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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chappell Hill, Texas
Location of Chappell Hill, Texas
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| Name honors 1857 mayor of Chappell Hill, Jethro Atkinson, whose plantation was nearby. In 1844, date of earliest marked grave, site was owned by Robert Wooding Chappell, for whom city was named. Formed in 1957, Atkinson Cemetery Association . . . — — Map (db m165009) HM|
| Located halfway between San Felipe de Austin and the town of Washington, Cedar Creek existed from the mid-1830s to the early 1850s. Cedar Creek was inhabited by Methodists and became the center for the Texas Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1849, . . . — — Map (db m156825) HM|
|Founded 1847. Named for Robert Chappell, an 1841 settler. Early education center, with Chappell Hill Male and Female Institute, 1852, and Soule University, 1850.
Male students marched away to Civil War in 1861. C.S.A. Quartermaster Depot . . . — — Map (db m74273) HM|
| Chappell Hill Male and Female Institute (founded 1850) pioneered in higher learning in Texas. Under Methodist Church after 1854. Women's branch was chartered separately, 1856. Rebuilt after a fire in 1871; this bell, cast 1873, is only relic of . . . — — Map (db m165003) HM|
| Opened as Masonic burial ground, 1853. Jacob Haller, founder of Chappell Hill, was first interment. Final resting place of pioneers, soldiers, statesmen, heroes of Texas. Until formation of Cemetery Association in 1965, cared for by Hubert Lodge . . . — — Map (db m156826) HM|
Chappell Hill began as an agricultural community in 1847 but had no bank until a population boom in the early 1900s brought wealth and economic prosperity.
Farmers State Bank organized in March 1907 and opened in September of that year with J. . . . — — Map (db m111933) HM|
| Home built 1850 by Dr. John W. Lockhart, Chappell Hill physician and frequent host of Sam Houston. House is of cedar and black walnut hand-cut on rich 1,000-acre place that had its own blacksmith shop, cotton gin, store, other facilities. . . . — — Map (db m165001) HM|
| Organized prior to 1847. First pastor, Robert Alexander, had been a missionary in Texas since 1837. Original church built in 1853; was destroyed in great storm of 1900; rebuilt in 1901, constructed of pine. Memorial inscription placed in window in . . . — — Map (db m165007) HM|
Town's early masonry store, built 1869 by merchant John E. Glass.
Has thick sandstone walls, massive hand-hewn and pegged pine timbers, doors and window shutters made with square nails.
Tenants have been grocers and the Chappell Hill Post . . . — — Map (db m111934) HM|
| Founded May 1842, original site 2 1/2 mi. N.W. of Chappell Hill. Arm of Church opened here in 1853. First building destroyed by storm.
All of the congregation moved here in 1866. Present church erected in 1873.
Recorded Texas Historic . . . — — Map (db m156833) HM|
| Established in 1852 by the Methodist Church as Chappell Hill Male and Female Institute · After Soule University for Boys was established in 1856, Chappell Hill College was a School for Girls · Existed until 1912. Erected by the State of . . . — — Map (db m156827) HM|
|Established in 1855 and chartered in 1856 to replace Rutersville and Wesleyan Colleges. Closed during the Civil War and later by yellow fever. Succeeded in 1875 by Southwestern University — — Map (db m74266) HM|