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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kaufman, Texas
Location of Kaufman, Texas
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|Pioneer patriot. Spikes Prairie named for him and his family.
In 1875-1876 Spikes served as an elected spokesman from this district in state convention to reestablish free government. He rode horseback to Austin with John H. Reagan, former . . . — — Map (db m96378) HM|
Established Ca. 1850
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2007 — — Map (db m97054) HM|
|Rural Gothic architecture. In parish formed 1883. Site given 1898; built 1909 under lead of Mr. and Mrs. Woodson Nash. Consecrated May 2, 1909, by The Rt. Rev. A. C. Garrett, first bishop of Missionary District of Northern Texas.
Recorded . . . — — Map (db m96117) HM|
|One of leading early citizens of Kaufman County. Represented the county in Texas Secession Convention, Jan.-March 1861. Later in 1861, he fought in Confederate cavalry of Col. Tom Green in New Mexico campaign. As Colonel of 2nd Partisan Rangers, . . . — — Map (db m97327) HM|
|Organized July 1854 by The Rev. Richard O. Watkins, as Cumberland Presbyterian Church. First church building was erected in 1854-55. First pastor, The Rev. Dempsey W. Broughton, helped found Trinity University. Present sanctuary was built in 1877. . . . — — Map (db m97091) HM|
|Organized Nov. 5, 1871, by Elder J. B. Daniel, assisted by The Rev. A. D. Manion, missionary of East Fork Baptist Association. Nine charter members met in homes or other places until 1883, when the first small white frame church with steeple was . . . — — Map (db m96170) HM|
|R.A. Hindman, who started the first newspaper in Kaufman, moved to the area in 1861. With his direction, this congregation was organized the same year. Services were conducted in homes until 1877 when members bought a sanctuary at the corner of . . . — — Map (db m96173) HM|
|Organized in February of 1845 as the Kingsborough Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The Rev. Wm. K. Wilson was first pastor. In 1850 Kingsborough (county seat) was renamed Kaufman. Present site was purchased and first building erected 1857, with . . . — — Map (db m96171) HM|
|Set aside as a burial ground by Joseph Fox. His daughter Sarah K. first person buried here, Aug. 24, 1852.
Grounds are cared for by descendants, friends.
Jos. Fox was born 1800 in London. Died in Prospect, Texas, 1872. Was physician. . . . — — Map (db m96381) HM|
|Built 1891 by R.C. Dansby; of iron, masonry, wood. Sold to Smith E. Greenslade, 1919; still in Greenslade family.
Exposed iron beams support the roof. Windows have upper and side panels that fold for ventilation. Modified Spanish . . . — — Map (db m96181) HM|
|Built 1889 by W.L. Huff; bought 1892 by Dr. J.W. Park (1855-1941).
Born in Texas, Park studied at Louisville (Ky.) Medical College. As doctors were scarce, he was licensed in 1877, and practiced two years in Egypt (Tex.), then returned to take . . . — — Map (db m96193) HM|
|Created February 26, 1848
Organized August 7, 1848
Named in honor of
David Spangler Kaufman
Came to Texas in 1837 and
located at Nacogdoches
Member of the Texas Congress
Member of the United States
Congress . . . — — Map (db m96206) HM|
|UCV Erected to the memory of the Confederate soldiers by the people of Kaufman County. 1861-1865 No soldiers ever fought more bravely on the field, nor suffered greater privations for their country. They went down into battle at the command of . . . — — Map (db m63755) WM|
|This burial ground is part of 600 acres purchased for use as a poor farm operated by Kaufman County beginning in 1883. It is the final resting place for some of Kaufman County's citizens who were poor farm residents, county jail inmates, paupers, . . . — — Map (db m95806) HM|
|As did many Texas counties of the era, Kaufman County created a poor farm in 1883 in order to provide the indigent residents and families of the area with food, shelter, and medicine. This work program replaced earlier relief efforts. All . . . — — Map (db m95807) HM|
|William and Nancy Kirk Love and their children were the earliest settlers near King's Fort, establishing themselves there in January 1845. Their son, Robert H. Love, is believed to have been the first person interred on this site upon his death in . . . — — Map (db m95808) HM|
|An early frontier fort of the Republic of Texas, King's Fort was built in June of 1840 by a survey party led by Warren A. Ferris, then Nacogdoches County surveyor. Dr. William P. King of Mississippi financed the expedition and accompanied Ferris. . . . — — Map (db m96207) HM|
|This burial ground originally served members of the Morrow family, early area settlers. It was first used in 1853 for the interment of Alexander Morrow, an infant. In 1892 his mother Mary Elizabeth Morrow (1812-94) gave the site and adjoining land . . . — — Map (db m97234) HM|
|Wife of founder of King's Fort (in 1840), Frances A. King pioneered with great courage and enthusiasm in Republic of Texas. After King's death in 1846, she later (as Mrs. Tabor) entered and won election of Kingsborough for county seat of newly . . . — — Map (db m96208) HM|