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Historical Markers in Sabine County, Texas

Clickable Map of Sabine 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> Sabine County, TX (35) Jasper County, TX (20) Newton County, TX (25) San Augustine County, TX (40) Shelby County, TX (18) Sabine Parish, LA (11)  SabineCounty(35) Sabine County (35)  JasperCounty(20) Jasper County (20)  NewtonCounty(25) Newton County (25)  SanAugustineCounty(40) San Augustine County (40)  ShelbyCounty(18) Shelby County (18)  SabineParishLouisiana(11) Sabine Parish (11)
Hemphill is the county seat for Sabine County
Adjacent to Sabine County, Texas
      Jasper County (20)  
      Newton County (25)  
      San Augustine County (40)  
      Shelby County (18)  
      Sabine Parish, Louisiana (11)  
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1 Texas, Sabine County, Brookeland — 13638 — Brookeland United Methodist Church
Present Brookeland is located in an area served by pioneer Methodist preachers beginning in the 1840s. During that era, circuit riding preachers conducted worship services in local homes. Thomas Jefferson Jacks was one of the earliest to minister . . . Map (db m175165) HM
2 Texas, Sabine County, Geneva — 11030 — County Line Baptist Church and Cemetery
This congregation began soon after the end of the Civil War in the Freedmen's community known as Weeks Quarters (about 2 mi. S). Early prayer meetings and worship services were conducted in homes. Led by the Rev. M. McBerry, the congregation . . . Map (db m30874) HM
3 Texas, Sabine County, Geneva — 11033 — El Lobanillo
In this vicinity was historic Spanish rancho called El Lobanillo. Pueblo of Gil Ybarbo (1729-1809), where his ill mother and other refugees remained when Spain evacuated colonists from Western Louisiana and East Texas in 1773. Granted 1794 to Juan . . . Map (db m175251) HM
4 Texas, Sabine County, Geneva — 4 — Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio RoadMarker #04 — El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail —
Kings Highway Camino Real Old San Antonio Road Marked by The Daughters of The American Revolution and The State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m221427) HM
5 Texas, Sabine County, Geneva — 11042 — McMahan's Chapel
The oldest Methodist church having a continuous existence in Texas. Organized as a "religious society," 1833, at the home of Colonel Samuel McMahan by the Rev. James P. Stevenson (1808-1885). As a Methodist Church, July 1834, by the Rev. Henry . . . Map (db m221230) HM
6 Texas, Sabine County, Hemphill — 13223 — Fairmount Cemetery
As early as the 1850s, families settled here along South Prong Creek. Except for a brief period, a post office operated from 1854 until 1937. The community also supported a school until 1953. It is believed residents made burials at the community . . . Map (db m107171) HM
7 Texas, Sabine County, Hemphill — 14318 — First Baptist Church of Hemphill
The First Baptist Church of Hemphill has served the community since 1858, when Hemphill was organized. A number families from other states settled Hemphill at that time, including the five families that established the church. The organizing members . . . Map (db m107128) HM
8 Texas, Sabine County, Hemphill — 15412 — Hemphill
In 1858, Sabine County organized the community of Hemphill, named for Texas Supreme Court Justice John Hemphill (1803 – 1862). An election determined that the county seat would be moved from Milam to this new settlement in the center of Sabine . . . Map (db m107166) HM
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9 Texas, Sabine County, Hemphill — 11037 — Hemphill Cemetery
The burials in this cemetery reflect the early history of Hemphill as a developing commercial center and seat of government. The oldest marked grave dates from 1867, nine years after the town was founded. The early gravestone marks the burial site . . . Map (db m107223) HM
10 Texas, Sabine County, Hemphill — In Memory of Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr.
On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated in the skies over Texas and came to rest in Sabine County. Hundreds of volunteers undertook the difficult task of recovering Columbia and her Crew. This monument serves as a reminder . . . Map (db m107123) HM
11 Texas, Sabine County, Hemphill — In Memory of Columbia STS-107
Her crew Rick D. Husband William C. McCool David M. Brown Kalpana Chawla Michael P. Anderson Laurel B. Clark Ilan Ramon On February 1, 2003, the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107 gave their lives in their final mission to . . . Map (db m107124) HM
12 Texas, Sabine County, Hemphill — Pratt
This marks the site of the former home of Hampton and Mary Pratt, pioneer Sabine County residents, and among the very first founders and settlers of Hemphill; the Pratts came from Alabama and established the first general merchandise business in . . . Map (db m107125) HM
13 Texas, Sabine County, Hemphill — 16358 — Sabine County
Sabine County, one of the original 23 Texas counties, is on the eastern border of Texas. It is bound by and named for the Sabine River, which separates the state from Louisiana. Originally, the Ais tribe of the Caddo Indians lived in the area. By . . . Map (db m107165) HM
14 Texas, Sabine County, Hemphill — 7576 — Sabine County
A borderland between Spain and the United States, 1803-1819...Entry for many Anglo-American colonists and travelers after 1820, first included in the municipality of Nacogdoches; After 1832 in the municipality of San Augustine; On December 15, 1835, . . . Map (db m107169) HM
15 Texas, Sabine County, Hemphill — 7577 — Sabine County Courthouse
An 1858 election called for Sabine County offices to be moved from Milam (7 Mi. N) to this more central location. The new county seat, Hemphill, was named for former Texas Supreme Court Justice John Hemphill. The first courthouse at this site burned . . . Map (db m107164) HM
16 Texas, Sabine County, Hemphill — 7578 — Sabine County Jail
Sabine County commissioners contracted for this two-story Victorian jail building in 1903. It was completed the following year during the county judgeship of James T. Peace. Bricks for the eterior were supplied from the local kiln of Henry Huffman. . . . Map (db m107170) HM
17 Texas, Sabine County, Hemphill — 14533 — William F. and Bertha Sutor Goodrich House
The son of an early Sabine County family, William Franklin Goodrich graduated in the first class of the University of Texas Law School in 1886. The next year, he wed Bertha Sutor of Travis County and returned to Hemphill, where he was a lawyer, . . . Map (db m221464) HM
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18 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — 18648 — Bethany Baptist Church
Located in the rural community of Milam, one of the oldest settled towns in Texas originally called Red Mount, the Bethany Baptist Church was established before 1879 at a location near the King's Highway (El Camino Real de los Tejas). In 1901, . . . Map (db m221471) HM
19 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — 15813 — C.A. Nethery & Sons General Merchandise
Charles Alexander Nethery, Sr. established a general merchandise near this site in 1880. Nethery married Amanda Francis Speights in 1884 and the couple had twelve children. When fire destroyed the first general merchandise store in 1915, the current . . . Map (db m30701) HM
20 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — 13641 — John C. Hale
John C. Hale, one of nine patriots killed at the Battle of San Jacinto, was born in Scott County, Virginia on April 3, 1806. He married Barshaba Miller in his home state in 1830, and by 1835 moved with his wife and children to Sabine County. They . . . Map (db m29876) HM
21 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — 2 — Kings HighwayCamino Real — Old San Antonio Road —
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m106629) HM
22 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — 3 — Kings HighwayCamino Real — Old San Antonio Road —
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m114090) HM
23 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — 11039 — Las Boregas Camp Site
Las Boregas Creek formed the eastern boundary of the 1794 Spanish land grant to Juan Ignacio Pifermo, making this grant the oldest in Sabine County. El Camino de los Tejas, a portion of El Camino Real - the main road into Spanish Texas - crossed . . . Map (db m175253) HM
24 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — 7574 — Matthew Arnold Parker(May 17, 1801 – March 19, 1862)
First Chief Justice of Sabine County, Republic of Texas, Parker was born in Georgia. He came here from Louisiana in 1822, settling at this site which was on land later included in his Headright Grant from the Republic. In 1836 he served in the . . . Map (db m107121) HM
25 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — 3 — McMahan's Chapel — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 3 —
McMahan Chapel was established in September 1833 as a Methodist class by the Rev. James P. Stevenson in the home of Col. Samuel Doak McMahan. In order to comply with Mexican law, the 48 members were organized as a class. Upon Texas independence from . . . Map (db m30722) HM
26 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — 11044 — Milam
Founded in 1828 as Red Mound Named in 1835 for Benjamin Rush Milam Seat of justice of Sabine municipality, 1835; of Sabine County, 1837-58. Incorporated December 29, 1837. Internal Revenue post during the Republic headquarters of the Quartermaster's . . . Map (db m29875) HM
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27 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — 16778 — Milam
The first known description of Milam was given by Stephen Fuller Austin in his diary as he camped along El Camino Real de los Tejas in 1821. Because of the town's close proximity to the trail, Milam saw many explorers, veterans, and pioneers . . . Map (db m106654) HM
28 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — 11045 — Milam Masonic Institute
Many pioneers belonged to the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, an order active in education. Among Masons settling in this area by 1845 were Republic of Texas leaders William Clark, James Gaines, D.S. Kaufman, Willis H. Landrum, and F.M. . . . Map (db m29917) HM
29 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — The Old San Antonio Road
The Old San Antonio Road, popularly known as El Camino Real, is one of the state’s oldest and most significant of the trans-Texas routes and most famous of the early historic trails. Camino Real (royal road), variously known as the King’s . . . Map (db m107118) HM
30 Texas, Sabine County, Milam — 20173 — Two Miles Southeast to McMahan's Chapel
Two Miles Southeast To McMahan’s Chapel The oldest Methodist church having a continuous existence in Texas. Organized as a "religious society" September, 1833 by the Reverend James P. Stevenson 1808-1885, as a Methodist Church, July 1834 by . . . Map (db m221069) HM
31 Texas, Sabine County, Pineland — 16524 — Pineland
Like many Sabine County communities, Pineland was established as a result of the arrival of the logging industry to the east Texas pine forests. A lumber camp was first recorded at this site along the route of the newly-constructed Gulf, Beaumont & . . . Map (db m175166) HM
32 Texas, Sabine County, Toledo Bend — 11034 — Gaines Memorial Bridge
Named by the Highway Departments of Louisiana and Texas in honor of two brothers James Gaines, Who owned and operated a ferry line 1819 to 1844 and was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and General Pendleton . . . Map (db m30754) HM
33 Texas, Sabine County, Toledo Bend — Site of Historic Crossing on the Sabine River1607 1776
Site of Historic Crossing on the Sabine River Erected by Sabine River Chapter Texas Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists Mrs. Roy E. Massengill, Chapter Regent Mrs. Walter M. . . . Map (db m30763) HM
34 Texas, Sabine County, Toledo Bend — Site of Sabine River Crossing1607 - 1701
Site of crossing on the Sabine River which has been used for more than 400 years. First by the Indians, later by the Spaniards, the French, and other Europeans, and more than 50,000 Anglo Americans who came to settle in Texas prior to . . . Map (db m30766) HM
35 Texas, Sabine County, Toledo Bend — 1 — Texas Louisiana BoundaryKings Highway — Camino Real —
Old San Antonio Road Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m30770) HM
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Dec. 1, 2023