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Historical Markers in Crockett, Texas

 
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1 Texas, 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
2 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11237 — Andrew Jackson McGown — (1816 - 1870)
Tennessee native Andrew Jackson McGown came to Texas in 1835 to fight with the Texas Army in the War for Independence from Mexico. A participant in the Battle of San Jacinto, he later helped establish the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Texas, . . . Map (db m219487) HM
3 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 7014 — Armistead Albert Aldrich
Author - "History of Houston County, Texas" Armistead Albert Aldrich (April 10, 1858 -- Aug. 22, 1945) Born in Crockett, son of Oliver Cromwell and Eliza (Masters) Aldrich. Educated at University of Virginia, he was admitted to the bar in 1883. . . . Map (db m219490) HM
4 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11209 — Armistead Thompson Mason Monroe — (March 15, 1818 - September, 1893)
A grandnephew of U.S. president James Monroe, A.T.M. Monroe was born in Virginia and came to Texas in 1842. He married Rachel Albright (1828-1866) in 1846 and moved his family to Crockett in 1849. He operated a general store on the courthouse square . . . Map (db m219486) HM
5 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 7923 — Augustus "Gus" LeGory — (Oct. 10, 1840 - Dec. 4, 1930)
In 1855 Augustus "Gus" LeGory came to Texas from Mississippi. After serving in the Civil War, he returned to the area and worked with a Trinity River steamboat company. He later developed his own overland and river freight hauling enterprise and in . . . Map (db m219494) HM
6 Texas, 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
7 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11200 — Col. Steward Alexander Miller — (July 4, 1805 - March 27, 1893)
Born in Virginia; came to Texas, 1839. Member of Snively Expedition (1843), and 1st State Legislature (1846). Wife: Rebecca Whitten.Recorded - 1973Map (db m219497) HM
8 Texas, 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
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9 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11095 — Downes-Aldrich House
An outstanding example of Eastlake-Victorian architecture, started about 1891, completed in 1893, by J.E. Downes, prominent local businessman. Much of the material in the structure was imported from other states. Downes lived in the house until . . . Map (db m219444) HM
10 Texas, 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
11 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 7924 — First Baptist Church of Crockett
A Baptist Church, led by pioneer James T. Heflin, was meeting in Crockett as early as 1846. A second Baptist congregation was formally organized in 1850. Named Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Crockett, the congregation built a sanctuary on El Camino . . . Map (db m206967) HM
12 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11128 — First Methodist Church
City's first congregation and one of oldest in Texas. Formed 1839 with Henderson Palmer as pastor. Noted minister Littleton Fowler was presiding elder at organization. Methodists shared a structure with Crockett's other denominations until erecting . . . Map (db m206926) HM
13 Texas, 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
14 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11131 — First Presbyterian Church of Crockett
This church was established in 1854 by an act of the East Texas Presbytery. The Rev. W.C. Dunlap was organizer of the congregation and served as its pastor for two years. Members met in a Baptist church until the completion of their first building . . . Map (db m207022) HM
15 Texas, 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
16 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 10969 — George G. Alford — (June 17, 1793 - April 1, 1847) — Reported damaged
New York native George G. Alford, an officer in the War of 1812, came to Texas from Missouri in 1836. During the Texas Revolution he served as Gen. Sam Houston's Quartermaster General. Captured by Mexican forces after the war while on a supply trip . . . Map (db m219478) HM
17 Texas, 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
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18 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 7029 — Glenwood Cemetery — Crockett's Oldest Burial Ground
In original townsite of Crockett. Opened soon after Houston County was created and the county seat founded in 1837. Burials include early Texas heroes and statesmen; a friend visited by David Crockett on way to the Alamo; a grandnephew of U.S. . . . Map (db m219476) HM
19 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 7030 — Glenwood Cemetery (North Sector)
Opened about 1870. Here rest veterans of Texas War for Independence, Mexican War, Civil War, World Wars I and II; authors, bankers, educators, physicians, frontiersmen, jurists; a niece of Texas hero Sam Houston; a Grand Master of the Grand . . . Map (db m219477) HM
20 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 12082 — Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
A small group from Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Crockett withdrew in 1884 to create their own congregation. The St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church was organized under the leadership of the Reverend Raefield Cotton and six deacons. The group . . . Map (db m206923) HM
21 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11210 — House built by A.T. Monroe
House built by A.T. Monroe, nephew of U. S. President who issued the Monroe Doctrine. Structure is hand-hewn Louisiana Heart Oak over brick inner walls. Noted as center of social activities. Since 1911 in the family of prominent attorney George . . . Map (db m207025) HM
22 Texas, 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
23 Texas, 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
24 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 10984 — Isaac Adair Daniel — (February 18, 1864 - December 17, 1924)
A native of Houston County, Ike Daniel was a prominent businessman with assets in Kennard and Crockett. Among his various businesses were a general store, gristmill, cotton gin, sawmill, and real estate dealings. He served as Houston County Sheriff . . . Map (db m219495) HM
25 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 10985 — James Elbert Downes — (October 31, 1845 - January 25, 1917)
A native of Houston County, James Elbert Downes was the son of area pioneers. He served in the Civil War and was later active in the local Confederate veterans association. He was married to Elizabeth Brown in 1871 and they were the parents of three . . . Map (db m219496) HM
26 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11017 — John Edward Nite (1805-1849) Lucy Stepp Nite (1807-1865)
John Edward Nite, born in North Carolina, married Lucy Stepp, a native of Georgia, in 1826. Although robbed of $1800 in gold enroute to Texas from Tennessee in 1835, they were able to secure 1,506 acres of land along the Trinity River in Houston . . . Map (db m219479) HM
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27 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11231 — John Gordon Beasley, Sr. — (July 3, 1888 - April 5, 1959)
A leading figure in 20th century Crockett history, John Gordon "Big Jack" Beasley, Sr., was involved in a number of local businesses, including the Davy Crockett Federal Savings and Loan, which he helped organize in 1928. Beasley served as mayor of . . . Map (db m245597) HM
28 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11190 — John Lawrence Hall — (October 25, 1809 - August 25, 1857) — Reported damaged
Maryland native John Lawrence Hall lived in New Orleans before coming to Texas in 1831. Hall served in the Texas Army (1835-36), Republic of Texas Army (1841), and in the Mexican War (1846). He added to the land grants he received for military . . . Map (db m219485) HM
29 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11243 — John T. Smith — (March 5, 1815 - February 16, 1874)
New York-born John Titus Smith moved to Texas from Georgia in 1849. He settled on a cotton plantation at McKenzie's Bend on the Trinity River and operated the steamboat "Ida Reese". Smith served as Chief Justice (County Judge) of Houston County, . . . Map (db m219488) HM
30 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11062 — John Wortham
A pioneer area landowner and farmer, John Wortham (1804-67) was a petitioner for the creation of Houston County in 1837. He later served as captain of an independent Ranger company, as major in the Republic of Texas Army and as quartermaster of the . . . Map (db m207027) HM
31 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11222 — Joseph Redmond Rice and Willie Masters Rice — (May 24, 1805 - Aug. 11, 1866) and (Aug. 17, 1809 - Sept. 6, 1881)
Tennessean Joseph R. Rice married Willie, daughter of Jacob Masters, about 1825. By 1828 they lived in a log cabin near this spot. Their children were Sarah (b. 1826), Jacob (b. 1828), twins deceased in infancy, Amanda Elizabeth (1832-1910), John . . . Map (db m239113) HM
32 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11201 — Judge Elijah Gossett
A soldier in the Army of Texas, 1836 Chief Justice of Houston County, 1841 Born in Tennessee Feb. 1, 1788 Died Nov. 24, 1848 His wife Elizabeth (Stone) Gossett Born in Tennessee Sept. 1, 1789 Died July 6, 1849Map (db m219482) HM
33 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 27 — Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road — Marker #27 — El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail —
Kings Highway Camino Real Old San Antonio Road Marked by The Daughters of The American Revolution and The State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m221434) HM
34 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 28 — Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road — Marker #28 — El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail —
Kings Highway Camino Real Old San Antonio Road Marked by The Daughters of The American Revolution and The State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m221141) HM
35 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 29 — Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road — Marker #29 — El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail —
Kings Highway Camino Real Old San Antonio Road Marked by The Daughters of The American Revolution and The State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m221185) HM
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36 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11217 — Major Isaac Watts Burton
Veteran of San Jacinto • Commander of the "Horse Marines" in June, 1836 • A Senator in the Congress of the Republic 1836-1839 • Born in Georgia in 1805 • Died in January, 1843Map (db m219480) HM
37 Texas, 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
38 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11211 — Monroe-Crook House
Built 1854 by A.T. Monroe, prominent merchant and grand nephew of U.S. President James Monroe. Style is Greek Revival. Bricks between the inner and outer walls provide insulation and strength. Attorney George W. Crook bought the house in 1911. It is . . . Map (db m207023) HM
39 Texas, 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
40 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11221 — Patton-Buchanan Building
Crockett merchant William Monroe Patton (1855-1915) built this commercial structure about 1903. It was the fourth of six buildings he constructed on what became known as the Patton Block and is the only one that retains its original Mesker Bros. . . . Map (db m206924) HM
41 Texas, 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
42 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 7602 — Samuel Fisher Tenney — (March 26, 1840 - July 2, 1926)
Civil War veteran Samuel Fisher Tenney, a Georgia native, graduated from the University of Georgia and from a South Carolina seminary in 1868. He moved to Crockett two years later, following a pastorate in Marshall, Texas. For 54 years Tenney served . . . Map (db m219492) HM
43 Texas, 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
44 Texas, 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
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45 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 8810 — Spence-Chamberlain House
This house was built by teacher and lawyer John Spence and his wife Adele, also a teacher, about 1870. John died in 1879, and in 1891 Adele sold the house to druggist B. Frank Chamberlain and his wife Una. Sometime prior to 1920 the Chamberlains . . . Map (db m206969) HM
46 Texas, 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
47 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 7044 — Stanton Cemetery — (0.4 Mi. North)
Stanton Cemetery began with the burials, just days apart, of the young daughter (Sarah A.) and infant son (William H.) of William and Nancy Stanton in 1861. The children, victims of a diphtheria epidemic, were buried on family land. The Stanton's . . . Map (db m221300) HM
48 Texas, 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
49 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11247 — The Beazley House
This site was originally part of a Republic of Texas land grant to Andrew Edwards Gossett, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. Around the turn of the century it became part of a real estate development which opened a new Crockett residential . . . Map (db m219450) HM
50 Texas, 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
51 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 11063 — The Rev. John C. Woolam — (January 15, 1813 - January 18, 1894) — Reported damaged
South Carolina native John C. Woolam lived in Tennessee and served in the Florida Indian Wars before coming to Texas in 1838. After being licensed to preach by the Methodist Church in 1840, he served 34 churches in East and Southeast Texas during . . . Map (db m219484) HM
52 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 7601 — Vicory Barker Tunstall — (October 21, 1876 - February 8, 1953)
Born west of Crockett. A noted musician. Houston County district clerk, 1918-22. A barber by trade. In boyhood, studied violin. At 16, began teaching; at 20, opened Tunstall Music House. Traveled East Texas 50 years with band that included his ten . . . Map (db m245592) HM
53 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 10964 — W.E. Mayes Property
Alabama native William Elbert "Buck" Mayes (1836-1915) came to this area in 1856. After serving in the Civil War, he returned to Houston County and became a successful businessman with interests in banking, real estate, construction and retail . . . Map (db m206925) HM
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54 Texas, 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
55 Texas, Houston County, Crockett — 7920 — William Elbert "Buck" Mayes — (July 14, 1837 - August 27, 1915)
Alabama native William Elbert "Buck" Mayes, son of the Rev. Isaac C. Mayes and Lucinda Fuller, came to Texas in 1856. He married Sarah (Dickerson) Clark in 1858. After serving in the Civil War Mayes returned to Houston County and became a successful . . . Map (db m219493) HM
56 Texas, Houston County, Crockett, New Energy — 7050 — New Energy Cemetery
Established with the burial of a traveler on the land of Mary (Polly) Rice, this cemetery dates to the Civil War era. The first grave that bears an inscribed tombstone, that of Walter Ashmore, is dated 1870. Over the years members of the Duren and . . . Map (db m219431) HM
 
 
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