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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Trinity County, Texas

Clickable Map of Trinity 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> Trinity County, TX (19) Angelina County, TX (56) Houston County, TX (95) Polk County, TX (38) San Jacinto County, TX (20) Walker County, TX (96)  TrinityCounty(19) Trinity County (19)  AngelinaCounty(56) Angelina County (56)  HoustonCounty(95) Houston County (95)  PolkCounty(38) Polk County (38)  SanJacintoCounty(20) San Jacinto County (20)  WalkerCounty(96) Walker County (96)
Groveton is the county seat for Trinity County
Adjacent to Trinity County, Texas
      Angelina County (56)  
      Houston County (95)  
      Polk County (38)  
      San Jacinto County (20)  
      Walker County (96)  
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1 Texas, Trinity County, Groveton — 7960 — Groveton
Named for a grove of black jack oak trees, Groveton resulted from the establishment of the Trinity County Lumber Company sawmill in 1882. After the Trinity and Sabine Railroad Company built a sixty-five mile branch line through area forests, the . . . Map (db m53396) HM
2 Texas, Trinity County, Groveton — 13075 — Trinity County Courthouse
The Trinity County and Sabine Pass Land and Railway Company laid out the new town of Groveton in 1881, when the I&GN Railroad came through the area. The following year, Trinity County voters chose it as their seat of government. The company . . . Map (db m53644) HM
3 Texas, Trinity County, Groveton — 7971 — Trinity County Seats
Trinity County was formally organized by an act of the Texas legislature on February 11, 1850. Soon after, county residents chose between two sites for the establishment of a county seat, which was named Sumpter (5 mi. E). Government offices were . . . Map (db m120967) HM
4 Texas, Trinity County, Pennington — 7968 — Steele's Academy
Site of Steele's Academy Named in honor of its founder and principal D. W. Steele of New Hampshire Academy Attended by students from many countiesMap (db m128925) HM
5 Texas, Trinity County, Sebastopol — 7967 — Site of the Town of Sebastopol
An important shipping point established in the late fifties Named in commemoration of a naval station of Russia Declined in importance after railroads reached this regionMap (db m128923) HM
6 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — Black Veteran's Memorial Park
This park was developed following a gift of 6.7 acres by the Black Veteran's Association to the City of Trinity in 1980 as a memorial to Black World War Veterans of Trinity County. Land was donated for the purpose of a park and recreation complex . . . Map (db m206837) HM WM
7 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 14332 — Cedar Grove Cemetery
The first documented burial in this cemetery, that of Phebe A. Martin, took place in 1875, three years after the town of Trinity was laid out on the George W. Wilson survey. Nearly 100 graves, many of them from an 1897-98 diphtheria epidemic, date . . . Map (db m206842) HM
8 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 18783 — Charles Nesbitt "Charlie" Wilson
Born in Trinity on June 1, 1933, Charles Nesbitt "Charlie" Wilson served as a United States Naval officer, a state legislator and a United States Representative from Texas' Second Congressional District. Growing up, Wilson attended Trinity public . . . Map (db m206862) HM
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9 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 18784 — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at Trinity
A public work relief program from 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) provided jobs for young, unemployed or unmarried men during the Great Depression. Part of the New Deal, the CCC implemented a general natural resource conservation . . . Map (db m206877) HM
10 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 7958 — Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church
Originally known as the Trinity Baptist Church in Christ, this congregation was formally organized on January 23, 1876, by the Rev. D.S. Snodgrass. Charter members included J.R. and Rachel Shaw, Mrs. S.J. Knox, O.G. Shaw, Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Arnold, . . . Map (db m206875) HM
11 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 7961 — First United Methodist Church of Trinity
This congregation was organized in 1872, the same year the city of Trinity was founded. The Rev. John Woolam is credited with the establishment of the church and also served as its first itinerate minister. Woolam held services in Trinity one Sunday . . . Map (db m206867) HM
12 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 7963 — I.N. Parker House
Built about 1888, this was the home of local merchant Isaac Newton Parker (1841-1918) and his family. Parker, a Confederate Civil War veteran, and his first wife, Mary C. Ashley (d. 1905) reared eight children here. After Mary's death Parker married . . . Map (db m232059) HM
13 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 6720 — Jacob Pope and Elizabeth Ann Barnes
Mississippi natives Jacob Pope Barnes (1832-1877) and Elizabeth Ann Rankin (1834-1912) were wed on June 21, 1860. They moved to Texas in 1866 and came to Trinity in 1872. Jacob opened a mercantile store in partnership with Frank Lister and was . . . Map (db m206843) HM
14 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 15316 — Old Red Schoolhouse
Trinity's first schoolhouse was a one-room log structure built in 1872 near Cedar Grove Cemetery. A two-story frame schoolhouse that stood on this site from 1897 to 1911 was moved several blocks northwest to serve African American students. Under . . . Map (db m52983) HM
15 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 7962 — Ranald McDonald House
Married after 1876 to Mollie Turner (1837-1919), daughter of an early Trinity pioneer, Ranald McDonald (1848-1931) settled on his land along the Trinity River. He bought this lot in 1890 and hired John Denton Gibbs to erect this Victorian house in . . . Map (db m206839) HM
16 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 23282 — Site of Gibson Hotel
The Gibson family was among the early settlers of Trinity County, with George Gibson settling in Sumpter in 1857 and later marrying Elzirah Ann White. They and their family moved to the new railroad and lumber center of Trinity Station in 1872. . . . Map (db m232050) HM
17 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 18200 — Texas Long Leaf Lumber Company
In 1907 Thompson Brothers Lumber Company built a mill and 37 acre pond at Trinity. Texas Long Leaf Lumber Company which started at Willard in 1912, bought Thompson Brothers Trinity Mill in 1922. Under management of Paul Sanderson for 22 years, the . . . Map (db m206899) HM
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18 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 7974 — Trinity Chapel A.M.E. Church
The Trinity Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church traces its beginnings to 1882 when it was established as a mission church. The Reverend W.M. Apling was appointed as the first pastor. Land for a church site was donated in 1887 by the New . . . Map (db m206834) HM
19 Texas, Trinity County, Trinity — 20067 — Waco, Beaumont, Trinity & Sabine Railroad
On September 28, 1881, the Trinity & Sabine Railway Co. was chartered as a logging tram connecting with the International & Great Northern (I&GN) Railroad. The line was intended to run east to the Sabine River but only extended as far as Colmesneil. . . . Map (db m206840) HM
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Oct. 3, 2023