills County (22)  
      San Saba County (25)  
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1 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 17641 — "Hey Paula"
It is estimated that the song “Hey Paula” has been played almost every day somewhere in the world since it was recorded in the fall of 1962. The song and its performers, Paul and Paula, exhibited the “Universal Lovers” image and theme that was . . . Map (db m220768) HM
2 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 13119 — Brooke Smith
One of ten children, Brooke Smith was born in 1853 to Paulina Thilman (Doswell) and John Snelson Smith, Jr. In Hanover County, Virginia. The family moved to Indiana in 1860 and then to Waco, Texas ten years later. There, Brooke became a clerk at . . . Map (db m220761) HM
3 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 528 — Brown County
Created August 27, 1856; Organized March 21, 1857. Named for Capt. Henry S. Brown; came to Texas in 1824; Indian trader and fighter, commanded a company at the Battle of Velasco, member of the Convention of 1832; county seat, Brownwood 1856; moved . . . Map (db m220746) HM
4 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 23448 — Brown County Jail
In 1901, Brown County commissioners determined their 1881 jail no longer met the needs of the county, and voters authorized the issuance of bonds to pay for the construction of a new facility. The commissioners hired Martin, Moodie and Co. of . . . Map (db m201806) HM
5 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 11768 — Brownwood Harvey House
Built in 1914 immediately east of the Brownwood Santa Fe Railroad Depot, this was one of a series of restaurants operated along the Santa Fe line by the Fred Harvey Company, product of railroad agent Fred Harvey's idea to provide superior food and . . . Map (db m220757) HM
6 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 12464 — Brownwood Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Santa Fe Railroad Depot has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1976 Brownwood Santa Fe Passenger Depot Railroad construction began in Brown County in 1884, and . . . Map (db m201803) HM
7 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 655 — Camp Collier, C.S.A.
Located 13 mi. southwest, this camp was one of a chain of Texas frontier posts a day's horseback ride apart from the Red River to the Rio Grande. Occupied by the Texas Frontier Regiment. Patrols and scouting parties frequently sent out kept Indian . . . Map (db m220747) HM
8 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 931 — Coggin and Parks Building
Brothers Samuel R. Coggin (1831-1915) and Moses J. "Mody" Coggin (1824-1902), prominent area ranchers, business leaders, and philanthropists, in partnership with businessman William Claibourne "Clay" Parks (1883-1916) completed this two-story . . . Map (db m220748) HM
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9 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 14008 — Courthouses of Brown County
Brown County, created in 1856 and organized two years later, has had four courthouses. Pioneer settler Welcome William Chandler donated land for the first courthouse, a log cabin. The county moved the building twice, first two miles to the Billy . . . Map (db m125933) HM
10 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 2273 — Greenleaf Fisk (1807-1888)"Father of Brownwood"
Donor of present townsite of Brownwood, Fisk was noted as a soldier, public servant, surveyor and businessman. The son of English parents, he was born in New York. As a boy he was so studious that he voluntarily gave up recess periods to read. In . . . Map (db m126061) HM
11 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 2586 — Howard Payne University
The Pecan Valley Baptist Association was formed by representatives of Baptist congregations in this area in September 1876. Meeting at Indian Creek in June 1889, the association acted on an executive committee resolution calling for the creation of . . . Map (db m220749) HM
12 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 2668 — J. A. Walker House
Brownwood businessman and civic leader J.A. Walker (d. 1944) built this home in 1901. A prominent Texas Baptist, he was an early benefactor to Howard Payne University. The Colonial Revival styling of the Walker home reflects his status as a leader . . . Map (db m220751) HM
13 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 2905 — Katherine Anne PorterMay 15, 1890-September 18, 1980
Born Callie Russell Porter in Indian Creek, Katherine Anne Porter moved to Hays County with her family following her mother's death in 1892. She left Texas in 1915 and worked as an actress, teacher, reporter, and publicist in such places as Chicago, . . . Map (db m220752) HM
14 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 16938 — Old Gray Mare Band
The 142nd Infantry Band of the 36th division of the U. S. Army began during the first World War. Band leader R. Wright Armstrong reformed the group in Brownwood in Nov. 1921. They played at such notable events as American Legion Conventions in New . . . Map (db m220759) HM
15 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 13663 — Prisoners of War at Camp Bowie
During World War II, Camp Bowie housed several thousand German prisoners of war. The first arrivals, many of whom were troops from General Rommel's division in North Africa, came in 1943. The U.S. Army allowed the prisoners to write and receive . . . Map (db m220763) HM
16 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 4150 — R. B. Rogers House
This Colonial Revival residence was constructed in 1904-05 by R. B. Rogers (d. 1935), a prominent local merchant and an active church and civic leader. The elaborate styling of the home features a distinctive two-story balconied portico with massive . . . Map (db m220753) HM
17 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 4918 — Site of World War II Camp Bowie
Huge World War II training base, Camp Bowie was a home of the "Texas" 36th Division and trained many other units, including the "Dixie" 31st, 4th, and 13th Armored; and 113th Cavalry. It was also Seventh Headquarters of Special Troops, Fourth Army. . . . Map (db m220754) HM
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18 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 12550 — The Rev. Dr. John David Robnett
Founder of Howard Payne University, John David Robnett (1845-1898) was born in Missouri, where he was educated at Westminster and William Jewell colleges and was ordained to the Baptist ministry. In 1883, Robnett was called to serve as pastor . . . Map (db m220766) HM
19 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 12549 — The Rev. Noah Turner Byars
Noah T. Byars (1808-1888) played an integral role in the establishment of the Baptist denomination in Texas. Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, he arrived in Texas in the early 1830s and set up a blacksmith/gunsmith shop at . . . Map (db m220764) HM
20 Texas, Brown County, Brownwood — 5746 — Welcome William Chandler
Credited with being the first permanent settler and first farmer in Brown County, Welcome William Chandler (1813-1870) arrived in 1856 with his wife Sarah, their children and several slaves. Their log cabin was a gathering place for other area . . . Map (db m220771) HM
21 Texas, Brown County, Early — 2426 — Heflin Cemetery
William W. and Pency (Williams) Heflin settled here in 1875. According to local tradition the first burial was that of a child who died in 1876 from eating wild berries as his family camped on the Heflins’ property. The earliest marked grave is . . . Map (db m89618) HM
22 Texas, Brown County, Early — 5712 — Walter U. Early
A native of Kentucky, Walter Urie Early (1868-1939) moved to Brownwood in 1893. He became a respected local attorney and in 1895 was elected city attorney. He was county attorney from 1900 to 1906, and served as district attorney from 1906 to . . . Map (db m72288) HM
23 Texas, Brown County, May — 12532 — May United Methodist Church
Methodists in this area were initially served by circuit-riding preachers. First to come to the region in the 1860s was the Rev. Hugh M. Childress, and worship services were held in private homes. In 1882, the Rev. Peter Gravis organized Mt. Zion . . . Map (db m85759) HM
24 Texas, Brown County, May — 5377 — The May Community
Originally part of a Mexican land grant given to Empresario John Cameron in 1827. May developed in the 1870s when several pioneer families settled here. Baptists and Methodists quickly organized churches. A one-room school known as Old Swayback . . . Map (db m89617) HM
25 Texas, Brown County, May — 5885 — Wolf Valley Cemetery
This cemetery originally served pioneer settlers of the Wolf Valley community, which began about 1875. The earliest grave is that of S.T. Tollette, who was buried here May 11, 1882. Also buried that same month were James Lyon and R.P. Ramsey. The . . . Map (db m89616) HM
26 Texas, Brown County, Zephyr — 1686 — First Baptist Church of Zephyr
The organizational meeting for this congregation was held at the home of John J. Driskill in 1886. The twelve charter members were first led by Pastor J.B. Greenfield, who served only one month, and then by J.A. Jarrett. The Baptist fellowship . . . Map (db m89651) HM
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27 Texas, Brown County, Zephyr — Original Location of Zephyr1863 – 1885
The first store and post office and 17 families were on the banks of Blanket Creek. Brown County Historical Landmark SiteMap (db m89653) HM
28 Texas, Brown County, Zephyr — 5948 — Zephyr Cemetery
The unincorporated town of Zephyr, located on land granted to early settlers Benjamin Head and Felix Wardziski, was established in the 1860s. As the settlement grew, a school was opened in the 1870s, and churches and businesses were established. . . . Map (db m89654) HM
29 Texas, Brown County, Zephyr — 5949 — Zephyr Gospel Tabernacle
In 1898 John N. Coffey (1847-1919) and John Schwalm (1825-1900) deeded this site for a community tabernacle. Townspeople donated labor and material to erect this open air shelter and to rebuild it after damage from a 1909 cyclone that devastated . . . Map (db m89652) HM
30 Texas, Brown County, Zephyr — 5951 — Zephyr Presbyterian Church
The congregation of the Zephyr Presbyterian Church traces its history to 1890. In 1909 members of the church and community volunteers, with the assistance of Swiss stonemason John Chailette completed a church building. Worship services were held . . . Map (db m89650) HM
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May. 29, 2023