“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 Franklin County, Texas

Clickable Map of Franklin 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> Franklin County, TX (14) Camp County, TX (25) Delta County, TX (7) Hopkins County, TX (22) Red River County, TX (24) Titus County, TX (11) Wood County, TX (73)  FranklinCounty(14) Franklin County (14)  CampCounty(25) Camp County (25)  DeltaCounty(7) Delta County (7)  HopkinsCounty(22) Hopkins County (22)  RedRiverCounty(24) Red River County (24)  TitusCounty(11) Titus County (11)  WoodCounty(73) Wood County (73)
Mount Vernon is the county seat for Franklin County
Adjacent to Franklin County, Texas
      Camp County (25)  
      Delta County (7)  
      Hopkins County (22)  
      Red River County (24)  
      Titus County (11)  
      Wood County (73)  
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1 Texas, Franklin County, Mount Vernon — 9840 — First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon
Led by Baptist missionary William M. Pickett, this congregation was organized on Oct. 5, 1849, one year after the Mount Vernon Post Office was established. Early worship services were held in a log building located about one-half mile east of the . . . Map (db m232766) HM
2 Texas, Franklin County, Mount Vernon — 9841 — First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon
Organized 1855, with 13 charter members: Mrs. Joel Arrington, Capt. and Mrs. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Parchman, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wylie Parchman, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Parchman, and Squire and Mrs. C. S. Yates. The . . . Map (db m232765) HM
3 Texas, Franklin County, Mount Vernon — 9843 — Franklin County
Formed from Titus County Created March 8, 1875 Organized April 30, 1875 Named in honor of Benjamin C. Franklin 1805 – 1873 Hero of San Jacinto District Judge of the Republic of Texas. Member of the . . . Map (db m119672) HM
4 Texas, Franklin County, Mount Vernon — 9842 — Franklin County Courthouse
Mt. Vernon was established in 1849 on land donated by Stephen and Rebecca Keith, and a public square was surveyed in the 24-acre plat. When Franklin County was created in 1875, Mt. Vernon was voted county seat, and a wooden building northeast of the . . . Map (db m232761) HM
5 Texas, Franklin County, Mount Vernon — Historic Roadside Park
The picnic area on US 67 in Franklin County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department - now Texas Department of Transportation. It was built from 1939-1940 using labor from the National Youth Administration, a Federal Works . . . Map (db m120299) HM
6 Texas, Franklin County, Mount Vernon — 98463 — Joshua Foster Johnson(September 27, 1824 - February 15, 1877)
Came to Texas from Tennessee in 1845, settling (1846) near site of Mount Vernon, which he helped found (as town of Keith) in 1848. Member 3rd Texas Legislature (1849-50); sponsored Mount Vernon Male and Female Academies bill – leading to public . . . Map (db m234991) HM
7 Texas, Franklin County, Mount Vernon — Providence
Primitive Baptist Church charted 1842. Oldest marked grave 1870. Land donors to expand are listed on the historical plaque located in the center of cemetery grounds. Perpetual care established in May 1968. Gate erected in 1980. Arch . . . Map (db m234989) HM
8 Texas, Franklin County, Mount Vernon — 18790 — Providence Cemetery
Established in 1845, Providence Cemetery served as a burial ground for the congregation of Providence Primitive Baptist Church. The church was organized in 1842 by William J. Caudle and his wife, Sarah Daffern Caudle. In the 1840s, churches provided . . . Map (db m234987) HM
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9 Texas, Franklin County, Mount Vernon — 9849 — Ripley Massacre
Ambrose Ripley and his wife Rachel (Wood) brought their family to Texas in 1837, settling near here in what was then Red River County. They established their home near the Nacogdoches Road (Cherokee Trace) and a stream now known as Ripley Creek. . . . Map (db m119349) HM
10 Texas, Franklin County, Mount Vernon — 9851 — Rutherford Drugstore
Oldest business in Mt. Vernon, opened in 1869 by John Griffith Lock Rutherford (1851-1936), Texas-born great grandson of American Revolution general for whom a Tennessee county was named. Young Rutherford began by handling a small line of drugs in . . . Map (db m119668) HM
11 Texas, Franklin County, Mount Vernon — Site of the Merchants and Planters National BankOrganized 1905 — Merged 1932 with the First National Bank of Mount Vernon —
The present building was erected in 1910 after a fire destroyed the original M&P bank building. The Merchants & Planters Bank and First National Bank merged in March of 1932, during the national "Great Depression," which began in 1929. The Mount . . . Map (db m120193) HM
12 Texas, Franklin County, Mount Vernon — 9852 — The Wright-Vaughan House
Residence of Mt. Vernon's first physician, William C. Wright (1820-1890), a North Carolinian who married Mary Rutherford in Tennessee and moved here in 1850. About 1870, Dr. Wright built this house, making earlier home into hospital. (It was so used . . . Map (db m232763) HM
13 Texas, Franklin County, Mt. Vernon — 9844 — Gray Rock Cemetery
Unmarked graves here may date from the 1840s, when the nearby town of Gray Rock was settled along a frontier highway of the 411 marked graves, the oldest is that of an infant, Lula Smith, who died Feb.15, 1872. Although the land was deeded to two . . . Map (db m186654) HM
14 Texas, Franklin County, Mt. Vernon — 9850 — Rockhill Cemetery
This burial ground served the farming community of Rockhill, settled after the Civil War (1861–65). The high childhood mortality rate of that era accounts for many graves here. Earliest known burial was Mary Hitchens who died about 1875 at . . . Map (db m160938) HM
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Dec. 5, 2023