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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hunt County, Texas

Clickable Map of Hunt 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> Hunt County, TX (65) Collin County, TX (171) Delta County, TX (7) Fannin County, TX (33) Hopkins County, TX (18) Kaufman County, TX (93) Rains County, TX (8) Rockwall County, TX (11) Van Zandt County, TX (31)  HuntCounty(65) Hunt County (65)  CollinCounty(171) Collin County (171)  DeltaCounty(7) Delta County (7)  FanninCounty(33) Fannin County (33)  HopkinsCounty(18) Hopkins County (18)  KaufmanCounty(93) Kaufman County (93)  RainsCounty(8) Rains County (8)  RockwallCounty(11) Rockwall County (11)  VanZandtCounty(31) Van Zandt County (31)
Greenville is the county seat for Hunt County
Adjacent to Hunt County, Texas
      Collin County (171)  
      Delta County (7)  
      Fannin County (33)  
      Hopkins County (18)  
      Kaufman County (93)  
      Rains County (8)  
      Rockwall County (11)  
      Van Zandt County (31)  
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1 Texas, Hunt County, Caddo Mills — 7794 — Graham Point Cemetery
Named for Daniel Boone Graham and his family who settled in this area in the mid-1800s, this cemetery, established on Graham's land, served the Graham Point and Union Valley communities for more than 100 years. One of the earliest graves was that . . . Map (db m164316) HM
2 Texas, Hunt County, Celeste — 7820 — Audie Murphy
Most decorated soldier in World War II. Born 4.5 miles south, June 20, 1924, sixth of nine children of tenant farmers Emmett and Josie Killian Murphy. Living on various farms, Audie Murphy went to school through the 8th grade in Celeste -- . . . Map (db m163989) HM
3 Texas, Hunt County, Celeste — 7800 — Birthplace of Mack Harrell
Born here on October 8, 1909, Mack Harrell received early training as a violinist. He later studied the instrument at Oklahoma City University, where he changed direction to pursue his baritone singing talent. After attending the Juilliard School . . . Map (db m164002) HM
4 Texas, Hunt County, Celeste — 7839 — White Rock Community
Originally named Tidwell Creek, the settlement of White Rock began as a stop on the Sherman-Jefferson Trail. According to local tradition, the first settlers were members of the Jonas Havens family. A post office was established in 1857. . . . Map (db m164277) HM
5 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7778 — Birthplace of Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault(1890 - 1958)
Organizer-commander of the famous "Flying Tigers" of the China-Burma-India theater in World War II. An outstanding air strategist, Chennault had retired from a pioneer flying career when, in 1937, he was asked by Gen. Chaing Kai-Shek to help China . . . Map (db m120031) HM
6 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7772 — Bruce B. Williams American Legion Post No. 1
The first American Legion Post in Texas was established at Commerce in 1919, the same year the veterans organization was begun nationally. Inspired by the funeral of Private Albert A. Barrow, who had served in World War I, Dr. W. B. DeJernett . . . Map (db m119792) HM
7 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7818 — Centennial of Methodism in Commerce
Two Methodist congregations, Lebanon (1.5 mi. E) and Mt. Zion (5 mi. SE), served the earliest settlers of the Commerce area. As the community grew, local Methodists began worshiping in a schoolhouse on Pecan Street. In 1881, four years before . . . Map (db m165675) HM
8 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7782 — Commerce Post Office
The U. S. Treasury Department began construction of this building in July 1917, during the country's involvement in World War I. Completed in August 1918 after a number of construction delays, it served as the city's main post office facility until . . . Map (db m119807) HM
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9 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7786 — East Texas State University(Texas A&M University - Commerce)
Educator William L. Mayo (1861-1917) established East Texas Normal College in Cooper (16 mi. NE) in 1889 as a private school to train teachers. After an 1894 fire destroyed the single college building, Mayo moved his institution to . . . Map (db m165679) HM
10 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7788 — First Baptist Church of Commerce
Organized with nine charter members, this congregation began on Nov. 15, 1883, as the Missionary Baptist Church of Commerce. Services were held in a Union Church building until 1883, when the first sanctuary was built. As the congregation outgrew . . . Map (db m119808) HM
11 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7790 — First Christian Church of Commerce
During the 1850s a number of families from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) settled in the Commerce area and began worshiping together. Services were held in the schoolhouse built on land purchased from William Jernigin in 1872 and later . . . Map (db m165682) HM
12 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7791 — First Presbyterian Church of Commerce
In November 1888 seventeen charter members joined with the Rev. J. C. Grow (1841-1903) to organize the First Presbyterian Church of Commerce. The congregation met in the town's Union Church until their own wooden frame sanctuary was completed in . . . Map (db m165681) HM
13 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 8 — Historical Stop - Downtown CommerceTexas A&M University - Commerce — Historic Walking Tour —
Originally located in Cooper, East Texas Normal College moved to Commerce in 1894 following a devastating fire that destroyed the first and only campus building. The fire was one of many occurrences that prompted President Mayo to relocate the . . . Map (db m120187) HM
14 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7780 — Incorporation of Commerce
The events leading up to the incorporation of the city of Commerce can be traced to the 1853 establishment of Josiah H. Jackson's general store about one and one-half miles northeast of this site. The village that developed around his store was . . . Map (db m120030) HM
15 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7808 — Jernigin's Store
A Tennessee native and former Arkansas legislator, William Jernigin (1819-80) came to Hunt County in 1856. A pioneer merchant in the nearby village of Cow Hill, he moved to this vicinity in 1872 and opened a mercantile store (1 blk. . . . Map (db m119793) HM
16 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 16852 — John T. Knight
John Thomas Knight (1861-1959), born in Winnsboro, moved to Commerce in 1878. He married Ella Virginia Carter in 1893, and the couple raised nine children in their home on Mangum Street. John was a prominent civic and business leader. He was a . . . Map (db m165668) HM
17 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7807 — Josiah Hart Jackson, Texas Ranger(1821-1892)
Born in Kentucky. Came to Texas 1839. In 1850s opened Jackson's Store, 1 mi. NE of here, starting "Cow Hill," a village with race track, blacksmith shop, other stores. He became postmaster and renamed place Ashland, 1873. But moved post office . . . Map (db m165672) HM
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18 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 16577 — Mt. Moriah Temple Baptist Church
Serving Commerce since 1896, Mt. Moriah Temple Baptist Church has been an influential and vital institution since its organization. The congregation has its roots in the Cypress District Association, which formed in 1872 to organize congregations . . . Map (db m165674) HM
19 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 12091 — President’s House
Designed by Greenville architects George Lindsey and Roy Kilmer in 1927, the President's House was built on land purchased from Daniel and Annie Bachman. The house exhibits an understated adaptation of Georgian revival style elements in its dark . . . Map (db m165670) HM
20 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7781 — Site of Commerce Churches
In 1893 the Missionary Baptist Church erected a sanctuary here on 5 acres they acquired from George Lawson in 1887. The church sold the property in 1912. In 1913 the Commerce Church of Christ acquired the property and in 1923 they modified and . . . Map (db m119810) HM
21 Texas, Hunt County, Commerce — 7783 — Site of Early Commerce Schools
By 1883, the scholastic population of Commerce had outgrown the public school which opened ten years earlier. Land at this site, purchased by the Commerce Educational Assoc., was chosen for a new schoolhouse. The first building here, a two-story . . . Map (db m119812) HM
22 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7823 — 1929 Hunt County Courthouse
Built in 1929 as the seventh Hunt County Courthouse, this building was designed by W. R. Ragsdale & Sons of Greenville and Page Brothers of Austin. The 6-story building depicts a transition from classical revival to art deco architecture. It . . . Map (db m119688) HM
23 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7816 — Benjamin D. Martin(Feb. 21, 1823 - Mar. 28, 1891)
Came to Texas from Virginia and settled in Hunt County in 1850s. In Confederate army, organized Texas Sharpshooters, called "Ben Martin's Company." First mayor of Greenville (present regime), 1873; helped draft Texas Constitution, 1875; state . . . Map (db m163994) HM
24 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7821 — Birthplace of Audie Murphy
Born on a farm near Kingston, Audie Murphy (1925-1971) joined the Army on his 17th birthday in 1942, and later became the most decorated soldier in WWII. He was awarded 24 citations for bravery in action, including the Congressional Medal of . . . Map (db m163990) HM
25 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7773 — Bourland-Stevens-Samuell House
Built in 1883 by Virginia B. Stevens, daughter of Col. James Bourland, on land deeded him by M. H. Wright, joining site Wright donated for Greenville. Bourland gave land to daughter in 1854. Part of her earlier house was incorporated into this . . . Map (db m163745) HM
26 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — Burleson College
A Junior College founded by Baptists in 1895. Through her halls passed 9186 students. Her doors closed in 1930. “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them” St. Matthew 7:20Map (db m165709) HM
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27 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7776 — Central Christian Church(Disciples of Christ)
This congregation was organized in 1879 as First Christian Church. Led by Elder James Pickens, a minister from Alabama, the congregation first met in a Union Church on Lee Street. The Rev. T. W. Caskey served as the first regular pastor of the . . . Map (db m163737) HM
28 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — Central National Road of The Republic of Texas
This stone marks the location of the Central National Road of The Republic of Texas Surveyed and established by virtue of an act of the congress of the Republic of Texas in 1844, and running from the Trinity River to the Red River, it crossed the . . . Map (db m165710) HM
29 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 12791 — Ende-Gaillard House
German native Charles Frederick von Ende (b. 1832) came to Greenville in 1857 and established a mercantile business on the town square. He became one of the community's most active civic leaders, serving on the school board and city council, and . . . Map (db m163743) HM
30 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7789 — First Baptist Church
Organized Sept. 1858 in local Masonic Hall by Baptist missionary John R. Briscoe and Elder W. M. Pickett with 19 charter members: Lewis W., Rebecca, Susan C., and Martha Matilda (Tillie) Moore; Nancy Moore Hines; Andrew and Mary McDonald; Ellen D. . . . Map (db m163738) HM
31 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 17939 — Fred Douglass Elementary School
This school was established in the early 1900s in the historic East Hill Community of Greenville. Known as East Colored School, it was one of three schools that were established for blacks to attend during segregation. The school was renamed Fred . . . Map (db m164056) HM
32 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7814 — Gen. Hal C. Horton Home
First two-story brick house in Greenville. Erected in 1885-1887 in typical Victorian style. Built by the Will N. Harrisons, prominent pioneers. Contractor H. C. "Jack" Horton (father of Gen. Horton) made the brick at "Puddin' Hill." That land, . . . Map (db m164058) HM
33 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 12090 — Germany House
Built in 1886 for Greenville merchant and civic leader Joseph P. Germany (1856-1932) and his new wife Polly (Tolbert) (1862-1889), this simplified second empire style house is distinguished by such hallmarks as its straight mansard roof and tower. . . . Map (db m163968) HM
34 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 12547 — Greenville
In 1846, the Texas legislature created Hunt County and specified that Greenville would be the name of the county seat, honoring Texas War for Independence veteran Thomas J. Green. Voters ultimately selected this location, on land donated by . . . Map (db m119714) HM
35 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7798 — Greenville "Herald"
Established April 1869 by J. C. Bayne. Is oldest business institution in county. E. W. Harris, later owner, started daily, 1890. W. C. Poole family owned it 1914-1956, when Harte-Hanks chain purchased and merged it with "Banner." Matt Sheley is . . . Map (db m163976) HM
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36 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7795 — Greenville Building and Loan Association
This financial institution was chartered by the state of Texas on December 17, 1886, as the Greenville Building and Loan Association. The formation of the association came as a second railroad line was constructed to Greenville, signaling the . . . Map (db m119710) HM
37 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7796 — Greenville Cotton Compress
Once world's largest inland press. Set record for most bales pressed in 10-hour day (Sept. 30, 1912), when 2,073 bales were handtrucked, pressed, and loaded in rail cars at rate of 3 a minute. Before invention of lifts and . . . Map (db m119739) HM
38 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7801 — Harrell Camp Ground(1 mi. West)
One of first religious sites in Hunt County. Influential for 50 years. Cabins and brush arbor built in 1850s by early settler Richard Harrell (1813-1895). Methodist gospel services drew people here from many counties, in summers while crops grew . . . Map (db m164000) HM
39 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 11682 — Humboldt Cemetery
The community of Humboldt began to prosper when a caravan of families arrived from Tennessee in 1866. The first burial on this site probably was that of Katharine Rankin, the infant daughter of William J. and Mary Rankin, in 1868. The oldest . . . Map (db m164313) HM
40 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7805 — Hunt County
Created April 11, 1846 Organized July 19, 1846 Named in honor of General Memucan Hunt 1807-1856 Secretary of the Navy and Inspector General of the Army of the Republic of Texas Minister to the United States Adjutant . . . Map (db m119856) HM
41 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7806 — Hunt County's First Railroad
Missouri, Kansas & Texas (Katy) Railway, whose first train from Denison reached here Oct. 1, 1880. A $5,000 cash bonus and right of way across Hunt County were guaranteed by Greenville men: F. P. Alexander, M. M. Arnold, A. Cameron, J. J. Cooper, J. . . . Map (db m119384) HM
42 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7809 — Kavanaugh Methodist Church
Founded as a Methodist Mission Sunday School in 1892, this church was chartered on November 8, 1896, and named in honor of Bishop H. H. Kavanaugh. The first sanctuary was a 4-room brick building erected on this site. A larger facility was needed . . . Map (db m164059) HM
43 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7775 — Lallie P. Carlisle(1866-1949)
First woman in Texas to hold an elective public office. Upon death of her first husband, E. W. Briscoe, she was appointed, April 17, 1902, by the Commissioners' Court to complete his term as clerk of Hunt County. At that time women could not vote . . . Map (db m201909) HM
44 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 13167 — Library Movement in Greenville
In 1897, Greenville's Chautauqua Literary and Social Circle formed the Women's Review Club, which aimed to create a circulating library; each member donated books. The Review Club opened their library in 1900. By 1903, the popular library had to . . . Map (db m164060) HM
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45 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7815 — Majors Army Airfield
In 1941 the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) informed Greenville officials that the city would receive Federal assistance to build a civilian airport as part of the country's preparation for possible entry into World War II. In April 1941 U. . . . Map (db m164064) HM
46 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 18146 — Mary Jim Morris
Born near Atlanta, Georgia, in 1876, Mary Jim Morris moved to Greenville, Texas, in 1899 with her family. That summer, Mary received her teaching certificate from the hunt county normal school, locally known as the county teachers institute for . . . Map (db m164062) HM
47 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7779 — Route of Old Colony Line Road
Early travel artery. Followed the north boundary line of the Chas. F. Mercer colony, a 6,500-square-mile tract granted to Mercer in 1844 by Sam Houston (President of the Republic of Texas) for purpose of bringing colonists into Texas. Southern half . . . Map (db m119549) HM
48 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 12093 — Shady Grove Community
Republic of Texas President Sam Houston granted two tracts of land to Charles F. Mercer on which to settle families in January 1844. Included in Mercer's colony were 6,500 square miles of land around this site. Among the earliest settlers here . . . Map (db m165683) HM
49 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 13142 — Site of Phillips Field/Majors Stadium
Site of Phillips Field/Majors Stadium In 1929, Eula Lasater Phillips donated $3,500 to the Greenville Athletic Council to build an athletic field at this site in memory of her late husband, Frank Phillips. The first athletic event in Phillips Field . . . Map (db m119692) HM
50 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7799 — The Old Greenville Post Office
Tradition says mail came from Jefferson in early days and was dropped at a saloon. Greenville Post Office was created in 1847, and occupied rented quarters until 1910, when this structure was built. Neo-classic in style, it became an important . . . Map (db m119712) HM
51 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7785 — The Seven Courthouses of Hunt County
In 1846, when Hunt County was created, Greenville was chosen as the county seat. Court sessions were held under oak trees at the corner of St. John and Bourland streets until the first courthouse was built here in 1847. A log cabin, it was located . . . Map (db m119689) HM
52 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7774 — W.R.J. Camp House
Constructed in 1914, this was the home of respected Greenville banker William R. J. Camp and his wife, Dora. The impressive two-story brick Classical Revival home features giant Ionic columns along the front and in triplicate flanking the entry . . . Map (db m163744) HM
53 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7838 — White Rock Baptist Church
The Rev. A. D. Manion, along with thirteen charter members, organized a congregation known as Pleasant View Baptist Church in 1872. A church building was erected in 1883 and served the congregation until 1901, when it was dismantled and rebuilt at . . . Map (db m164280) HM
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54 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7840 — White Rock Methodist Church
This congregation was formally organized on November 25, 1880, by the Rev. J. T. Stanley and eleven charter members. Services were held in the White Rock Schoolhouse until a church building was constructed in 1898. The wood frame structure was . . . Map (db m164279) HM
55 Texas, Hunt County, Greenville — 7812 — William Lane1843-1922
First Anglo-American born in Hunt County, then in Republic of Texas. Birthplace: on South Sulphur, near present Wolfe City. Son of John W. Lane, one of commissioners organizing county. During Civil War, served in Confederate army. Later moved . . . Map (db m164065) HM
56 Texas, Hunt County, Kingston — 7810 — Kingston Baptist Church
Founded in 1880 by 26 charter members, this church was formed when the town of Kingston was created on the route of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. When the Gulf, Colorado, & Santa Fe Railroad built another line three miles north of here in . . . Map (db m163998) HM
57 Texas, Hunt County, Lone Oak — 16332 — Caddo Indians in Hunt County
Four hundred years ago, the valleys and tributaries of the Ouachita, Red, Sabine, and Neches rivers in what is today northeast Texas, northwest Louisiana, southwest Arkansas, and southeast Oklahoma were home to ancestors of the people known . . . Map (db m201966) HM
58 Texas, Hunt County, Lone Oak — 7814 — Lone Oak Baptist Church
Organized 1858 by W. M. Pickett and Benj. Watson. The charter members were Thos. Hooker, first pastor; Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Simpson; N. T. Featherston; Jane Pitts; Harriet Lively; and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McBride, who gave site for first church. After it . . . Map (db m180225) HM
59 Texas, Hunt County, Lone Oak — 14123 — Lone Oak Methodist Church
The history of this church can be traced to 1854, when eleven charter members gathered together in a private home west of Lone Oak to organize a Methodist congregation. Occasionally served by circuit riding ministers, the members constructed a . . . Map (db m180239) HM
60 Texas, Hunt County, Merit — 17046 — Merit Cemetery
The 1870 U. S. Census lists most area settlers as farmers from the upland south. One such family was that of Dr. Alexander Murchiso, who arrived from Polk county, Georgia. Through his efforts the Methodist church organized in Apr. 1871. In the . . . Map (db m164263) HM
61 Texas, Hunt County, Merit — 7871 — Merit Methodist Church
Organized in April 1871. First pastor was the Rev. W. P. Reed, first member Margaret Owens. Services were held at Merit School. In 1888 land was bought and a frame church built. Wrecked by a 1905 storm and then rebuilt. Church still serves . . . Map (db m163087) HM
62 Texas, Hunt County, Wolfe City — 18236 — Blanton School
In 1912, African American educator Booker T. Washington partnered with Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck & Company, to build schools for African American children in poor rural communities across the South. Rosenwald matched funds . . . Map (db m180241) HM
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63 Texas, Hunt County, Wolfe City — 7841 — Historic Site of Wolfe’s Mill
Grist (corn) mill built about 1873 by pioneers Lemuel P. Wolfe and Abbey Wilson. Powered by oxen, treading inclined wheel. Area's first post office was located in millhouse, which was center for the settlement called "Wolfe's Mill," incorporated . . . Map (db m180244) WM
64 Texas, Hunt County, Wolfe City — 7819 — Mt. Carmel Cemetery(0.9 miles south)
William J. "Uncle Billy" Williams (1826-1918), whose family settled this area in 1844, set aside 3.5 acres of this cemetery in 1852 for burial of his two-year-old niece, Angelina Williams. Oldest gravestones are those of his parents, Elizabeth . . . Map (db m180240) HM
65 Texas, Hunt County, Wolfe City — 7822 — Old National Road Crossing
One mile NE below junction of Short Creek and Sulphur River. The Central National Road of Texas (Republic) was created by act of Texas Congress, 1844, with intent to give the new nation a unified transportation route. From present Dallas to the . . . Map (db m180248) HM
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Sep. 22, 2023