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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grapeland, Texas
Location of Grapeland, Texas
► Houston County (41) ► Anderson County (27) ► Angelina County (55) ► Cherokee County (36) ► Leon County (6) ► Madison County (8) ► Trinity County (6) ► Walker County (46)
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| In area settled about 1850. Founded 1872 by International & Great Northern Railway Investors. Named for rank wild grapevines. Post office opened May 26, 1873.
Log schoolhouse, used also for church services, was first public building. Disciples . . . — — Map (db m161210) HM|
| As baptists from surrounding rural communities began to move to the thriving railroad town of Grapeland, the need for a Baptist Church in town led to the establishment of this congregation in 1891. Services were held in the public school until . . . — — Map (db m161153) HM|
| Congregation organized about 1870 in community of Red House (3 mi. East), where Indian Village had once stood. When Grapeland was founded with coming of railroad in 1872, church moved to town. At first held services in school house. Present . . . — — Map (db m161139) HM|
| Alabama native Franklin Columbus Woodard settled in this area with his parents about 1850. After being educated as a teacher, Woodard graduated from Medical School in 1887 and later moved his family to Grapeland to start his medical practice. In . . . — — Map (db m161161) HM|
| A native of Louisiana, Joseph Randolph Yarbrough served in the Texas War for Independence from Mexico and was assigned to guard the camp opposite Harrisburg during the Battle of San Jacinto. He and his father, John Swanson Yarbrough, signed the . . . — — Map (db m161208) HM|