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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Moulton, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Lavaca 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 Lavaca County, TX (70) Colorado County, TX (45) DeWitt County, TX (38) Fayette County, TX (65) Gonzales County, TX (57) Jackson County, TX (13) Victoria County, TX (31)  LavacaCounty(70) Lavaca County (70)  ColoradoCounty(45) Colorado County (45)  DeWittCounty(38) DeWitt County (38)  FayetteCounty(65) Fayette County (65)  GonzalesCounty(57) Gonzales County (57)  JacksonCounty(13) Jackson County (13)  VictoriaCounty(31) Victoria County (31)
Location of Moulton, Texas
    Lavaca County (70)
    Colorado County (45)
    DeWitt County (38)
    Fayette County (65)
    Gonzales County (57)
    Jackson County (13)
    Victoria County (31)
 
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1Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 18625 — Adolph Hofner
Adolph Hofner was born in Moulton in 1916 and became an early pioneer of the musical genre called Western Swing, popular in the late 1940s and 1950s. His musical repertoire encompassed Western Swing, Pop, Blues, Country, Jazz and traditional Czech . . . Map (db m164214) HM
2Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 17826 — Cotton Grove Dance Floor & Store
Following World War II, hundreds of soldiers came home from the battlefield to the rural areas of Lavaca County. The returning veterans needed a place to gather, socialize and enjoy their victory. Soldiers and their dates came to the Cotton Grove . . . Map (db m164267) HM
3Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 15703 — Culak's School
In 1916, nineteen taxpayers of the Moulton Independent School District (MISD) petitioned the county court to establish a new rural school for northwest Lavaca County, because unpaved roads and a lack of school buses made it difficult for rural . . . Map (db m155565) HM
4Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — Dr. Hugo J. Strieder
Born on March 21, 1907, in a small farmhouse four miles east of Moulton near the small hamlet of Komensky, Hugo J. Strieder knew at a young age that he was destined to be a doctor. From humble beginnings, he graduated as salutatorian of Moulton . . . Map (db m164213) HM
5Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 2654 — Issaac D. Hamilton
Came to Texas from Alabama in January 1836 · A member of Captain Jack Shackelford's Red Rover Company under Colonel Fannin's Command · March 18-19, 1836 Miraculously escaped from the Goliad Massacre Erected by the State of Texas . . . Map (db m164193) HM
6Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 3485 — Moulton
Founded (about 2 mi NW) in early 1850s. Moved to this site after 1887 when the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad extended its line from Yoakum to Waco, placing a station at this point. Sam and Will Moore, brothers, took lead in building an . . . Map (db m164250) HM
7Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 3486 — Moulton Masonic Lodge#298 - A.F. and A.M
First meeting held July 20, 1866. Chartered June 15, 1867, with 18 members. First building erected in cooperation with Live Oak Church, in 1874. Through the years, this Lodge has shared its building with other groups. It moved in 1894 to New . . . Map (db m164209) HM
8Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — Moulton Veterans Memorial
In honoring fallen troops we must respect the living In honor and memory of all who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, especially those who were killed in action defending the democracy of the United States of . . . Map (db m164321) WM
9Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 18168 — Moulton’s World War II Observation Tower
Prior to the widespread use of radar, elevated observation towers placed along the coastline provided early warning against axis air attack during World War II. Organized in May 1941 by the U.S. Army Air Corps as the Ground Observer Corps (GOC), . . . Map (db m164252) HM
10Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 3692 — Old Boehm Store
This was site of first business in "New" Moulton, founded 1887 on advent of San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad. In the same year, Edward Boehm (1854-1920) built a frame store; enlarged it in 1897; and in 1906 rebuilt, using native stone. His . . . Map (db m164208) HM
11Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 3771 — Old Moulton
At this point was center of original town of Moulton (named, according to tradition, by a man from Moulton, Alabama). First postmaster was James Walker (1856). Town gained statewide fame for the Moulton Institute operated 1874-1895 by Melvin H. . . . Map (db m164189) HM
12Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 3772 — Old Moulton Baptist Church
Organized 1873 by 25 former members of the Live Oak Church located near Nickel, Texas. Two-story structure built 1873-74; cornerstone laid January 31, 1874. Upper story used by Masonic Lodge until 1894; later served as schoolroom; removed about . . . Map (db m164190) HM
13Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 3773 — Old Moulton Cemetery
Although local oral tradition holds that there may be older interments, the earliest documented grave in this cemetery is that of Louisa Lattimer (1842-1857). Early settlers Robert H. and Eliza J. McGinty deeded some land for cemetery use. Those . . . Map (db m164192) HM
14Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 3878 — Orrin L. Winters Cabin
Originally a two-room cabin, built about 1853 near the Lavaca River (2 miles northeast) by Orrin L. Winters (1811-1902), a native of Tennessee. He lived in the structure until 1873. About 1902, the oak log cabin was torn down by Adam Schutz, and . . . Map (db m164241) HM
15Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 4510 — Sam and Will Moore Institute
Name honors brothers who gave site and half costs of building; the community matched their donation. Architect: H. Struve. Contractors: Joel Meyer & Co. Order of Sons of Hermann laid cornerstone July 31, 1901, in a gala celebration including a . . . Map (db m164201) HM
16Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 4511 — Sam and Will Moore Institute Bell
At institute's opening (1901), this bell rang the school day hours and soon became town's fire alarm. Its proudest day of civic use was November 11, 1918, when it sounded news of the armistice ending World War I. Discarded in 1939, it was restored . . . Map (db m164202) HM
17Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 4820 — Site of Komensky School
Citizens of the Czech/German Woods Prairie settlement created a fund and hired a carpenter in 1895 to build a community school. By fall 1895 a one-room schoolhouse, named for 17th century Czech (Moravian) educator and religious leader Jan Amos . . . Map (db m164269) HM
18Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 4837 — Site of Moore Hotel
William J. and Mary O'Daniel Moore moved to Texas from Alabama with their family in 1845, and settled in Lavaca County in 1853 on 500 acres. Moore was a farmer and raised livestock. Their son Samuel B. Moore also became a farmer and rancher. In . . . Map (db m164248) HM
19Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 4924 — Site of the Camp of the Texas Army
March 15, 1836 under the command of General Sam Houston while retreating from Gonzales to the Brazos River Erected by the State of Texas 1936Map (db m164249) HM
20Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 5047 — St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
One of the oldest communities in Lavaca County, the town of Moulton was originally located about two miles from the current townsite. When the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad completed a line through the area in 1887, the population shifted . . . Map (db m164196) HM
21Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 17498 — St. Paul's African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
Following the Civil War and Emancipation, the small but vibrant black population around Moulton began to be served by missionaries of a newly formed offshoot of the Methodist Church called the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. In 1867, . . . Map (db m164251) HM
22Texas (Lavaca County), Moulton — 5959 — Zion Lutheran Church
Circuit-riding pastors served the religious needs of German Lutheran settlers of this area as early as the 1870s. A group of worshipers met to organize a congregation in March 1902. Land was purchased and construction of Zion Lutheran Church began . . . Map (db m164206) HM
 
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