Located on a 2,952.2-acre tract of Republic of Texas land awarded in 1838 to Dr. Josiah Wheat, an early settler of Tyler County, and donor in 1847 of 200 acres for county seat, soon named Woodville.Site for this residence was acquired by William . . . — — Map (db m46127) HM
John Henry Kirby, son of John T. and Sarah Payne Kirby, was born in the village of Peachtree in North Tyler County, Texas, in 1860. A promising young student, he was encouraged to move to Woodville where he could attend schools with a more . . . — — Map (db m161357) HM
Came to Texas, 1838, represented Tyler County, Texas Secession Convention, 1861. Raised and was Captain, Co. F. 1st. Regt., Hood's Texas brigade. As Lieutenant Colonel, commanded Hood's Texans June 1862 - Jan. 1864, in battles such as Sharpsburg, . . . — — Map (db m202004) HM
To help recognize its African American Heritage, Tyler County resident John Cruse donated two acres here in 1906 to the Moss Hill community for church and cemetery purposes. According to local tradition the cemetery was established in the early . . . — — Map (db m161308) HM
Abram (Abel) B. and Julia Pedigo came to Texas in 1857. With their eleven children, they established a plantation near this site in the 1880s. In addition to farming, the family operated a grist mill, cotton gin, and sugar mill. The Pedigos' . . . — — Map (db m161285) HM
Early African American citizens of Woodville educated their children in local churches and Masonic halls well into the twentieth century. Efforts to develop a better public school system for the students began with the dynamic leadership of . . . — — Map (db m161418) HM
One of Texas' strongest Governors, a progressive colorful, dynamic leader. Administration (1949-1957) - longest in state's history - was marked by winning fight for restoration of the Tidelands to Texas.
In State Senate, 1935, where he was . . . — — Map (db m161323) HM
Born in Tennessee. Settling in East Texas, he married Margaret McMahan, daughter of founder of Chapel called earliest permanent Texas Protestant Church. Licensed as a Methodist Minister, Young served (1849-73) many communities, including . . . — — Map (db m161415) HM
Home ground of civilized tribes of Indians. Visited 1756 by Spanish explorers, who were trying to keep French trading expeditions out of Texas.
Site in 1831 of Fort Teran, commanded by Colonel Ellis Peter Bean, famous and colorful adventurer.
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After the creation of Tyler County in 1846 and the subsequent selection of Woodville as a county seat, this block was set aside for use as the courthouse square and the first courthouse was completed by February 1849. In November 1890, the Tyler . . . — — Map (db m46094) HM
Organized in 1849 in the new county courthouse (formerly at this site), the Woodville Academy offered advanced courses of study. Some of the subjects were astronomy, orthography (spelling), surveying and logic. In 1850 the school moved (1,500 ft. . . . — — Map (db m46111) HM
In 1855 M. Priest deeded one acre of land, containing several graves, for use as a public burial ground. Another acre was donated by Jane Bean in 1859, and additional land was acquired later.
Woodville Magnolia Cemetery contains the graves of . . . — — Map (db m161385) HM