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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Navasota, Texas
Location of Navasota, Texas
► Grimes County (45) ► Brazos County (55) ► Madison County (8) ► Montgomery County (34) ► Walker County (46) ► Waller County (49) ► Washington County (124)
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| Located on land which is adjacent to the 1873 subdivision of Courtney known as McAlpine town this cemetery was established by developer Dugald McAlpine (1795 - 1876). The oldest documented grave in the cemetery is that of W.S. Draper (1828 - . . . — — Map (db m159520) HM|
| Organized in 1866, drawing members from old church at Washington, Texas. First building, erected in 1876, was replaced in 1894 by this Victorian Edifice finely crafted in the taste of its English builders. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark . . . — — Map (db m159691) HM|
| The first worship services of the Methodist Church in Navasota were held in 1853 in the community schoolhouse. The Rev. T.W. Blake served as part - time pastor for most of the Antebellum and Civil War years.
In 1866 the Houston & Texas Central . . . — — Map (db m159575) HM|
| Frank Augustus Hamer became the Navasota City Marshal in 1908, after the Navasota City Council made a plea to the Governor of Texas for help. Grimes County had become a battleground for the decade prior to his arrival plagued with political and . . . — — Map (db m159681) HM|
| Around 1865, Reverend J.J. Reinhart established the Navasota Colored School for African American students. After several buildings were destroyed by fire, a brick building was built in 1942. A few years later, the school became officially known as . . . — — Map (db m159522) HM|
| This Methodist Congregation was founded in 1860, and worshipped with the Baptist Church in shared facilities in Navasota. A church building was erected in 1866 in what was called "Freeman's Town". The Methodist group was formally organized in . . . — — Map (db m159525) HM|
| Eliza Johnson (d.1876) had this building constructed in 1874 following a fire which destroyed several structures on the block. It was made of limestone rubble to comply with a city ordinance requiring all new construction to include fireproof . . . — — Map (db m159666) HM|
| A faithful Negro slave. Came to nearby Courtney, Grimes County in 1851 with his master, John W. S. West from North Carolina. West was a prominent and wealthy pioneer planter and landowner.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, West sent Kelly "to . . . — — Map (db m119574) HM|
| Early Texas plantation home in architectural style of the Atlantic states. Malcolm Camp, wealthy cotton planter, built this structure in 1859, with lumber hauled from East Texas sawmills. High-ceilinged rooms are very large. Formal dining room in . . . — — Map (db m168051) HM|
| Treacherously slain by his own men near this spot in March 1687 Born Rouen France November 22 1643 Explorer of the Mississippi River Frontier Statesman - Empire Builder A Nobleman in Rank and Character — — Map (db m159591) HM|
| In 1864, Bishop Alexander Gregg organized an Episcopal Mission in Navasota that became a Parish in 1866. Originally known as the Church of the Holy Comforter, it was renamed in 1870, when the church building from St. Paul's in Washington (7 mi. . . . — — Map (db m159580) HM|
| Built by Ira M. Freeman, 1856; Way Station and Hotel for passengers on several stage lines through city.
Two-story pine building housed many travelers, among them, Sam Houston. Important visitors, officers stayed here in Civil War. Coaches and . . . — — Map (db m159583) HM|
| In the spring of 1860, six men formed this church, one of the first of any faith in the railroad town of Navasota. By fall there were 52 members, and growth continued. Services were held in the town's schoolhouse, and then in a Methodist church, . . . — — Map (db m159530) HM|
| A native of Connecticut Lewis J. Wilson (1832–1895) moved with his parents to Grimes County in 1851. His father Samuel opened a general merchandise business in Anderson. Lewis managed the store until 1861 when he left to serve in the Civil . . . — — Map (db m159676) HM|
| Local Architect, Contractor and Stonemason James Davern and his brother-in-law C.C. Camp built this commercial edifice in the 1880s. Constructed of cement-covered stone rubble, it was remodeled with renaissance revival detailing in the 1890s, . . . — — Map (db m159645) HM|