“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 Jim Wells County, Texas

Clickable Map of Jim Wells 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> Jim Wells County, TX (13) Brooks County, TX (12) Duval County, TX (4) Kleberg County, TX (30) Live Oak County, TX (32) Nueces County, TX (150) San Patricio County, TX (51)  JimWellsCounty(13) Jim Wells County (13)  BrooksCounty(12) Brooks County (12)  DuvalCounty(4) Duval County (4)  KlebergCounty(30) Kleberg County (30)  LiveOakCounty(32) Live Oak County (32)  NuecesCounty(150) Nueces County (150)  SanPatricioCounty(51) San Patricio County (51)
Alice is the county seat for Jim Wells County
Adjacent to Jim Wells County, Texas
      Brooks County (12)  
      Duval County (4)  
      Kleberg County (30)  
      Live Oak County (32)  
      Nueces County (150)  
      San Patricio County (51)  
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1 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — 117 — Alice
In the 1880s, when the lines of the Corpus Christi, San Diego, & Rio Grande and the San Antonio & Aransas Pass railroads intersected, a new townsite was platted at the junction in what was then Nueces County. First called Bandana and then Kleberg, . . . Map (db m193564) HM
2 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — 13543 — Alice Cemetery
This burial ground has served Alice-area residents for more than 100 years, and the story of its genesis and ongoing use involves many individuals in the community’s history. By the late 1880s, Frederic B. Nayer lived in this area, then part of . . . Map (db m193560) HM
3 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — 17587 — Alonso S. Perales
Alonso Perales, born on Oct. 17, 1898 in Alice, was orphaned at a young age, losing his father, Nicolas Perales, at age six and his mother, Susana Sandoval, at age twelve. Perales graduated from Alice High School and attended Draughon's Practical . . . Map (db m160346) HM
4 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — 6288 — Archelaus Bynum Dodson(December 31, 1807 - March 10, 1898)
Texas patriot famed as man who introduced the Lone Star Flag during the Texas Revolution. Born in North Carolina, Dodson came to Texas with his parents in 1827. He served as a delegate to the 1832 Convention seeking governmental reforms. . . . Map (db m160345) HM
5 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — First Baptist Church of Alice
In 1900, the Rev. Robert L. Pearce and his wife moved to Alice from Rockport and established the Alice Baptist Church with six other charter members: Mrs. George Adams, Leola McKenzie, Mrs. Bettie Sedwick, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Thigpen, and Mary . . . Map (db m196117) HM
6 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — 11955 — First Presbyterian Church of Alice
On November 6, 1898, twenty-one years after the founding of Alice, fifteen people met with an evangelist, the Rev. A.H.P. McCurdy of the Western Presbytery of Texas, to organize a mission church. The fifteen charter members were Mrs. Anna Adams, Mr. . . . Map (db m193561) HM
7 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — 15695 — First United Methodist Church
In the 1870s, Methodist Circuit Rider A.H. Sutherland held camp meetings in the area. By 1883, before the establishment of Alice, attendees of the meetings began to conduct worship services under a brush arbor. Meetings moved to a railroad car and . . . Map (db m196116) HM
8 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — 2757 — Jim Wells County
Formed from Nueces County, Created March 11, 1911, Organized May 6, 1911, Named for Judge James B. Wells, an able lawyer, Born near Aransas Pass, Texas, July 12, 1854, Died at Brownsville December 21, 1923 Alice, the . . . Map (db m193562) HM
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9 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — 2758 — Jim Wells County Courthouse
Governor Oscar B. Colquitt signed legislation creating Jim Wells County on March 11, 1911. Taken from territory formerly a part of Nueces County, the new county was named for prominent Brownsville attorney and business leader James B. Wells, Jr. . . . Map (db m193563) HM
10 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — Jose de EscandonFather of South Texas
A native of Northern Spain, Jose de Escandon (1700 - 1770) came to New Spain (Mexico) at the age of fifteen where he joined a cavalry force in the Yucatan as a cadet. He pursued a military career, pacifying an uprising of 10,000 Indians at . . . Map (db m180912) HM
11 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — 12966 — Las Calaveras Cemetery
José María Valadez, born in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, purchased land in this area in 1864, moving here with his wife, Josefa Garcia Hinojosa. The family operated two ranches in the area, raising cattle and sheep, and cultivating corn and . . . Map (db m208006) HM
12 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — 18734 — Los Preseños
In 1831, Marcelino Lopez of Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, applied for and was awarded a land grant by the Mexican State of Tamaulipas. The settlement of Los Preseños thus began on the Bank of San Fernando Creek approximately two miles east of . . . Map (db m180612) HM
13 Texas, Jim Wells County, Alice — 3294 — McGill Brothers Building
Mississippi native J. W. McGill and his wife Lydia (Abell) reared two sons, James Claude (1873-1935) and H. Frank (1883-1952). The McGill brothers attended school in Flatonia, Fayette County, Texas. In 1904 Claude McGill established small . . . Map (db m180626) HM
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Oct. 1, 2023