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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hays County, Texas

Clickable Map of Hays 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> Hays County, TX (141) Blanco County, TX (32) Caldwell County, TX (65) Comal County, TX (111) Guadalupe County, TX (81) Travis County, TX (508)  HaysCounty(141) Hays County (141)  BlancoCounty(32) Blanco County (32)  CaldwellCounty(65) Caldwell County (65)  ComalCounty(111) Comal County (111)  GuadalupeCounty(81) Guadalupe County (81)  TravisCounty(508) Travis County (508)
San Marcos is the county seat for Hays County
Adjacent to Hays County, Texas
      Blanco County (32)  
      Caldwell County (65)  
      Comal County (111)  
      Guadalupe County (81)  
      Travis County (508)  
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1 Texas, Hays County, Buda — 16255 — Antioch Colony
Antioch Colony was a rural farming community formed during Reconstruction by a group of formerly enslaved African Americans. Although freed from slavery after the Civil War, African Americans still found it difficult to purchase land. In 1859, Anglo . . . Map (db m93045) HM
2 Texas, Hays County, Buda — 10240 — Buda
Originally known as Du Pre, Buda was founded along a line of the International and Great Northern Railroad. Cornelia A. Trimble gave land for the townsite in 1881. The name “Buda” was adopted in the late 1880s, although its origin is . . . Map (db m52991) HM
3 Texas, Hays County, Buda — 10241 — Buda Christian Church
Organized in 1893, the Buda Christian Church met in the Methodist church building until a church was built on this site in 1903. After it was destroyed in a 1909 storm, this structure was built in 1912. Membership began to decline in the 1940s, and . . . Map (db m117936) HM
4 Texas, Hays County, Buda — 14464 — Buda School
The Buda school system organized from the consolidation of several 19th century rural schools, including Elm Grove (largest school in Hays County in 1876), Goforth, Turnersville, Mountain City, Antioch, Science Hall and Kellyville. In 1881, the year . . . Map (db m149501) HM
5 Texas, Hays County, Buda — 10242 — Buda United Methodist Church
This church was established in 1880 under the leadership of the Rev. Thomas Garrett, one of the pioneer Methodist circuit riders who conducted early services and camp meetings in the area around Mountain City (2 mi. W). It was the first church in . . . Map (db m149502) HM
6 Texas, Hays County, Buda — 10265 — First Baptist Church of Buda
In July 1882, the year after the founding of Du Pre, now Buda, M. Lawson, A. Teague and W. A. Hancock petitioned the San Marcos Baptist Association for the formation of this church. The first pastor was the Rev. D. A. Porter, ordained in the nearby . . . Map (db m117939) HM
7 Texas, Hays County, Buda — 17245 — McElroy-Severn House(Onion Creek Post Office and Stagecoach House)
The complex that includes the McElroy-Severn House/Stagecoach House and Onion Creek Post Office occupies a 51-acre tract of land on a high bluff above a branch leading into Onion Creek, about a quarter mile east of Buda. The post office and . . . Map (db m80186) HM
8 Texas, Hays County, Driftwood — 10248 — Camp Ben McCulloch No. 946 United Confederate Veterans
Hays County Confederate veterans and their families gathered for a reunion in the summer of 1896 and formally organized the Camp Ben McCulloch Chapter of the United Confederate Veterans. The gathering took place near this site at the Martin Spring . . . Map (db m93043) HM
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9 Texas, Hays County, Driftwood — 10258 — Driftwood Cemetery
This cemetery traces its origin to the building of a sanctuary by the Driftwood Methodist Episcopal Church, South, here in 1884. The sanctuary was built on two acres of land acquired by the congregation from David L. and Mattie Elizabeth Dorrah. . . . Map (db m205187) HM
10 Texas, Hays County, Driftwood — 10259 — Driftwood Church
Early Methodist Church services in Driftwood were held in the Reaves School (1 Mi. N) by the Rev. John Alexander Garrison (1849-1933), who served other small Hays County communities as well. The congregation began meeting here in 1884 after this . . . Map (db m205189) HM
11 Texas, Hays County, Driftwood — Driftwood Veterans Memorial
This Memorial Is Dedicated to the Men and Women Who Served in Our Armed Forces. We Shall Never Forget! Reverse Side Earnest Emil Albrecht • Roy Timothy Alexander • Chester Anderson • James Alfred Boyd • James Albert Campbell • . . . Map (db m205201) WM
12 Texas, Hays County, Driftwood — William B. Travis Heritage Trail
William Barret "Buck" Travis, an American lawyer and soldier, obtained a land grant from Mexico on April 10, 1835. The grant was located nearby and included Onion Creek, previously known as "Garrapata." Less than one year later, William B. . . . Map (db m205188) HM
13 Texas, Hays County, Dripping Springs — 10313 — Dr. Joseph M. Pound(1827-1914)
In Mexican War at age 19. Got M.D. at Louisville, Ky. In 1853, settled 2 miles from here. Home was clinic-hospital for young and old, rich and poor of area. As Civil War surgeon, he took Scarlet Fever. Sent home, he got well, joined frontier . . . Map (db m205092) HM
14 Texas, Hays County, Dripping Springs — 10261 — Dripping Springs Academy
Founded 1881 by W.M. Jordan, noted Baptist preacher. Its stone building was given to Pedernales Baptist Association 1883; then to Public School District, 1889. Second floor was added, 1920. It became property of Rambo Lodge #426 A.F. and A.M., 1952. . . . Map (db m205091) HM
15 Texas, Hays County, Dripping Springs — 10260 — Dripping Springs United Methodist Church
Methodists in the Dripping Springs area first gathered for worship in the one room log home of Dr. J.M. Pound in 1854. Two prominent 19th-century circuit preachers who served Dripping Springs were the Rev. Andrew J. Potter and the Rev. Orceneth A. . . . Map (db m205180) HM
16 Texas, Hays County, Dripping Springs — Elsner
This family plot is part of two parcels of land donated by Alfred A. Elsner and Rachel (Dement) Elsner. They settled in Dripping Springs in 1905 and raised seven children on their ranch across the road known for the landmark Rock Barn. Thousands of . . . Map (db m205185) HM
17 Texas, Hays County, Dripping Springs — 10266 — First Baptist Church of Dripping Springs
Organized June 1872 with 12 charter members and the Rev. G.G. Rucker as pastor. Led in forming Pedernales Baptist Association, 1873. Members W.T. Chapman, A.L. Davis and others founded Dripping Springs Academy, 1880. This sanctuary, built 1901, was . . . Map (db m205184) HM
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18 Texas, Hays County, Dripping Springs — 11982 — Mt. Gainer
Pioneer rancher Joseph P. Gainer, known as Grandpa Gainer, settled 320 acres of land approximately three miles north of this site in 1858. The highest point in the area, located on Gainer's land, was called Mt. Gainer. A small farming and ranching . . . Map (db m205080) HM
19 Texas, Hays County, Dripping Springs — 10308 — Phillips Cemetery
Early settlers John and Nancy Phillips deeded land at this site to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1880. A small church was built and was dedicated on March 13, 1880. As was customary, members of the community were buried near the church. . . . Map (db m205186) HM
20 Texas, Hays County, Dripping Springs — 10300 — The Marshall-Chapman Home
Burrell J. Marshall (1826-1872) built this residence in 1871 by adding rooms of native limestone to an existing frame structure. He used his home briefly as a post office while he was postmaster. When Marshall died in 1872, his widow Martha . . . Map (db m135056) HM
21 Texas, Hays County, Dripping Springs — 20107 — W.T. Chapman
Born in Georgia, William Thomas Chapman (1835-1917) came to Texas after the Civil War during which he was wounded, incarcerated and released after taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. By 1872, he was in the Dripping Springs area. He . . . Map (db m135055) HM
22 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 10235 — Beef for the Confederacy
Throughout Hays County, 1861-65, as in the rest of Texas, beef production for the Confederacy was a major patriotic service. Leading ranchers, called Government Stockraisers, had the duty of supplying the Commissary Department of the Army. . . . Map (db m120737) HM
23 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 17342 — Bunton Branch Bridge
Bridge No. 44, now known as the Bunton Branch Bridge, is located just north of Kyle on a north-south section of road that parallels Interstate 35, a remnant of the 1915 Austin-Aan Antonio post road. The bridge crosses Bunton Branch, an intermittent . . . Map (db m119646) HM
24 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 15989 — Cora Jackman Donalson House
Cora Frances Jackman (b. 1853) was the daughter of Sidney Drake and Martha (Slavin) Jackman. Her father, a Confederate general during the Civil War and later a state representative and U.S. Marshal, settled his family in Hays County in 1865. Cora . . . Map (db m120753) HM
25 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 10267 — First Baptist Church of Kyle
Founded at Mountain City, 1872. Original pastor: the Rev. J. C. Tally. A dynamic congregation, this church within two months of its origin licensed (and later ordained) D. A. Porter as a minister; in 1879 demitted 26 members to form church nearby; . . . Map (db m120743) HM
26 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 10243 — John Wheeler Bunton
Born in Sumner County, Tenn., John Wheeler Bunton migrated to Texas in 1833. To secure freedom for his new homeland, he signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, helped draft a constitution, and fought in the Siege of Bexar and the Battle of San . . . Map (db m149503) HM
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27 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 10310 — Katherine Anne Porter(May 15, 1890 - September 18, 1980)
Katherine Anne Porter, one of America's most distinguished writers of fiction, was born Callie Russell Porter in Indian Creek, Brown County, Texas. Her mother, Mary Alice Jones Porter, died in 1892, and her father, Harrison Boone Porter (1858-1942) . . . Map (db m120740) HM
28 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 10288 — Kyle
Two antebellum settlements, the Blanco or Nance community (7 mi. W) and Mountain City (3 mi. W), provided the early population and business for Kyle after the city was founded in 1880. Fergus Kyle, for whom the town was named, and the family of . . . Map (db m119647) HM
29 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 10290 — Kyle Cemetery
Many people instrumental in the early development of this area are buried in Kyle Cemetery. Colonel Clairborne Kyle, one of Hays County's original settlers, buried his adopted son, willie Parks, here in 1849. Although Parks' interment is the first . . . Map (db m119684) HM
30 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 22587 — Kyle Depot
As the International and Great Northern Railroad (I&GN) extended from Austin to San Antonio, the Kyle and Moore families granted 200 acres for its roadbed, depot and proposed townsite. On September 10, 1880, the I&GN tracks reached the makeshift . . . Map (db m210016) HM
31 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 18617 — Kyle Pioneer Family Cemetery
The official name Kyle pioneer Family cemetery is what the African American descendants of people who were enslave and freed , Known locally as the Old Kyle Slave Cemetery , the Kyle Family Pioneer Cemetery lay unnoticed and forgotten for many . . . Map (db m139636) HM
32 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 13947 — Lex Word and the Bon Ton
For generations this site was the commercial and social heart of the community. Wallace Alexander "Lex" Word (1896-1982) was born in Kyle to William Alexander and Mamie (Sledge) Word, but tragically his father died two months before Lex was born. . . . Map (db m149506) HM
33 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 10340 — Old D. A. Young Building
First permanent store in Kyle. Builder, David Alexander Young (1841-1883), moved with parents to Texas from Tennessee, 1857. D. A. Young, one of 179 Hays County men in Civil War, was wounded fighting in Woods' 32nd Cavalry. When International & . . . Map (db m149509) HM
34 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 10289 — The Kyle Auction Oak
When Kyle was founded along the International & Great Northern Railroad in 1880, this giant liveoak was site of a public auction of town lots. The railway was given 200 acres of land by Fergus Kyle (1834-1905), state representative for whom the . . . Map (db m120751) HM
35 Texas, Hays County, Kyle — 13939 — WPA Projects at Kyle School
Public education in the Kyle area dates to the Texas Constitution of 1876 and its establishment of a statewide free school system. Under this legislation, school trustees D.A. Barbee, D.J.B. Barbee and Captain Fergus Kyle founded the Summit School . . . Map (db m119669) HM
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36 Texas, Hays County, Niederwald — 10277 — Goforth
Once the center of cotton-producing activity in Hays County, Goforth became a ghost town during the 1920s. The community was established in the 1870s by James Taylor Goforth (1849-1915), who operated a general store at this site. Goforth's store . . . Map (db m149518) HM
37 Texas, Hays County, Niederwald — 10301 — Martin Church of Goforth
This church was started in 1874 to serve the pioneer settlers of the cotton-producing area around the Goforth community. Worship services were conducted for members representing various denominations. Land at this site was deeded to the church in . . . Map (db m149520) HM
38 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — "Old Main"
Opened Sept. 1, 1903. First administration building and classrooms of Southwest Texas State College. On site given by City of San Marcos. Here in 1930 Lyndon B. Johnson, a future United States president, earned his B.S. degree. Recorded . . . Map (db m194822) HM
39 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 100 West Hopkins
Landmarks Award 2004 100 West Hopkins Presented by The Heritage Association of San MarcosMap (db m208475) HM
40 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 107 E Hopkins Street
Landmark Award 2017 107 E Hopkins Street Presented by The Heritage Association of San Marcos, Inc.Map (db m208473) HM
41 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 131 North Guadalupe
Landmarks Award 2002 131 North Guadalupe Presented by the Heritage Association of San MarcosMap (db m208478) HM
42 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10282 — Augusta Hofheinz House
​ This house was constructed in 1908 by Mead & Eastwood lumber Co. for Augusta Hofheinz (1849-1903), who owned and operated a hotel he constructed in San Marcos in the late 1870s. Their son, Walter (1880-1943), supervised its construction. . . . Map (db m155407) HM
43 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — Belvin Street Historic District
This district was created in 1974 by the city on initiative of the San Marcos Bicentennial Commission as a heritage goal during preparation for the nation's 200th birthday in 1976.Map (db m198739) HM
44 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10237 — Belvin Street Historic District
This street was named in 1876 for the Rev. R.H. Belvin, president of Coronal Institute, 1870-1875. San Marcos, founded in 1845, was acquiring better architecture by the 1870s. This district now (1976) retains historic structures: the Belvin Home, . . . Map (db m195613) HM
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45 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10237 — Belvin Street Historic District
This street was named in 1876 for the Rev. R.H. Belvin president of Coronal Institute, 1870-1875. San Marcos, founded in 1845, was acquiring better architecture by the 1870s. This district now (1976) retains historic structures: the Belvin home, . . . Map (db m201913) HM
46 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10283 — Beverly Hutchison House
Designed by German architect Charles S. Sinz; built 1896 for the Beverly Hutchison family; later owned by L. Robertson, E.O. Bethke, R.E. Miller and M. Falls, this house in the late 1920's earned its place in history as residence of a student from . . . Map (db m198728) HM
47 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — C.S. Cock Mercantile Building
Landmarks Award 1995 Henry C. Kyle C.S. Cock Mercantile Building 1892 Presented by the Heritage Association of San MarcosMap (db m208498) HM
48 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10321 — Cemetery Chapel
This cemetery is located on a ten-acre tract of land sold by Judy and Shadrach Dixon to the San Marcos Cemetery Association in 1876. Built about 1890, this carpenter Gothic chapel has been the scene of many funerals and memorial services over the . . . Map (db m183759) HM
49 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10294 — Charles Lewis McGehee Cabin
The McGehee family came to Texas from Alabama in 1847. In 1859, Charles Lewis McGehee, Jr. (1837-1929) acquired this property along the San Marcos River. He soon built this cabin (1/2 mi. E) for his wife, Sarah Jane (Humphreys), and their children. . . . Map (db m69115) HM
50 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 18897 — Cheatham-Hohenberg Cemetery
Close to the east bank of the Blanco River before its confluence with the San Marcos River, a solitary knoll protrudes from the Blackland Prairie. Its name, Indian Hill, is indicative of its historical significance going back thousands of years. The . . . Map (db m149169) HM
51 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — Col. Ignacio Elizondo’s 1813 Campaign
In 1813 royalist Lieutenant Colonel Ignacio Elizondo led 500 cavalrymen in pursuit of retreating Mexican and Anglo-American insurrectionists along this road. A hacienda owner in Coahuila, Elizondo initially joined Father Miguel Hidalgo’s . . . Map (db m69109) HM
52 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10256 — Don Felipe Roque de la Portilla
At the request of Antonio Cordero, interim governor of the Province of Texas, Spanish-born Felipe Roque de la Portilla (1768?-1841) established a colony here on El Camino Real. With his own family of eight, he brought 51 persons from the interior . . . Map (db m222761) HM
53 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10262 — Dunbar School
Private instruction for Black children in San Marcos may have begun as early as 1847, but the first public school was founded in 1877 with 50 pupils. The school was moved to this 7.3 acre site in 1918. Many graduates continued into higher education, . . . Map (db m198592) HM
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54 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 17805 — Eddie Durham
The Texas influence on jazz history, especially through the careers of individual artists, is well documented. The efforts and influences of African American jazz musician Eddie Durham can be seen in many aspects of jazz music and musicians today. . . . Map (db m149883) HM
55 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — El Camino De Nacogdoches Reported missing
The gulley seen about fifty yards behind this marker originated from ruts in the El Camino Real (the Royal Road) from San Antonio to Nacogdoches. The road actually had two routes through what is now Hays County, and, creating confusion, both had . . . Map (db m20273) HM
56 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10264 — Farmers Union Gin Company
Local farmers Henry Kellerman, J. H. Barbee, A. H. Fleming, I. B. Rylander, and J. H. Williams purchased this site in 1908. Through their efforts the Farmers Union Gin Company was established here under the leadership of Oscar Calvin Smith. The . . . Map (db m149916) HM
57 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10268 — First Baptist Churchof San Marcos
City's third oldest congregation. Pioneer in church-related education. Organized Oct. 25, 1857, by the Rev. Milton Caperton, a missionary. Charter members: J. J. Barbee, Mrs. Mary Barbee, Maj. and Mrs. William Barbee, Shadrack Dixon, Jonathon . . . Map (db m150956) HM
58 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 17822 — First Baptist Church NBC of San Marcos
In 1866 Rev. Moses Johns met with Freedmen to organize the Colored Baptist Church Zion, San Marcos' First African American Congregation. In 1872 the church became a charter member of the Guadalupe Baptist Association. That same year, the Ku Klux . . . Map (db m198756) HM
59 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10269 — First Christian Church of San Marcos
Formed by the Rev. Henry Thomas in 1853 with only two members, this congregation had grown to fifty members by 1856. After the Civil War, it was reactivated by the Rev. W.H.D. Carrington of Austin. The present church building was constructed in . . . Map (db m208509) HM
60 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10272 — First National Bank of San Marcos
Ed J. L. Green (1841-1924) came to San Marcos in 1859 from Arkansas. He saw the need for a bank, bought the lots on the south side of the Courthouse Square in 1878, and erected a large two-story rock building. "Green's Bank" opened May 6, 1879. He . . . Map (db m149840) HM
61 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10273 — First Presbyterian Church
In 1848, Presbyterian settlers met in log courthouse to hear sermons by the Rev. Nathaniel P. Charlot, teacher of area's first Sunday School. In 1853, circuit rider Humphrey W. Rogers and Mr. Charlot organized this church. The Rev. J.H. Zivley . . . Map (db m198731) HM
62 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10271 — First United Methodist Church
First church in Hays County. Organized August 5, 1847, with 9 charter members, by circuit rider A.B.F. Kerr in home of John D. Pitts. Growing congregation moved by 1849 to a log house used for church, courthouse, and school; braved wild animals and . . . Map (db m198698) HM
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63 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10270 — Founding of the First Methodist Church
On this site, in the log house of John D. Pitts (1797-1861), circuit rider A.B.F. Kerr (1823-81), on Aug. 5, 1847, organized the first church in Hays County. The congregation met here two years, later built a church on west side of the same block.Map (db m198695) HM
64 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — Gen. Antonio Gaona’s 1836 Campaign Reported missing
During the War for Texas Independence, Mexican General Antonio Gaona marched his division up this road. Gaona had received his training in the Royal Spanish Army in his native Cuba. During the Mexican Revolution against Spain, however, he . . . Map (db m69111) HM
65 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — Glover-Wood Building
Has Been Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1993 2nd Plaque Landmarks Award 1994 Leigh & Randy Chipman Glover Wood Buildings The Heritage Association of San . . . Map (db m208307) HM
66 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 14892 — Goforth-Harris House
T.J. Goforth, who founded a town with his name in Hays County, built this house c. 1905. Eight years later, he sold the house to Thomas Green Harris, first president of Texas State University and later president of San Marcos Baptist Academy. Harris . . . Map (db m198758) HM
67 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 83004498 — Green and Faris Buildings
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68 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 83004499 — Hardy Williams Building
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m208304) HM
69 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10279 — Hays County
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70 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 92001233 — Hays County Courthouse District
Hays County Courthouse District Has Been Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 19922nd Plaque (On Top) Landmarks Award 1991 Key Committee • Hays County . . . Map (db m208416) HM
71 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — In Commemoration of the Tonkawa and Chief Placido ("Ha-shu-ka-na")
The Tonkawa Tribe inhabited Central Texas long before the settlers of present-day San Marcos arrived in the 1840's. The Tonkawas befriended these early "Texians", making the settlers' lives considerably safer and less harsh. Chief Placido (Hashukana . . . Map (db m198584) HM
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72 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 74 — Kings HighwayCamino Real — Old San Antonio Road —
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m197504) HM
73 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 75 — Kings HighwayCamino Real — Old San Antonio Road —
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m197503) HM
74 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10285 — Lloyd Gideon Johnson House
Local banker Lloyd G. Johnson and his wife Katherine built this house as a residence for their family in 1919-1920. The house, designed by noted architect Atlee B. Ayres, combines informal elements of the Mediterranean style with classical detailing . . . Map (db m198738) HM
75 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — Lt. Zebulon M. Pike
After famed American explorer Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813) had encountered the Colorado mountain peak that bears his name, Spanish authorities decided that he had seen enough of their Southwest. Supposedly, Pike and his men had been sent by . . . Map (db m157439) HM
76 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — Lucious Jackson Basketball CourtDedicated 2-18-2017
Lucious Brown "Luke" Jackson, legendary power forward/center, known for his aggressive rebounding and his penchant for shattering backboards, was born in San Marcos on October 31, 1941 and attended the Colored School on this site. Lucious also . . . Map (db m198593) HM
77 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — Lyndon B. Johnson Drive
Not everyone in San Marcos was happy with the change of the name of Austin Street to Lyndon B. Johnson Drive in honor of the then President Johnson. The late Alex D. Kercheville had a business address on Austin Street at the corner of Austin . . . Map (db m208418) HM
78 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10293 — McGehee Crossing
The Camino Real, also known as the Old San Antonio Road and the King's Highway, followed a route from Nacogdoches to the Rio Grande. Louis Juchereau de St. Denis (1676-1744) traveled the route to establish trade between the French in Louisiana and . . . Map (db m76901) HM
79 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10303 — Mexican War Camp at San Marcos
Situated here in 1846, at call of the United States for volunteers to help establish the Rio Grande as U.S.-Mexican boundary, after the annexation of Texas. For centuries a campsite for Indians and other travelers of El Camino Real, San Marcos . . . Map (db m195615) HM
80 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — National Register District of Belvin Street
In 1983 three blocks of Belvin Street were placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. The concentration of Victorian and early 20th century architecture was criterion for the listing, the . . . Map (db m198736) HM
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81 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10252 — Old Cock Home
Erected 1867 by Chas. S. Cock (1819-1897), farmer and city mayor (1881-1883). Home is built of limestone, elm, pine, and cedar. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968 2nd Plaque Entered in The National Register . . . Map (db m195672) HM
82 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10275 — Old Fish Hatchery Office Building
This structure, erected 1894-95, originally served as the office building for the San Marcos National Fish Hatchery, established in 1893 near the head of the San Marcos River. The facility closed in 1965 and the site was given to Southwest Texas . . . Map (db m198591) HM
83 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — P.T. Talbot & Sons Building
Has Been Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1992Map (db m208504) HM
84 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 12007 — Peter Cavanaugh Woods(December 30, 1819 - January 27, 1898)
Born in Tennessee, Peter C. Woods was reared by his maternal grandparents. He graduated from the Louisville, Kentucky, Medical Institute in 1842. Woods married Georgia V. Lawshe in 1846. They moved with their children, Pinckney and Sarah Cherokee, . . . Map (db m183757) HM
85 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10309 — Pitts Cemetery
John Drayton Pitts was born at sea on August 26, 1798, during the voyage of his parents, John and Jane Pitts, from England to Charleston, South Carolina. They moved to Georgia during the War of 1812, and John D. married Eliza Permelia Daves in April . . . Map (db m150958) HM
86 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10311 — Post San Marcos
The Republic of Texas Congress in Dec. 1838 called for military roads and forts from Red River to the Nueces. A road from Austin, joining El Camino Real near St. Mark's Springs, was designed for rapid communication between San Antonio and the . . . Map (db m70967) HM
87 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — Rio Vista Dam
In 1904, W.D. Malone and P.T. Bost built the original Rio Vista Dam, known then as Malone-Bost Dam. The dam redirected water from the San Marcos River through a mill race canal for irrigation and to power a grist mill. Before purchasing land at . . . Map (db m210018) HM
88 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 22575 — Riverhead Farm
Envisioning a large-scale, innovative truck-farming operation using irrigation from the San Marcos River and Sink Springs, William Green (1873-1927) established Riverhead Farm, headquartered at the former home of Major Edward Burleson Jr. in 1905. . . . Map (db m223210) HM
89 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — San Marcos Cemetery
Welcome to the San Marcos Cemetery parklands. An original 10 acres purchased in 1876 has grown to over 40 acres. Near the center of the park is a 19th century open-air chapel built for funeral and memorial services and is one of few remaining . . . Map (db m183760) HM
90 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10320 — San Marcos Cemetery
This cemetery lies within the Mexican Land Grant acquired by Thomas J. Chambers in 1834. Chambers died in 1865 and in 1867 his widow, Abbey, sold 3,000 acres containing this site to H.N. Duble at an estate sale held in Galveston. A portion of the . . . Map (db m183752) HM
91 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — San Marcos Cemetery Memorial
In Memory of Soldiers, Patriots And PioneersMap (db m183756) WM
92 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10323 — San Marcos Mill Tract
Located on land that was granted to Juan M. De Veramendi in 1831, this tract was purchased by Edward Burleson (1793-1851) in 1844. A native of North Carolina, Burleson moved to Texas in 1830. Settling first in Bastrop County. He commanded forces . . . Map (db m157431) HM
93 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10325 — San Marcos Springs
Pouring forth millions of gallons of clear, icy water daily, these springs feed the San Marcos River and the 1,380-square-mile area which it drains. The immense springs rise at the Balcones Escarpment, a geologic fault line which slices across the . . . Map (db m68778) HM
94 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10318 — San Marcos-Blanco Cemetery
In 1893 five trustees of the newly formed San Marcos and Blanco Cemetery Association purchased 10.62 acres of land from W.O. and Leonora Hutchison. The trustees were Henry Richardson, Luckey McQueen, Wyatt Newman, James Langdon and Miles Bowes. The . . . Map (db m208301) HM
95 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — Simon Ford Building
Originally constructed in 1945, the Simon Ford Building housed the local Ford Motor Company dealership for 39 years with the exception of 10 1/2 months it was the everyday work place of Delvin J. "Red" Simon. Red began work here as a "Parts Helper" . . . Map (db m208414) HM
96 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10328 — Sink Springs
An important element in the development of San Marcos, the Sink Springs are a part of a system of springs in the area which feed the San Marcos river. The flow of the springs is forced by artesian pressure through the San Marcos fault. Since the . . . Map (db m208296) HM
97 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10253 — Site of Coronal Institute
Established 1868 by educator O.N. Hollingsworth. A private school, it was coeducational and offered military training to boys. So-named because it was a Coronal (crown) atop this hill. In 1870 the Rev. R.H. Belvin bought school, but sold it to the . . . Map (db m76900) HM
98 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10274 — Site of Hays County's First Public Building
Early San Marcos settlers erected log house here in 1847. Of elm, cedar and cypress, and built for church and school, the cabin had a floor of dirt, later one of puncheons (split logs). It was used as courthouse after Hays County was created . . . Map (db m149829) HM
99 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 10319 — Site of the First Town of San Marcos
Known officially as Villa de San Marcos de Neve. Established in 1807 by Mexican settlers. The population on January 6, 1808 was 81. A flood in 1808 and subsequent Indian raids led to its abandonment in 1812Map (db m76023) HM
100 Texas, Hays County, San Marcos — 16941 — Southside School
During the first half of the 20th century, San Marcos, like most communities across the United States, segregated its school facilities. Mexican-American children were first taught in a school building previously used by the community’s . . . Map (db m149929) HM

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May. 31, 2023