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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Coldspring

 
Clickable Map of San Jacinto County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg San Jacinto County, TX (16) Liberty County, TX (29) Montgomery County, TX (30) Polk County, TX (27) Trinity County, TX (6) Walker County, TX (46)  SanJacintoCounty(16) San Jacinto County (16)  LibertyCounty(29) Liberty County (29)  MontgomeryCounty(30) Montgomery County (30)  PolkCounty(27) Polk County (27)  TrinityCounty(6) Trinity County (6)  WalkerCounty(46) Walker County (46)
Coldspring, Texas and Vicinity
    San Jacinto County (16)
    Liberty County (29)
    Montgomery County (30)
    Polk County (27)
    Trinity County (6)
    Walker County (46)
 
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1Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — 13848 — Coldspring Methodist Church
Built to north, on land given, 1848, by Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rankin, from an Austin Colony grant. Moved 1917 to new site. Bell over 100 years old. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964Map (db m118982) HM
2Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — 12179 — First Baptist Church of Coldspring(Laurel Hill Baptist Church)
Formally organized in 1848 in the small community known as "Fireman's Hill" (formerly "Coonskin"), Laurel Hill Baptist Church began with four members and the Rev. Joseph Warner Dossey Creath as its first pastor. The Rev. Mr. Creath came to Texas as . . . — Map (db m118984) HM
3Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — 7654 — General James Davis
​Born Va., July 17, 1790. As U. S. Army officer in War of 1812, was in Battle of New Orleans, married Anne Eliza Hill, of N. C. Had 7 children. Came to Texas in 1834. Served Republic of Texas on staff of Gen. Sam Houston, 1836; . . . — Map (db m155897) HM
4Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — 7675 — Governor George Tyler Wood(1795-1858)
Born in Georgia and married there in 1837 to Martha Evans Gindrat (1809-63), a widow with 3 children, George T. Wood came to Texas with his family in 1839 and settled along the Trinity River near Point Blank. Wood studied law and was elected to the . . . — Map (db m118970) HM
5Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — 7656 — J. M. Hansbro's Law Office
Built 1870. First structure moved to new Coldsprings after fire destroyed first courthouse, 1915. A new town site was selected. The San Jacinto County Abstract Co. was housed in this building many years. County's first telephone was installed here. . . . — Map (db m128921) HM
6Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — 15892 — Laurel Hill Cemetery(Site given 1848)
​ Named for Laurel trees that grew around baptismal pool of Laurel Hill Baptist Church. Site was given by Gen. James B. Davis (1790-1859), adjutant-general of Republic of Texas army in 1842. Cemetery was opened for use in 1840s. Oldest . . . — Map (db m155901) HM
7Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — Liberty Hill Fire TowerOn the Look Out
Not all fires are bad. Prescribed fire or "managed" fire can actually be beneficial to a forest. Prescribed fire recycles nutrients for plant growth, controls buildup of forest understory or litter, and prepares bare soils for seed germination. . . . — Map (db m158310) HM
8Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — 7661 — Mount Moriah Lodge No. 37, A.F. & A.M.
Chartered by the Grand Lodge of Texas on January 15, 1848, this lodge first convened in the Mount Pleasant settlement. Early meetings were held at Fireman's Hill in a schoolhouse owned by Henry Gillette. That building was moved to Coldspring in . . . — Map (db m118985) HM
9Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — Old San Jacinto County Jail
Approved by the Commissioners Court in 1886 and completed the following year, this structure served as the San Jacinto County jail until 1980. Interior space included second floor cells and jailer's living quarters on the ground floor. Victorian . . . — Map (db m97055) HM
10Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — 7668 — San Jacinto County
Eighteenth century Spanish explorers gave to the hyacinth-choked stream the name of Saint Hyacinth. Anglo-Americans settled here after 1820. Formed from portions of Polk, Montgomery, Liberty and Walker counties. Created January 5, 1869; recreated . . . — Map (db m118972) HM
11Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — 12481 — San Jacinto County Courthouse
A fire in 1915 destroyed the San Jacinto County courthouse. Landowners donated land at this site and relocated the center of county government to "new town" Coldspring. The county hired builders Price and Williamson to construct the new courthouse . . . — Map (db m118971) HM
12Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — 7669 — San Jacinto County Jail
Noted for rare but never used hangman's trap. Second jail for San Jacinto County which was organized 1871, this structure was built in 1887 by L.T. Noyes of Houston. Later, the Southern Structural Steel Company of San Antonio installed cells and the . . . — Map (db m96709) HM
13Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — The Liberty Hill Church & School
The Liberty Hill Church was founded on October 6, 1897. This building was moved here from a site northwest of the present location in 1905. It served as both church and school until 1924. The Hayman Cemetery Association now maintains the building . . . — Map (db m158314) HM
14Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — 7652 — Townsite of Coldspring
Before founding of town, this land lay in Mexican grant made to Col. Robt. Rankin, veteran of American Revolution. Post office here bore name "Coonskin" (1847), then "Fireman's Hill," and finally "Cold Springs" (1850). Spelling later became . . . — Map (db m118969) HM
 
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