Built by A. J. Birchfield, first editor of Alvin "Sun", 1894. Often a storm refuge, house kept over 100 safe in famed 1900 coastal hurricane. Leading townspeople -- Greer, Carleton, Finger, and McCown families -- have owned this 12-room Victorian . . . — — Map (db m173566) HM
The John A. Wharton Camp of Confederate Veterans purchased cemetery land June 27, 1898 and more in 1903 and 1927. The total is about 15 acres. 37 Confederate veterans are buried here.
On Feb. 11, 1919 F. E. Acton, Y. M. Edwards, E. G. Ward, W. . . . — — Map (db m50164) HM
Established in the 1890's by John A. Wharton Camp, U. C. V.; burial ground for Confederate veterans and families. After increase of acreage, use of cemetery was extended to public. Veterans of 4 wars; 1900 hurricane victims as well as prominent . . . — — Map (db m110259) HM
After the Galveston hurricane of 1900 destroyed his home, banker-investor Oscar Smith Cummings (1866-1941) hired contractors Booth and Bigler to salvage the materials and build this Victorian residence in 1900-01. Oscar Smith, owner of a local . . . — — Map (db m173567) HM
A Methodist circuit-riding minister, the Reverend Peter Nicholson, founded the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Alvin in 1881. Early worship services were held in the homes of its members and in the local railroad station. The first church . . . — — Map (db m173531) HM
The history of this congregation can be traced to 1890. Many families moved to Alvin at that time to take advantage of economic opportunities offered by the surrounding agricultural development. Among the new citizens were a number of . . . — — Map (db m173532) HM
Nolan Ryan grew up in Alvin, Texas and began his pitching career as a Little League player. At Alvin High School, he was an outstanding athlete who led his team to the State baseball finals in 1965.
After graduation, he was drafted by the New . . . — — Map (db m195772) HM
First cemetery in Alvin. Acquired by city in 1892. Oldest legible inscription (1889) marks grave of pioneer and Civil War veteran G. W. Durant. Many early settlers are buried here, as are several victims of 1900 hurricane. Name changed to Oak Park . . . — — Map (db m173655) HM