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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Farmersville, Texas
Location of Farmersville, Texas
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| With Allied victory in World War II Europe secured, Farmersville celebrated the return of the area’s most famous citizen soldier. On his 18th birthday, Audie Murphy enlisted in the U.S. Army at the Greenville Post Office. In more than two years of . . . — — Map (db m162991) HM|
| Anna Melissa Hicks Bain (1834-1906), widow of John Alexander Bain, built this house in 1865 on 6.75 acres of land east of town square in Farmersville. She reared five daughters here: Mary Clorinda, Martha, Catherine, Christina and Margaret. An . . . — — Map (db m162856) HM|
| Bethlehem Baptist Church was established in 1854. Gifts provided land for a church and cemetery: in 1859, from Hugh and Edea Woody; in 1886, from Peyton D. and Sallie E. Huff; and, in 1904, from J.B. and Martha Watson. At that time, the Bethlehem . . . — — Map (db m164623) HM|
| Originated 1849 as a settlement on the Jefferson-McKinney road, and near Republic of Texas National road. Named by pioneers for their chief occupation. After 1854, the Yearys and their neighbors of Sugar Hill (2 mi. NE) began relocating here. Dr. . . . — — Map (db m162995) HM|
| Farmersville is one of the oldest towns in Collin County. It has historic ties to the antebellum (pre-Civil War) era of Texas and the pioneer settlement of Sugar Hill (1.5 mi. NE), founded by John Yeary. The center of settlement soon shifted to . . . — — Map (db m163056) HM|
| This Romanesque revival structure, built in 1888-89. Housed a second story fraternal hall above a first floor mercantile. One of the earliest surviving buildings in Farmersville, it features locally quarried limestone, narrow double-hung windows, . . . — — Map (db m162982) HM|
| Fifteen charter members, meeting under a brush arbor at this site on May 14, 1865, organized the First Baptist Church and chose the Rev. John C. Averitt (1818-1895) as the first pastor. Worship services were held in private homes and later in the . . . — — Map (db m162853) HM|
| This congregation traces its beginning to organized Methodist classes conducted in 1856 by the Rev. J. W. Chalk in a local schoolhouse west of the pioneer town of Farmersville. A community wide all-night revival held in Farmersville’s lone church . . . — — Map (db m162815) HM|
| Named for the occupation of many of its citizens, the town of Farmersville was founded in the mid 1850s. A private bank, the Exchange Bank was established in 1885, and housed in the rear of the Aston Brothers store. A national bank charter was . . . — — Map (db m170534) HM|
| Prominent businessman John Milburn Honaker and his wife Malinda (Buckley) built a queen-Anne home at this site in 1893. They extensively remodeled the house in 1910 in a neoclassical style, adding a full second floor and a two-story porch with . . . — — Map (db m162978) HM|
| Allen Daniel and his family came to Texas from Tennessee in 1847. He and his wife Elizabeth were the parents of eight children. They settled in this area in 1850 and Daniel purchased 480 acres of land in May 1851. Less than one year later, on . . . — — Map (db m163050) HM|
Malissa (Dodson) Sides became the first person to be buried on this site in March 1891. Believed to have been half Native American, Mrs. Sides and her Cherokee half sister Ellen Murphy survived the U.S. government relocation of the tribe during . . . — — Map (db m163156) HM|