“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Anahuac, Texas

Clickable Map of Chambers 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> Chambers County, TX (38) Galveston County, TX (373) Harris County, TX (517) Jefferson County, TX (125) Liberty County, TX (91)  ChambersCounty(38) Chambers County (38)  GalvestonCounty(373) Galveston County (373)  HarrisCounty(517) Harris County (517)  JeffersonCounty(125) Jefferson County (125)  LibertyCounty(91) Liberty County (91)
Anahuac is the county seat for Chambers County
Anahuac is in Chambers County
      Chambers County (38)  
      Galveston County (373)  
      Harris County (517)  
      Jefferson County (125)  
      Liberty County (91)  
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1 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — An Anchor — Fort Anahuac Park —
In the fall of 1967, while L.A. Otter and son, Alvin, were shrimping in their new boat, the Lydia Gail, in Trinity Bay near Lonesome Reef, an anchor became entangled in their net. They retrieved the anchor, and it was sandblasted and painted . . . Map (db m163903) HM
2 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9134 — Birthplace of Governor Ross Shaw Sterling (1875-1949)
Governor of Texas 1931-33, during critical years of the Depression. Born and reared on family farm here. As a youth hoeing these fields, learned to stay ahead by taking "3 or 4 licks" while others took 2. Followed this vigorous philosophy . . . Map (db m86614) HM
3 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 13808 — Black Education in Chambers County
The Texas Legislature formed Chambers County in 1858, and Wallisville became the county's first seat of government. The 1869 Texas Constitution called for the creation of free public schools for white and black children to be partially funded by the . . . Map (db m239907) HM
4 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9118 — Chambers County
Formed from Jefferson and Liberty counties. Created February 12, 1858. Organized August 2, 1858. Named in honor of General Thomas Jefferson Chambers 1802-1865 The first and only superior judge of Texas before the Revolution. Member of . . . Map (db m121264) HM
5 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 20094 — Chambers County Courthouse
Named after Texas pioneer Major General Thomas Jefferson Chambers, Chambers County was established in 1858. Until the early 20th century, Wallisville was the county seat and the location for the first three Chambers County courthouses. They were . . . Map (db m157357) HM
6 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9119 — Chambers County Youth Project Show
On July 30, 1955, members of the East and West Chambers County Farm Bureaus and their families held a picnic in Fort Anahuac Park (4 mi. S) which included a variety of youth events and games. The success of the picnic resulted in a sense of unity, . . . Map (db m60319) HM
7 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9117 — Chambersea
Built in 1845. Home of Thomas Jefferson Chambers, early civic and business leader whose love for Texas was proclaimed by the "Star" window in the west gable. The modest board-and-batten pioneer house has another unique feature in the graceful, . . . Map (db m121263) HM
8 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9121 — Events at Anahuac Leading to the Texas Revolution
In the spring of 1832, Wm. B. Travis, Patrick C. Jack and other American settlers in Texas were unjustly imprisoned by Col. Juan Bradburn, commander of the Mexican garrison at Anahuac. Bradburn's refusal to deliver his prisoners for civil trial . . . Map (db m157356) HM
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9 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9123 — Fort Anahuac
Known as Perry's Point until 1825, Anahuac was a port of entry for early Texas colonists. In 1830 the Mexican government established a military post here to collect customs duties and to enforce the law of April 6, 1830, which curtailed further . . . Map (db m117180) HM
10 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9124 — Fort Anahuac
On this site first known as Perry's Point, a fort, established in 1830 by General Manuel Mier y Terán for the purpose of halting Anglo-American colonization was named Anahuac, the Aztec name of Mexico City, then the capital of Texas. The . . . Map (db m117183) HM
11 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 12651 — Graydon
The farming community of Graydon flourished along the west fork of Double Bayou at the turn of the century. Benjamin F. Sterling (1831-1917), one of the earliest settlers in the area, brought his family here in 1869. He is credited . . . Map (db m121360) HM
12 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9116 — Home of Thomas Jefferson Chambers1802 - 1865
Surveyor General of Texas, 1829. Sole superior judge of Texas before 1836. Active in the cause of independence. Member of Secession Convention, 1861. Chambersea, later Anahuac, and a Texas county were named in his honor.Map (db m121340) HM
13 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 12650 — James Taylor White
A veteran of the War of 1812, James Taylor White (b.1789) migrated to this area from Louisiana in 1828. As a rancher, he developed one of the largest herds of Longhorn cattle in southeast Texas. On White's ranch in June 1832, area colonists . . . Map (db m121266) HM
14 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9113 — Juan Davis Bradburn
Adventurer from Kentucky who first came to Texas in 1817 with an expedition seeking to expel Spain from North America. Bradburn served in the Army of the Republic of Mexico in the 1820s, and in 1830 was sent to establish a military post at the mouth . . . Map (db m117179) HM
15 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9126 — Lone Star Canal
Berriman Richard Garland (1840-1918), a native of Indiana, saw the need for fresh water for rice crops in east Chambers County. Garland and A. L. Williams began in 1902 acquiring land and constructing this irrigation canal. It started at the mouth . . . Map (db m121261) HM
16 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9140 — Robert McAlpin Williamson(1804-1859) — Hero of Colonial Struggle at Anahuac —
Crippled by disease at 15, with a leg permanently bent at the knee, wore a pegleg which like his two natural legs was covered with his trousers. Hence he was nicknamed "Three-Legged Willie." Settled in Texas in 1827 to practice law. Here at . . . Map (db m117181) HM
17 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9131 — Round Point
This area on Trinity Bay, three miles south of the town of Anahuac, was called Round Point as early as 1828 when Anson Taylor (1791-1831) settled here. A native of South Carolina, Taylor emigrated to Texas from Tennessee with his wife, Elizabeth, . . . Map (db m121353) HM
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18 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9133 — The Dr. N.T. Schilling Medical Office
Nicholas T. Schilling, born in Bavaria on Nov. 28, 1845, came as a small child with his parents to the United States. He served in the Civil War (1861-65) as a youthful volunteer in the Maryland cavalry. In 1872, he received his M.D. degree from the . . . Map (db m121262) HM
19 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9136 — Turtle Bayou ResolutionsNear site of the signing of
Drafted and signed at Turtle Bayou on June 13, 1832; this first formal protest of Texas colonists against Mexican tyranny formed an early step in events that led eventually to the Texas Revolution of 1836. The settlers were protesting recent . . . Map (db m60341) HM
20 Texas, Chambers County, Anahuac — 9135 — William Barret Travis(August 9, 1809 - March 6, 1836)
Co-commander with James Bowie, siege of the Alamo. Born in South Carolina; moved with family in 1818 to Alabama, where at 19 he was admitted to the bar; came to Texas 1831. In Anahuac he joined William H. Jack and others resisting tyranny of . . . Map (db m117182) HM
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May. 24, 2024