“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 Blessing, Texas

Clickable Map of Matagorda 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> Matagorda County, TX (108) Brazoria County, TX (176) Calhoun County, TX (84) Jackson County, TX (14) Wharton County, TX (49)  MatagordaCounty(108) Matagorda County (108)  BrazoriaCounty(176) Brazoria County (176)  CalhounCounty(84) Calhoun County (84)  JacksonCounty(14) Jackson County (14)  WhartonCounty(49) Wharton County (49)
Bay City is the county seat for Matagorda County
Blessing is in Matagorda County
      Matagorda County (108)  
      Brazoria County (176)  
      Calhoun County (84)  
      Jackson County (14)  
      Wharton County (49)  
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1Texas (Matagorda County), Blessing — 13257 — Blessing Library Association
In the first years of the 20th century, Jonathan Pierce filed a deed with the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad (Southern Pacific) to lay out a town along the rail line at the junction of two major roads. He named the community . . . Map (db m118424) HM
2Texas (Matagorda County), Blessing — 12054 — Blessing State Bank
Built during the boom of 1907, the Blessing State Bank is one of the few remaining commercial buildings from this period. Possibly designed by Victoria Architect Jules Leffland, designer of the Blessing Hotel, the bank operated until 1932. . . . Map (db m168631) HM
3Texas (Matagorda County), Blessing — 1203 — Deming’s Bridge Community
The Deming's Bridge community grew up around a wooden bridge built over the Tres Palacios River at this site in 1857 for Edward A. Deming, owner of land along the west side of the stream. The crossing provided by Deming's Bridge became a natural . . . Map (db m168618) HM
4Texas (Matagorda County), Blessing — 15652 — Grimes Cemetery
Cattleman Richard Grimes (1789-1858) established this family cemetery in 1856 when his infant grandson died. Grimes was born in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and from a young age he pursued a seafaring career. In 1837, Captain Grimes came to Texas in . . . Map (db m169090) HM
5Texas (Matagorda County), Blessing — 3243 — Masonic Lodge #411
Hall built 1875 at Deming's Bridge, near Pierce Ranch, by John Pierce and Masonic brothers. First floor used as Baptist church and community hall. Moved about 1903 when town of Blessing was founded. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - . . . Map (db m168624) HM
6Texas (Matagorda County), Blessing — 3741 — Old Hawley Cemetery
Known 1838-1899 as Deming's Bridge Cemetery. Second post office in Matagorda County was located nearby in 1858. Two acres donated by Emelius Savage and his son Norman for the cemetery and Tres Palacios Baptist Church, founded 1852. More . . . Map (db m118415) HM
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7Texas (Matagorda County), Blessing — 15337 — St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Though Catholic settlers initially arrived in this area in the 1800s, it was in 1912, just five years after the founding of Blessing, that a Mass was held in the community. At first, Mass was held in the homes of Blessing residents, whenever . . . Map (db m168640) HM
8Texas (Matagorda County), Blessing — 17836 — William Walter “Pudge” Heffelfinger
”Pudge” Heffelfinger was born in 1867 in Minneapolis and began playing football at age 15. He organized a team at his High School and played four seasons at Yale on the Varsity team where, in 1890, he conceived the idea of the Pulling . . . Map (db m168609) HM
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Dec. 7, 2022