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Historical Markers in Giddings, Texas

Clickable Map of Lee County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lee County, TX (38) Bastrop County, TX (90) Burleson County, TX (63) Fayette County, TX (149) Milam County, TX (56) Washington County, TX (161) Williamson County, TX (237)  LeeCounty(38) Lee County (38)  BastropCounty(90) Bastrop County (90)  BurlesonCounty(63) Burleson County (63)  FayetteCounty(149) Fayette County (149)  MilamCounty(56) Milam County (56)  WashingtonCounty(161) Washington County (161)  WilliamsonCounty(237) Williamson County (237)
Giddings is the county seat for Lee County
Giddings is in Lee County
      Lee County (38)  
      Bastrop County (90)  
      Burleson County (63)  
      Fayette County (149)  
      Milam County (56)  
      Washington County (161)  
      Williamson County (237)  
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1 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8141 — Bethel Union Baptist Church
The La Grange Baptist District Association of Texas was organized in 1874. That same year, land was purchased in Giddings for a church that had recently been organized in a private home. A church building was soon erected, located south of the . . . Map (db m151372) HM
2 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8152 — City of Giddings
County seat of Lee County. Named for Jabez D. Giddings (1814-78), of Washington County, one of four brothers from Pennsylvania who were Texas transportation pioneers and business leaders. The town was established as a shipping point when . . . Map (db m150321) HM
3 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 18813 — Edward R. Sinks House
Built around 1890, this American four-square house with offset entry was the home of Edward “Ed” R. Sinks (1854-1936), son of George Washington Sinks (1812-1892) and Julia Lee Sinks (1817-1904). George and Julia, both friends of Sam Houston, were . . . Map (db m179064) HM
4 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8146 — First Baptist Church of Giddings
Founded 1872. In 1873 had 16 members, with J. Budd as pastor. First building (1881) was west of present site. Pastors serving 10 to 15 years in church's century of growth to 300 members: Q. T. Simpson, W. W. Burr, Peter DeYoung, H. L. . . . Map (db m150322) HM
5 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8150 — First Presbyterian Church
Founded 1876, with thirteen charter members, under the direction of Rev. H. B. Burr and Rev. R. H. Byers. Edifice designed and built in 1886 by the ruling elder, Frank Morris. Annex constructed in 1952. Oldest church building in Giddings in . . . Map (db m126748) HM
6 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8148 — First United Methodist Church of Giddings
Founded 1871 with 24 charter members; first congregation to be organized in community, before platting of town in 1872. The Rev. William C. Lewis was first pastor. Early trustees included W. H. Cherry, Thomas Cox, R. D. McClellan, P. H. Merchant, . . . Map (db m179077) HM
7 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8151 — Fletcher Home
Built by August W. Schubert, 1879. Bought 1894 by Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, to house a ministerial college, which closed prior to 1900. Sold to Baylis J. Fletcher, Lee County Treasurer and legislator. Presently owned by the Fletcher family. . . . Map (db m126747) HM
8 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8164 — General Robert E. Lee / Colonel Robert E. LeeCounty named for beloved Confederate General Robert E. Lee — Colonel Robert E. Lee In Texas 1857-1861 —
(front) County named for beloved Confederate General Robert E. Lee Led army of Northern Virginia which included famed Hood's Texas Brigade. He said about them "I never ordered that brigade to hold a position that they did not . . . Map (db m126750) HM
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9 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8153 — J. D. Giddings Lodge No. 280, A. F. & A. M.
Chartered by the Grand Lodge of Texas in 1865, this Masonic Lodge had its beginnings in the community of Evergreen (about 5 mi. N). Relocated to the new town of Giddings in 1872 after the railroad bypassed Evergreen, the lodge has played an . . . Map (db m179051) HM
10 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8154 — James Goucher
In this grave rests James Goucher and five members of his family murdered by Indians November 26, 1836. With the true pioneering spirit he had opened the first road from San Felipe to the settlements on the Colorado, known for many years as . . . Map (db m84810) HM
11 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8165 — Lee County
Located on Old San Antonio Road, on land surveyed in 1821 as part of the original colony of Moses and Stephen F. Austin. In 1854 became site of major settlement by Wend from northern Europe, led by Pastor Johann Kilian. Had only school . . . Map (db m111932) HM
12 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8166 — Lee County Courthouse
Designed by J. R. Gordon along lines similar to New York State Capitol and several buildings at Harvard University. Classified as Richardsonian Romanesque style, after the famous Louisiana-born architect Henry H. Richardson. Built by . . . Map (db m111930) HM
13 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8180 — Milton Garrett York, Sr.
Milton Garrett York was born in East Texas (San Augustine County) on Sept. 5, 1843. After the death of his parents, Aaron and Ruth (Lucas) York, he went to live with an uncle in Arkansas. Milton returned to Texas about 1860 and briefly taught school . . . Map (db m126746) HM
14 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 16066 — Serbin
Here in 1854 under the leadership of Rev. John Kilian Ev. Lutheran pastor about 600 Wends seeking religious liberty established the first Wendish settlement in TexasMap (db m84606) HM
15 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8176 — Serbin
Trilingual (Wendish-German-English) community founded 1854 by 588 Wends under leadership of the Rev. John Kilian. The Rev. Kilian (Evangelical Lutheran) named place Serbin because the Wends were descendants of Serbs. A thriving town 1865-1890; . . . Map (db m84607) HM
16 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8178 — Shorter Chapel, A. M. E. Church
Organized in 1875, this was one of the first black churches in Giddings. The congregation was named for the Rev. James A. Shorter (1817-1887), ninth bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Rev. Anthony Anderson (1843-1922), one of the . . . Map (db m179041) HM
17 Texas, Lee County, Giddings — 8174 — St. Paul Baptist Church
This congregation was organized in 1870 by ex-slaves Bob Bennett, James Collier, Andrew Jackson, Elijah Lewis, Alfred Williams, Steve Williams, Henry Wilson, and their families. They worshiped first in a residence provided by Alford Williams, then . . . Map (db m151371) HM
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Feb. 24, 2024