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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Quitman, Texas
Location of Quitman, Texas
▶ Wood County (67) ▶ Camp County (23) ▶ Franklin County (6) ▶ Hopkins County (9) ▶ Rains County (8) ▶ Smith County (100) ▶ Upshur County (25) ▶ Van Zandt County (21)
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|Ambrose Fitzgerald was born March 17, 1827 in Tennessee and came to Texas in 1846. On his arrival he settled on a 640 acre land grant in the Mercer Colony about 7 miles south of the present Lone Oak. In 1846 this land grant was a part of Nacogdoches . . . — — Map (db m139560) HM|
|It was not until 1884 that Wood County had public schools. From the date the first settler, Martin Varner, arrived in 1841, the County only had "pay" or "subscription" schools.
On April 24, 1871, the State of Texas approved "section five of an . . . — — Map (db m139535) HM|
|One of the earliest churches in Wood County. Organized Nov. 16, 1850, by pioneer settlers in a meeting moderated by a Cumberland Presbyterian, the Rev. Simon W. Weaver. Charter members included: Ursula Benton; M. M. and Mary Bigham; James, Robert, . . . — — Map (db m139241) HM|
|Founded before the Civil War, as Quitman Masonic Lodge. Petition for charter was made on Jan. 5, 1852. First officers: James N. Brown, Worshipful Master; A. Gunter, Senior Warden; Francis C. McKnight, Junior Warden. Petitioners (other than the . . . — — Map (db m139219) HM|
|A native of Alabama, J. H. Jones (d. 1923) came to Texas in 1877. After teaching school for several years, he was elected clerk of Wood County in 1886. He later became a successful merchant in Quitman. In 1902 Jones donated property at this site to . . . — — Map (db m139221) HM|
|Constructed in 1869 of virgin pine and oak by James A. Stinson, a widower who came to Texas in 1868 from Georgia after having served as a colonel in the Confederate Army. He brought with him his daughter Sallie. He bought extensive timber and farm . . . — — Map (db m139226) HM|
|Texas statesman whose nationally-acclaimed public career began at this site. The third son of Gen. Joseph L. and Lucanda (McMath) Hogg was born near Rusk. Orphaned during troubled Civil War era, he began at age 14 to earn his own way as a farmhand, . . . — — Map (db m139230) HM|
|Built in 1860s; bought Jan. 8, 1873, by James Stephen Hogg (1851-1906), who in 1874 married Sarah Ann Stinson of Wood County. When the couple honeymooned in this cottage, young Hogg was editor-publisher of "Quitman News" and justice of the peace -- . . . — — Map (db m139222) HM|
|Attorney, representative in the Texas legislature and public official Benjamin Franklin Cathey purchased several lots from Thomas Stephens located on the north side of the public square. By 1922, Cathey built several commercial brick buildings on . . . — — Map (db m139238) HM|
February 5, 1850
August 5, 1850
Named in Honor of
George T. Wood
Member of the Congress of the
Republic of Texas
An officer in the Mexican War
Governor of Texas 1847-1849
Quitman, . . . — — Map (db m138680) HM|
|The Texas legislature created Wood County in 1850 with Quitman as the county seat. The county first used a log courthouse on the south side of the square before building a two-story frame structure, which burned in 1878. The county’s third . . . — — Map (db m139235) HM|