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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Crockett, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Houston 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 Houston County, TX (41) Anderson County, TX (27) Angelina County, TX (55) Cherokee County, TX (36) Leon County, TX (13) Madison County, TX (8) Trinity County, TX (6) Walker County, TX (46)  HoustonCounty(41) Houston County (41)  AndersonCounty(27) Anderson County (27)  AngelinaCounty(55) Angelina County (55)  CherokeeCounty(36) Cherokee County (36)  LeonCounty(13) Leon County (13)  MadisonCounty(8) Madison County (8)  TrinityCounty(6) Trinity County (6)  WalkerCounty(46) Walker County (46)
Location of Crockett, Texas
    Houston County (41)
    Anderson County (27)
    Angelina County (55)
    Cherokee County (36)
    Leon County (13)
    Madison County (8)
    Trinity County (6)
    Walker County (46)
 
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1Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 11213 — Albert Holley House
In 1857 Albert Holley (b. 1828), his mother and two brothers, migrated to Houston County from Alabama. While the others journeyed to Texas by boat, he brought the family's supplies overland by wagon with 137 slaves. By 1860 he and his wife Julia . . . Map (db m128926) HM
2Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 11207 — Beeson-Box Cemetery
Harston Wilson Beeson, one of Houston County's first settlers (1840), bought land in this area from his neighbor, John Box, in 1852. The Cemetery was established on Beeson land about 3/4 of a mile east of this site with the burial of Box's son, . . . Map (db m155414) HM
3Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 7037 — Crockett
Founded 1837. Named for David Crockett, who had visited here on way to the Alamo, 1836. Old fortified log courthouse was often the refuge for settlers during Indian raids. During Civil War had camp of instruction. Telegraph and stagecoach . . . Map (db m120963) HM
4Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 11096 — Early Bank Building
A typical late 19th Century Texas commercial building, with cast iron front and pressed tin ornamentation. Erected for bank developed in mercantile store of W.E. Mayes (1837-1915). To aid his customers, Mayes in 1880s took care of cash and . . . Map (db m121248) HM
5Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 11130 — First National Bank of Crockett
Founded about 1881 as sideline in mercantile store of W.E. Mayes (1837-1915), who aided customers by keeping cash and currency in his safe, issuing loans and credits. In 1892 H.F. Moore (1854-1926) came here from . . . Map (db m121247) HM
6Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 11132 — Five Courthouses of Houston County
On June 12, 1837, President Sam Houston authorized the formation of Houston County, the first newly created county in the Republic of Texas. Andrew W. Gossett (1812-1890) donated land, which included this square, for the townsite. He and his father, . . . Map (db m121246) HM
7Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 9864 — Givens Homesite
Solomon George Givens and his wife Lula (Burleson), both born in Houston County in 1871, were the children of former slaves. They were married in Crockett in 1891, and in 1892 they bought 34 acres of land here. Their farm proved a success and in . . . Map (db m155417) HM
8Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 11212 — Houston County
Created from Nacgodoches County June 12, 1837 Organized the same year named in honor of Sam Houston 1793-1863 Commander-in-Chief of the Texan Army at San Jacinto President of the Republic and Governor of the State of Texas . . . Map (db m63530) HM
9Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 12422 — Houston County Courthouse
In early 1938, the Houston County commissioners court, with County Judge B. F. Bradley presiding, began making plans for construction of the county's fifth courthouse. Built in 1939 with funds from the Federal Public Works Administration, the . . . Map (db m121245) HM
10Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 11227 — Miller-Spinks-Mayes Property
This corner of the town square was developed as a law office after state legislator and Houston County Judge S.A. Miller (1805-1893) purchased it in 1840. In 1891, Rudd Crawford Spinks (1856-1938) bought the site and built a two-story brick building . . . Map (db m120965) HM
11Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 7039 — Original Site of the Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin
Joseph Redmond Rice (1805-1866) and his wife, Willie Masters Rice (1809-1881), natives of Tennessee and Kentucky, built a one-room log cabin on this site in 1828. Rice's brothers and his father-in-law, Jacob Masters, probably helped with the . . . Map (db m121250) HM
12Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 7042 — Rice Cemetery
Joseph Redmond Rice (1805-1866) and his wife Wille Masters Rice (1809-1881) erected a log cabin across the San Antonio Road from this site in 1828. They probably established this family burial ground after the deaths of their infant twins about . . . Map (db m156875) HM
13Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 7056 — Site of Mary Allen Seminary
In 1886 the Board of Missions for Freedmen of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, under the leadership of the group's secretary the Rev. Richard Allen, began planning for the establishment of a black girls' school in Texas. After a . . . Map (db m128933) HM
14Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 11089 — Site of the Crockett Hotel
James H. Collard, a surveyor, opened a general store on this site in 1837. Four years later he sold the business to Thomas Collins (1800-1869). Members of the Collins family ran the store until 1890 when William Berry (b.1856) constructed the . . . Map (db m120964) HM
15Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 8809 — Stage Coach Inn
Built as a home by Joseph D. Rice, Sr., who came to Texas in 1828. In 1838 it was designated as a stopping place for the stage coach from Nacogdoches to Crockett.Map (db m121249) HM
16Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 7045 — Strode-Pritchett Log Cabin
This log cabin was constructed on the Jeremiah Strode league (12 mi. E). It is believed to have been built in the 1850s by B.R. Wallace (1800-73), Strode's son-in law and a Texas legislator, or by Wallace's cousin W. W. Wallace (b. 1821). Later . . . Map (db m156957) HM
17Texas (Houston County), Crockett — The David Crockett Spring
Which marks the campsite of the famous Texan on his historic journey to the Alamo were he paid the supreme price for Texas liberty "Be sure you are right, then go ahead."Map (db m156960) HM
18Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 11238 — W.V. McConnell Building
Crockett native William Van McConnell (1855-1919) built this Victorian commercial structure soon after he purchased the site in 1891 from Maj. J.C. Wooters, a former mayor of the city. Known for his wit and his Irish stories, McConnell opened a . . . Map (db m120966) HM
 
May. 13, 2021