“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 Alvarado, Texas

Clickable Map of Johnson 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> Johnson County, TX (46) Bosque County, TX (19) Ellis County, TX (79) Hill County, TX (53) Hood County, TX (27) Parker County, TX (46) Somervell County, TX (18) Tarrant County, TX (237)  JohnsonCounty(46) Johnson County (46)  BosqueCounty(19) Bosque County (19)  EllisCounty(79) Ellis County (79)  HillCounty(53) Hill County (53)  HoodCounty(27) Hood County (27)  ParkerCounty(46) Parker County (46)  SomervellCounty(18) Somervell County (18)  TarrantCounty(237) Tarrant County (237)
Cleburne is the county seat for Johnson County
Alvarado is in Johnson County
      Johnson County (46)  
      Bosque County (19)  
      Ellis County (79)  
      Hill County (53)  
      Hood County (27)  
      Parker County (46)  
      Somervell County (18)  
      Tarrant County (237)  
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1Texas (Johnson County), Alvarado — 137 — Alvarado
Early settler David Mitchell established a trading post near here in the late 1840s, about the time colonists of W. S. Peters' empresario grant began to settle the area. Colonist William Balch, who settled on an area land grant in 1852, was later . . . Map (db m180145) HM
2Texas (Johnson County), Alvarado — Alvarado Glenwood Cemetery
Two early area families established cemeteries at this site in the 1870s. During that time, the Campbell and Sansom families purchased land in this vicinity. The first documented burial is that of seven-month-old Ula Sansom (d. 1876), who was buried . . . Map (db m180142) HM
3Texas (Johnson County), Alvarado — 14134 — Balch Cemetery
William Balch (1804-1870) migrated to Texas from Illinois in 1848 with his wife and family to receive land from the Robertson land district. In 1851 Balch and his sons and grandson arrived in Alvarado to mark their land claim of 320 acres about . . . Map (db m180144) HM
4Texas (Johnson County), Alvarado — 11959 — Duke Cemetery
Dr. John Duke (1827-1884), his wife Martha (1836-1888), and their family moved to Johnson County in 1854. they established a farm in the area later called the Willow Springs community. When their ten-year-old daughter Zilla died in 1870, they . . . Map (db m146721) HM
5Texas (Johnson County), Alvarado — 2832 — Johnson County Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion
One of the largest events of its kind in Texas, the Johnson County Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion traces its beginnings to 1892, when local farmer and newspaper correspondent John James (1852-1927) proposed the idea to some of his neighbors. . . . Map (db m180141) HM
6Texas (Johnson County), Alvarado — 13482 — Outlaws Benjamin Bickerstaff and Josiah Thompson
Near this site in 1869, Alvarado citizens ended the lives of outlaws Benjamin Bickerstaff and Josiah Thompson. A former Confederate veteran and prisoner of war, Bickerstaff was wanted for the murder of an African American man in Louisiana shortly . . . Map (db m180146) HM
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Sep. 30, 2022