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Historical Markers in Madisonville, Texas

Clickable Map of Madison 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> Madison County, TX (28) Brazos County, TX (66) Grimes County, TX (60) Houston County, TX (90) Leon County, TX (18) Robertson County, TX (54) Walker County, TX (95)  MadisonCounty(28) Madison County (28)  BrazosCounty(66) Brazos County (66)  GrimesCounty(60) Grimes County (60)  HoustonCounty(90) Houston County (90)  LeonCounty(18) Leon County (18)  RobertsonCounty(54) Robertson County (54)  WalkerCounty(95) Walker County (95)
Madisonville is the county seat for Madison County
Madisonville is in Madison County
      Madison County (28)  
      Brazos County (66)  
      Grimes County (60)  
      Houston County (90)  
      Leon County (18)  
      Robertson County (54)  
      Walker County (95)  
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1 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — 11252 — CCC Camp Site
A part of the national Civilian Conservation Corps program of the New Deal era, Camp Sam Houston in Madisonville was a soil conservation camp. Begun in July 1935 and occupied by workers one month later, the camp provided jobs for 196 men. Members of . . . Map (db m219454) HM
2 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — 12041 — First Baptist Church of Madisonville
In 1856, two years after the formation of Madisonville, J. W. D. Creath, a missionary to the fledgling State of Texas for the Southern Baptist Convention, deeded two town lots south of this site to the trustees of Madisonville Baptist Church. In . . . Map (db m119573) HM
3 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — 15967 — First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church traces its origins back to 1842, before Madison County organized, when circuit riding preacher Henderson Palmer from the Galveston District of the Methodist Episcopal Church, south served the area. Circuit riders from . . . Map (db m220345) HM
4 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — Jozye Church and Cemetery
Mormon Missionaries came to this part of Madison County in 1907 and were kindly received by families here, in what was then known as the Center community. The first baptisms occurred in 1907-08. In December 1908 a Sunday School was organized with . . . Map (db m157953) HM
5 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — 18729 — Jubal Richard Parten
Born in Madisonville on February 16, 1896, Jubal Richard "J.R." Parten secured his legacy as a pioneer in the American oil industry and a reputation in local, state and national politics. Studying government and law at the University of Texas, . . . Map (db m135787) HM
6 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — 11258 — Madison County
. . . Map (db m119572) HM
7 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — 11259 — Madisonville Church of Christ
This congregation was organized in November 1858 by Brother Benton Sweeney and nineteen charter members. Served by traveling ministers for many years, the members worshiped in a number of buildings erected at various sites in town. Known as the . . . Map (db m220343) HM
8 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — 13126 — Marian Anderson High School
In 1880, Madisonville's first school for African American students was established on the northeast side of town in a one-room schoolhouse. Spencer Davis served as the first teacher. In 1885, the school was moved to this site, on land donated by the . . . Map (db m220347) HM
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9 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — 11969 — Park Cemetery
John and Elizabeth Kellett Park buried her brother, Thomas Jefferson Kellett, on their land at this site in 1852. Thomas Kellett was born in South Carolina and served in the Army of the Republic of Texas. John Park's brother Andrew, also a native of . . . Map (db m220339) HM
10 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — 11261 — Shapira Hotel
Russian-born Jewish immigrants Jake Shapira (d. 1903) and his wife Sarah owned a boarding house at this site which burned in 1903. The following year Sarah had this Victorian hotel built. The structure reflects Eastlake styling and features . . . Map (db m220344) HM
11 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — 11262 — Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
The Rev. N.C. McCloud organized this church in 1885 and served as its first pastor. Many of the congregation's initial members were former slaves. Early services were held in the area's school for African Americans until 1902 when the congregation . . . Map (db m220349) HM
12 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — 11257 — Truman Kimbro(1918-1944)
Madison County native Truman Kimbro was born in Cottonwood (6 mi. W), and attended school in nearby Center. Drafted into the army in December 1941, he arrived in Europe in October 1943 with the 2nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was . . . Map (db m119571) HM
13 Texas, Madison County, Madisonville — 11265 — Wilson Chapel Methodist Church
Organized in 1873 by the Rev. W. A. Parks and ten charter members, the Methodist Episcopal Church was the second African American church in Madisonville. Early worship services were held in members' homes and a brush arbor. In the absence of a . . . Map (db m135754) HM
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May. 31, 2023