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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Denison, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Grayson 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 Grayson County, TX (67) Collin County, TX (142) Cooke County, TX (28) Denton County, TX (92) Fannin County, TX (33) Bryan County, OK (14) Love County, OK (4) Marshall County, OK (1)  GraysonCounty(67) Grayson County (67)  CollinCounty(142) Collin County (142)  CookeCounty(28) Cooke County (28)  DentonCounty(92) Denton County (92)  FanninCounty(33) Fannin County (33)  BryanCountyOklahoma(14) Bryan County (14)  LoveCounty(4) Love County (4)  MarshallCounty(1) Marshall County (1)
Sherman is the county seat for Grayson County
Denison is in Grayson County
      Grayson County (67)  
ADJACENT TO GRAYSON COUNTY
      Collin County (142)  
      Cooke County (28)  
      Denton County (92)  
      Fannin County (33)  
      Bryan County, Oklahoma (14)  
      Love County, Oklahoma (4)  
      Marshall County, Oklahoma (1)  
 
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1Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Birthplace of Dwight David Eisenhower
Birthplace October 14, 1890 of Dwight David Eisenhower President of the United States of America Presented to the People of Texas by the Eisenhower Birthplace Foundation Amon G. Carter • Sid W. Richardson Web Maddox • . . . Map (db m72845) HM
2Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7359 — Birthplace of Dwight Eisenhower
Thirty-fourth President of the United States; born here Oct. 14, 1890, third son of David J. and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. Dwight Eisenhower graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, 1915; in 1943, during World War II, was appointed . . . Map (db m72850) HM
3Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower(1890 - 1969)
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4Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7350 — Coffman Cemetery
While David Harman Coffman (1827-1888) served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War (1861-1865), his wife Harriet (Jones) and four sons came to North Texas from Missouri. After the war David joined the family and they bought this land. . . . Map (db m183315) HM
5Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7352 — Cold Springs Log Cabin School
Pioneers, who were camped near a spring on property of William S. Reeves (1794-1879) while waiting for their land grants, built this one-room schoolhouse about 1855. The leader of the group was William L. Holder (1820-1876), who migrated to . . . Map (db m183820) HM
6Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7354 — Davis-Ansley Log Cabin Home
Blacksmith Micajah C. Davis (1790-1860), one of the founders of Grayson County, erected this cabin about 1840at Iron Ore Creek settlement near present Denison. The Pioneer home was built of hand-hewn oak logs with a plank floor. Sold in 1870 to . . . Map (db m183430) HM
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7Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Dwight David Eisenhower1890 - 1969
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8Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 16853 — First Presbyterian Church
The Presbyterian Board of home missions commissioned Reverend Josiah Milligan to oversee Presbyterian outreach in Texas. Rev. Milligan chose to office in Denison and began holding services in his living room. On December 22, 1872, he organized the . . . Map (db m184498) HM
9Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 18727 — Forest Park
The city of Denison's first public park was established in 1872. The town was founded in that same year as a terminus for the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas (Katy) Railroad and began as a melting pot for many different cultures. Originally conceived . . . Map (db m174958) HM
10Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7411 — Home of Thomas V. Munson(1843-1913)
World famed grape culturist. Earned second degree ever given at Kentucky A. & M. College (1870). Moved to Denison 1876; Became a civic leader and had nurseries for wide varieties of plants. In 1880's helped France save vineyards from root . . . Map (db m184107) HM
11Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7384 — Jesse Elvis Hendricks Log Cabin
A Native of Missouri, Jesse Elvis Hendricks (1837-1920) cane to Grayson County in 1846. In 1863-64, he built this log home five miles southeast of this site. It was originally a one-room cabin with a loft, but Hendricks and his wife, Susan Matilda . . . Map (db m183614) HM
12Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Katy Park RededicationMissouri-Kansas-Texas Lines
This monument commemorates the restoration in the year 1985 of the original Katy Park, built in the early 1900's and honors the many dedicated Denisonians and others who made the achievement possible. Their names appear here along with these . . . Map (db m72895) HM
13Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 16390 — Mayes House
Architect Donald Mayes (1914-1966) designed and lived in this house with his wife, Rose Marie (Riddle) (1918-2008), whom he married in 1940. In addition to this home, he designed several others in the Edgewood addition, as well as banks, schools, . . . Map (db m183994) HM
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14Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7409 — Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
In 1865 the Union Pacific Railway Southern Branch was incorporated to build a railroad from the St. Louis-Kansas City area to the Gulf of Mexico. In 1870, with construction completed to the border of Indian Territory, the line was renamed the . . . Map (db m72898) HM
15Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7413 — North-South Railway Connection
On December 24, 1872, a Missouri, Kansas & Texas (Katy) Railroad train carrying 100 passengers arrived here in the newly established railroad town of Denison. Its arrival marked the culmination of years of effort by the Katy to construct a rail . . . Map (db m72862) HM
16Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7338 — Old Bass Home(Originally at 215 W. Houston, Sherman)
Oldest extant house in city. Erected in 1850's by Dr. R.L. Bullock. Built around typical "dog run" or entry hall. Had first window glass in county. Family home of Confederate Col. T.C. Bass since 1867. His daughter Nettie, born here 1868, . . . Map (db m183762) HM
17Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 11532 — Sand Springs(About 100 yards north)
A noted watering place on pioneer trails, known as early as 1840 to settlers and prospectors who camped near the strong currents of water boiling up at the foot of a rocky bluff. The sandstone of the bluff's face became an inscription rock, in . . . Map (db m183906) HM
18Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Signal Company Texas 36th Inf. Div. Veterans Memorial
Organized Sept. 19, 1922 Mobilized Nov. 25, 1940 Denison, Texas In Honor of Those Who ServedMap (db m72892) WM
19Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 11529 — St. Luke's Church
Denison's oldest house of worship and oldest Episcopal Sanctuary in Grayson County. Site given by Denison Town Company and visitation by the Rt. Rev. Alexander Gregg, first Bishop of Texas, in May 1873. Cornerstone was laid in 1875 by . . . Map (db m184648) HM
20Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Texas Veterans Memorial
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21Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7392 — The E. M. Kohl Building
Ernst Martin Kohl (1857-1935), former German Navy captain who came to Denison in 1885, built the first floor of this structure in 1893 to house a grocery store and saloon. He added the top three floors in 1909-11 as his family's residence. In . . . Map (db m72853) HM
22Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7371 — The Fitzgerald Home
Built on 800-acre farm near Bells by Geo. S. Fitzgerald, who moved with family from Virginia to Texas in 1857. He cut building timber on his farm in 1859. On return from Confederate army he erected this house in 1866. He was prosperous and . . . Map (db m183656) HM
23Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7411 — Thomas V. Munson Home
Built by world-famed scientist. Munson (1843-1913) was born in Illinois; educated in Kentucky; married Ellen Scott Bell, 1870; had eleven children. Settled in Denison 1876, and developed extensive nurseries. Built this Victorian home . . . Map (db m201911) HM
24Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Thompson House
Built by Judge G. Thompson in the early 1840's on the south bank of the Red River at Presto Road. In 1942 it was bought by Ms. Nellie Chambers and moved east of Denison to save it from the advancing waters of the newly formed Lake Texoma. . . . Map (db m183566) HM
25Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Veterans Memorial
In memory of the men and women of Denison, Texas who have served their country ——————— Knights of Columbus Denison County 830 May the souls of the dearly departed, through the mercy . . . Map (db m72894) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022