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Historical Markers in Jourdanton, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Atascosa 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 Atascosa County, TX (42) Bexar County, TX (374) Frio County, TX (10) Karnes County, TX (28) La Salle County, TX (20) Live Oak County, TX (14) McMullen County, TX (17) Medina County, TX (85) Wilson County, TX (43)  AtascosaCounty(42) Atascosa County (42)  BexarCounty(374) Bexar County (374)  FrioCounty(10) Frio County (10)  KarnesCounty(28) Karnes County (28)  LaSalleCounty(20) La Salle County (20)  LiveOakCounty(14) Live Oak County (14)  McMullenCounty(17) McMullen County (17)  MedinaCounty(85) Medina County (85)  WilsonCounty(43) Wilson County (43)
Jourdanton is the county seat for Atascosa County
Jourdanton is in Atascosa County
      Atascosa County (42)  
ADJACENT TO ATASCOSA COUNTY
      Bexar County (374)  
      Frio County (10)  
      Karnes County (28)  
      La Salle County (20)  
      Live Oak County (14)  
      McMullen County (17)  
      Medina County (85)  
      Wilson County (43)  
 
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1Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 223 — Atascosa County
As early as 1722 El Camino Real (The King's Highway) from the Rio Grande to San Antonio was well established in this area. The Spanish word "Atascosa," denoting boggy ground that hindered travel, gave region its name. The county was created in . . . Map (db m201987) HM
2Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 224 — Atascosa County Courthouse
Atascosa County was created from Bexar County in 1856. The first county seat was at Navatasco, on land donated by Jose Antonio Navarro, and the county's first courthouse was a log cabin. The county seat was moved to Pleasanton in 1858, and a frame . . . Map (db m56584) HM
3Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 225 — Atascosa County Courthouse
This log cabin is a replica of first courthouse built 1856 near Amphion (Navatasco) 9 miles to the northwest, on site given by Jose Antonio Navarro out of his 1828 grant from Coahuila and Texas. A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, he . . . Map (db m56636) HM
4Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 16398 — First Baptist Church of Jourdanton
In October 1909, just one month after the founding of Jourdanton, seven residents gathered to organize a Baptist church under the direction of the Rev. W.G. Gilstrap. Members first met in the community schoolhouse for worship services and were led . . . Map (db m180811) HM
5Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 16705 — Jourdan Campbell
Jourdan Campbell (1867-1938) and his family moved to Atascosa County by 1870; his father John Campbell founded Campbellton. Jourdan married Alice Louise Marr in 1897 and the couple had eight children. Jourdan became County Commissioner in the 1890s, . . . Map (db m130161) HM
6Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 15743 — Jourdanton
In 1909, Jourdan Campbell (1867-1938) and Theodore H. Zanderson (1854-1927) established the Jourdanton community, named for Campbell, on the eastern edge of their Toby Ranch property. Jourdan Campbell was born in Atascosa County, and was a merchant . . . Map (db m56595) HM
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7Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 15165 — Jourdanton City Cemetery
T.H. Zanderson and city namesake Jourdan Campbell bought the 40,000-acre Toby Ranch in 1907 and laid out the town of Jourdanton. The original plat included two blocks designated for use as a cemetery. The Artesian Belt Railroad built through the . . . Map (db m56665) HM
8Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 17017 — Jourdanton Independent School District
From a tiny school to an official, recognized single campus concept, the Jourdanton Independent School District has remained dedicated to education and community. In the early 20th century, county schools such as the Hilburn School northwest of . . . Map (db m180815) HM
9Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 15704 — Jourdanton United Methodist Church
The Methodist church in Jourdanton formally organized in 1909, the same year that the City of Jourdanton was founded. The church began as the Jourdanton Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and was a member of the Uvalde District in the West Texas . . . Map (db m56666) HM
10Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 15990 — Martin Abstract Company
By the early 20th century the ranching industry that spurred the growth of Atascosa County had begun to wane, with many large ranches split into smaller ranches, farms and town lots. George M. Martin realized the importance of a company to research . . . Map (db m56667) HM
11Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 18263 — Mercy Hospital
As transportation increased through Atascosa County with the creation of major highways, the number of vehicular accidents and fatalities increased. In 1952, thirteen fatalities and many serious injuries were reported as the "bloodiest year" in . . . Map (db m130163) HM
12Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 3687 — Old Atascosa County Jail
County officials rented a small Jourdanton house for a jail in 1911 after the county seat was moved here from Pleasanton in 1910. A proposal to build a new jail with cells from the old Pleasanton structure was rejected and this reinforced-concrete, . . . Map (db m56585) HM
13Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 15835 — Ralph Roy Smith
R. R. "Railroad" Smith (1880-1944) was born in Gonzales County to Alexander Frohock and Mary McGill (Mathews) Smith. Around 1907, Smith moved to Atascosa County where he opened up a law practice and entered into the newspaper business with a cousin. . . . Map (db m56668) HM
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14Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 15888 — St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church has served this area of Atascosa County since 1918. Around that time, the now-dispersed farming settlement of Dobrowolski was growing, and the mostly Lutheran population needed a place of worship. At first, the . . . Map (db m56670) HM
15Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 16964 — St. Matthew Catholic Parish
Following the establishment of Jourdanton in 1909, many Catholic families of Hispanic, Irish, Polish, and German descent expressed interest in building a church. Bishop J.W. Shaw traveled from San Antonio to assist in preparing a new church . . . Map (db m130160) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022