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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bonham
Bonham, Texas and Vicinity
▶ Fannin County (13) ▶ Collin County (17) ▶ Delta County (6) ▶ Grayson County (38) ▶ Hunt County (20) ▶ Lamar County (41) ▶ Bryan County, Oklahoma (10)
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|Among the early settlers of this area were Joseph and William Arledge, brothers who arrived from Alabama in the 1850s. Both established successful farms in the area, and the growing settlement became known as Arledge Ridge. Joseph Arledge operated . . . — — Map (db m119512) HM|
|In 1837, Bailey Inglish moved his family to this area from western Arkansas, where he had been an influential leader of pioneer settlers. Here he was active in the formation of Fannin County, serving on the land board and later as chief justice. To . . . — — Map (db m128647) HM|
|In 1887 Dr. J. M. Terry, who gave up medicine for journalism, established the “Weekly Fannin Favorite.” He expanded in 1892 by starting this newspaper, the oldest daily publication in Fannin County. For 45 years its offices were in the . . . — — Map (db m128654) HM|
|This area was first settled by Anglo - Americans who traveled up the Red River by steamboat in 1836. Fannin County was created in 1837, organized 1838, and named for James W. Fannin (1805-36), who was massacred with his soldiers at Goliad (March 27, . . . — — Map (db m96688) HM|
|Commissioners’ Court first met at Jacob Black’s cabin on Feb. 26, 1836, before Fannin County was officially organized. In 1838 Warren (near present Ambrose in Grayson County) was named the county seat. The courthouse built there in 1840 was a . . . — — Map (db m128644) HM|
Born February 20, 1807 in South Carolina • Studied at South Carolina College 1825-1827
• On the staff of the Governor of South Carolina at the time of the Nullification Controversy 1832 to 1833 • Practiced law at Pendleton, . . . — — Map (db m128658) HM WM|
|Texas Ranger, T.C. Robinson once described him, “He kills men just to see them kick. He can take two six shooters and turn them like wheels in his hands and fire a shot from each at every revolution.” Others have described Fannin . . . — — Map (db m128660) HM|
in honor of the victories
of the American Navy
over the Spanish Navy
at Manila, May 1, 1898, under Dewey,
and Santiago De Cuba, July 3, 1898,
under Sampson and Schley. — — Map (db m128657) WM|