Born in Falls County. Son of early Texas settlers Albert G. and Elidia Anderson Gholson.
After 1858-1859 service with Texas Rangers, he re-enlisted in company under Capt. J.M. Smith, and in 1860 aided in the rescue of Cynthia Ann Parker, . . . — — Map (db m89697) HM
The town of Evant traces its history to an earlier settlement in this area. Langford Cove, founded in 1855 by Asa Langford (1820-1907), was located adjacent to and partly within the south boundary of the present town of Evant. A United States post . . . — — Map (db m89695) HM
Organized by Rev. Joe Price between 1874 and 1876 in Langford’s Cove community (later renamed Evant), the Evant Methodist Episcopal Church began with seven charter members: Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Winters, Mr. and Mrs. G.T. Winters, Mr. and Mrs. Edington . . . — — Map (db m89696) HM
The route once known as the Old Georgetown Road was in existence by 1854 and crossed the Leon River here. A ferry operated at this crossing as early as 1854 and was owned by R.G. Grant, a local entrepreneur and land developer.
The Bowstring . . . — — Map (db m69907) HM
A number of German immigrants who came to Texas in the 1880s settled near Coryell City and west of Gatesville. They organized the German Bethel Baptist Church with eleven members and the Rev. Julius E. Sydow in 1886, meeting in a schoolhouse east of . . . — — Map (db m217428) HM
An outstanding example of Second Empire Victorian style, often seen in Texas Courthouse design. Erected in 1897 on land donated by early settler R.G. Grant. Architect for this third Coryell County Courthouse was W.C. Dodson; builder, Tom Lovell. . . . — — Map (db m217429) HM
Built in 1910 and used until the mid 1970's, "The Depot" became the hub of commerce for Coryell County. When the route was abandoned and the building was to be torn down, the citizens of Gatesville responded. Through the Chamber of Commerce, a major . . . — — Map (db m217498) HM
Born in Warren County, Ohio, to Asahel C. and Meeky (Bobo) Bates, John Calhoun Bates completed his medical study at the Eclectic Medical Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1850. He then moved to Florida where he began practicing medicine. Dr. Bates . . . — — Map (db m217499) HM
Organized in 1856 with fewer than a dozen members, this congregation has been a part of Gatesville history for more than a century. The first meeting of the congregation was held in the Coryell County Courthouse, and early worship services were . . . — — Map (db m217497) HM
On January 15, 1942, the U.S. Army established a tank destroyer tactical and firing center near Killeen covering more than 100 square miles. Camp Hood (later Fort Hood) would be used to train fifty battalions of about 1,000 men each for World War . . . — — Map (db m186759) HM
County seat of Coryell County, Gatesville began in 1854 after the county was created. Richard Grant, an Indian trader and local landowner, donated the townsite. It was named for Old Fort Gates (1849-1852), which had been established 5 miles east for . . . — — Map (db m70078) HM
The Hammack Building is located on property once owned by John Chrisman, who helped survey the town of Gatesville in 1854. The building was constructed by W. W. Hammack (1860-1913) in the late 1800s. Over the years, the Hammack family leased the . . . — — Map (db m70111) HM
In 1895, members of the German Bethel Baptist Church (now Bethel Heights Baptist Church) established this graveyard as the German Baptist Cemetery. A.T. Voss deeded two acres of land to the deacons of the church to be used as a cemetery. The . . . — — Map (db m217424) HM
Noted Coryell County pioneer and pastor Jesse Graham was born in North Carolina. He moved with family to Tennessee and then to Alabama where he married Martha Jane Fanning and became a primitive Baptist minister. By 1850, the Grahams, who would have . . . — — Map (db m217500) HM
School classes were first conducted in a church tabernacle when Ireland was founded in 1911. The town was platted on the Coryell-Hamilton County line and named for Texas Governor John Ireland (1827-1896). A wooden frame school was erected in 1914, . . . — — Map (db m71782) HM
This congregation traces its history to the late 1860s, when early settlers of Jonesboro met together in a combination church-school Masonic Lodge building for worship services. W. L. Jones donated land for a Methodist church in 1871, and the . . . — — Map (db m119007) HM
This cemetery, probably named for noted pioneer educator D.R. Wood, was established with the 1858 burial of Sarah E. Shipman, wife of prominent local rancher John K. Shipman. More than 20 additional burials were recorded before John Shipman deeded . . . — — Map (db m92481) HM
First official state park in Texas; suggested the idea for the State Parks system. Originated with a 6-acre plot willed to Texas in 1916 by Mrs. Isabella E. Neff, mother of Pat M. Neff, Governor of Texas (1921-1925) Because Texas then had no state . . . — — Map (db m217215) HM
This church traces its history to 1893 when a revival was held in Oglesby. The official founding date of this congregation is September 1896. J.M.B. Gresham was elected as the first pastor of the church, which held services once or twice monthly . . . — — Map (db m217505) HM
This congregation was organized in 1891 as the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and boasted 56 members in its first year. The Rev. J. David Crockett served as its first pastor. A church structure built in 1891 was destroyed by a tornado in 1893. A . . . — — Map (db m217507) HM
This church was organized in 1884 under the guidance of the Rev. E. Berry, a pioneer area missionary and preacher. Originally located in the Bee House community (4 Mi. W), it was first known as the Bee House Missionary Baptist Church. Early worship . . . — — Map (db m217377) HM
Originally named for Swayback Mountain, the community served by this cemetery was named Wayback through a clerical error in 1884. The name was changed to Pearl in 1890 for the young cousin of postmaster E.P. Davenport.
In the early 1890s Pearl . . . — — Map (db m217403) HM
Worship services were first held in the Bee House community about 1878, then in the first Pearl schoolhouse on Cowhouse Creek. This church was organized in October 1895. The members bought three acres of land, built a sanctuary, and added to it in . . . — — Map (db m217385) HM
A group of Methodists gathered in the home of the Rev. John Wesley Shook (1846-1921) in the winter of 1875-76 to organize a congregation. Early worship services were held in the Hope Schoolhouse.
In 1890 landowner Charley Karnes (1854-1933) . . . — — Map (db m217389) HM
Evolved from a log cabin with puncheon floor and with split log benches to a modern plant with a gymnasium. Furnished its fair share of educated citizens.
In early days, a one or two teacher school. First trustees were J.H. Harrison, V.C. . . . — — Map (db m217397) HM
This congregation traces its history to 1886, when the Rev. W. M. Blakely and ten charter members organized the Basham Baptist Church in the old Basham School Building at the Smith Cemetery (ca. 1.7 mi. S). Basham Baptist Church merged with Salem . . . — — Map (db m71647) HM
Formed from Bell County
Created February 4, 1854
Organized March 4, 1854
Named in Honor of
Born in Tennessee in 1796
Member of the Bowie Expedition
tο the old San Saba Silver
Mines in 1831
A Texas . . . — — Map (db m217503) HM
John Raney Bertrand was born in Brazoria County, the son of French immigrants who came to Texas before the Texas Revolution. He was a partner in a mercantile business in Washington County for several years before leaving to join the Confederate Army . . . — — Map (db m217408) HM