A frontier settler from Monroe County, Virginia, Andrew Miller migrated to Texas while still a young man. In 1856 he settled in Comanche County near the Hamilton County line, he married Hannah Margaret Shockley in 1861. They had seven children. . . . — — Map (db m162206) HM
Born in Massachusetts about 1835, Massacred by Comanche Indians July 9, 1867, while protecting her pupils
Miss Whitney's grave is located 5 blocks north in the Graves- Gentry Cemetery.
School was located 7 miles northeast of Hamilton . . . — — Map (db m175616) HM WM
Described as a stout lady with an engaging personality, Elizabeth (Ann) Whitney confirmed that she could be strong, brave, and resourceful on one fateful July day in 1867. Ann was a teacher at a nearby frontier school. Suddenly, during the course . . . — — Map (db m177603) HM
Elizabeth (Ann) Whitney, a native of Missouri, accepted a teaching position at a newly erected rural school located about seven miles north of present day Hamilton in 1867. This school, called the Leon River School, was situated on a rise . . . — — Map (db m175572) HM
In 1875, C.K. Bell, future Attorney General of the State of Texas, built a wooden frame structure on the south side of the Hamilton square for his law office. Hervey Edgar ("H.E.") Chesley bought that building, moved it to this site in 1894, and . . . — — Map (db m175670) HM
Kentucky native George Freeman came to Texas in the 1840s. He fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, then came to Austin as Captain of the Treasury Guards. That group of about thirty former Confederate soldiers defended the State . . . — — Map (db m177602) HM
Judge James Allen Eidson was a confederate veteran and 1867 graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He came to Texas about 1869 after allegedly shooting a carpet bagger in his home state.
Judge Eidson passed the Texas bar . . . — — Map (db m175666) HM
Influential early promoter of Norwegian emigration to Texas; born Elise Tvede in 1815.
In 1846, after John Reiersen migrated to Texas to found the first Norwegian settlement in the state, she became editor of his periodical "Norway and . . . — — Map (db m175573) HM
Outgrowth of earliest known religious work in this county-preaching by Baptist elder D.S. Babb, 1867-73. Organized in 1873. Known charter members: Col. G.R. Freeman, S.C. Messer, J.P. Murphree, Mrs. Elizabeth Rice, Capt. A.H. Watson, and W.B. . . . — — Map (db m201883) HM
This elaborate Beaux Arts bank building was constructed between 1912 and 1913, for the Hamilton Bank and Trust Company, where it served until the bank's merger with Hamilton National Bank in 1943. Since then, the building has had a number of . . . — — Map (db m175635) HM
Created February 2, 1842 from Montgomery and Houston counties
Recreated January 22, 1858
Organized August 2, 1858
Named in honor of General James Hamilton, 1786-1857
Lawyer and Governor of South Carolina
Appointed diplomatic agent to . . . — — Map (db m120949) HM
Before era of this impressive courthouse, Hamilton County's government was housed in stores, a rustic school, a former livery stable, a 2-story building with top floor especially designed for a courtroom, and briefly in a saloon. Fire razed two of . . . — — Map (db m175594) HM
Created and organized in 1858. By 1860 had 489 people in 78 families from 15 states. Vote in 1861 was 86-1 in favor of secession. 60 farmers were organized as Hamilton County Minutemen, a unit of part-time soldiers. Others joined Confederate . . . — — Map (db m71706) HM
J.T. James and Z.C. Law had the town's first drugstore in 1876. Law, appointed postmaster used a small safe in official duties. In 1881 Dr. George Perry bought Law's interest, but the safe remained in the store. The first bank in county began when . . . — — Map (db m175620) HM
Built in 1906, this Warren pony truss bridge originally spanned the Leon River on a road (now County Road 222) about 7 miles northeast of Hamilton. Hundreds of steel rivets and bolts connect the 90-foot-long bridge. Triangle components often form . . . — — Map (db m195102) HM
John Thomas James was a pharmacist who moved from Missouri to Hamilton in 1876. He opened a drugstore (a simple frame building) on or near this site about 1878. Z.C. Law was his partner until 1885, when he was replaced by Dr. George F. Perry. . . . — — Map (db m175628) HM
Born in Larkinsville, Ala.; came to Coryell County, Tex., 1857, and Hamilton, 1860. Taught school here. Acquired much land; traded 200 cattle for C.C. Bumgartner's store and hotel. Helped found and direct Hamilton College, 1884-89. He was one of . . . — — Map (db m177604) HM
Built about 1900 by C.W. Cotton, this structure was originally a one-story brick and stone building used for mercantile stores. A second story was added in 1913 to serve as a meeting place for the Hamilton Knights of Pythias Lodge. Following World . . . — — Map (db m175637) HM
This bell was cast in 1856 by the Meneely Company of West Troy, New York. It was salvaged from a church in Pennsylvania, restored and purchased in 2004 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Methodist congregation of Hamilton, . . . — — Map (db m175671) HM
A pioneer community named Lookout began to develop in this area traversed by the Lampasas River and nearby Lookout Mountain during the 1870s and 1880s. Lookout School opened about one mile southeast of here in the late 1870s. This cemetery began . . . — — Map (db m155487) HM
The Perry National Bank building was constructed in 1923 on the site where the first mercantile endeavor in Hamilton had been erected in 1855. Built of native limestone and brick, this one-story Italianate commercial block structure features . . . — — Map (db m175667) HM
Organized Sept. 5, 1880, by Rev. John A. McMurray, evangelist of Central Texas Presbytery.
Its building of early 1880s was first frame church erected in Hamilton; used by other faiths on Sunday evenings for years.
Charter members . . . — — Map (db m202023) HM
Price Monroe Rice, son of Rufus P. Rice, one of the first pioneer children born in Hamilton County, built this building in 1912. He attended Law School at the University of Texas, and practiced law in Hamilton. P.M. Rice held various positions . . . — — Map (db m175665) HM
Built in 1908, the Rice-Eidson Building was originally designed to house the law offices of Arthur R. Eidson and his father, J.A. Eidson, two very successful attorneys. J.A. Eidson served as Associate Justice of the Third Court of Civil Appeals in . . . — — Map (db m175660) HM
First Episcopal church in Hamilton County. Services were begun 1868 in home of Mrs. E.D. Bell, Rt. Rev. Alexander Gregg; first Bishop of Texas, who rode here horseback from Galveston. Site given 1891 by Maj. C.W. Cotton. Building committee: S.D. . . . — — Map (db m167850) HM
Congregation formed by local settlers in 1850s. First known pastor was the Rev. J.H. Perry, in 1870. Among early members were families of Isaac Steen, J. Hogue Pierson, J.A. Eidson, Thomas Dean, and Dr. George F. Perry.
Pioneer ministers of . . . — — Map (db m175672) HM
Farmer, rancher, merchant, and ginner. Born in Ohio, in 1850 he moved to Pleasant Run, Dallas County, Texas. Married Miss Emily Beeman, the daughter of James J. Beeman, Dallas pioneer. Although a Unionist, as a loyal Texan he made shoes for . . . — — Map (db m226063) HM
In 1881, the Rev. John W. Hearn and Elder L.B. Hickman led 29 members in a newly organized Methodist church in Hico. The congregation held its early services in the Hico schoolhouse, and charter members included the L.T. Dillashaw, J.B. Hillyer, . . . — — Map (db m121023) HM
In the year 1846, the Republic of Texas deeded a large parcel of land to Captain Shewball Marsh. Subsequently Captain Marsh deeded the land to his daughter Abigail. As soon as the Civil War was over, Abigail married her sweetheart Col. W.M. Grubbs. . . . — — Map (db m232895) HM
John Rankin Alford was born in Tennessee in 1834, and he arrived in Hamilton County, Texas, in 1860 with his wife Martha Ann (Malone). The couple settled on Honey Creek and Alford began selling goods that he had brought with him by wagon and also . . . — — Map (db m177613) HM
This site on Honey Creek marks the beginning in 1856 of the settlement of Hico. Earliest families to locate here J. G. Barbee, James R. and Henry Fuller, Isaac Steen, Isaac and Thomas Malone.
In 1860 John R. Alford, a merchant, became the . . . — — Map (db m201779) HM
Founded in 1878 by five charter members, this church originally was named Kings Chapel. It was also known as Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church and as Dry Fork Church. The church deacons purchased land at this site in 1899, and when a post . . . — — Map (db m167851) HM
First church organized in Fairy. Chartered as "Martin's Gap Methodist Mission" on July 3, 1886, under the Rev. J. S. Moore. Charter members were Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Steward, Lee Anderson, and Mesdames Hattie Chenault, G. . . . — — Map (db m89613) HM