In the mid-19th century, mail traffic between the eastern United States and the western states and territories was accomplished via Panama and Cape Horn. In 1857, Congress authorized the postmaster to contract a new overland mail service. The . . . — — Map (db m73214) HM
From pioneer log cabins to a native Texas limestone structure, Grayson County courthouses have taken many shapes and sizes since the county's establishment in 1846. The first courthouse, a frame building on bald prairie a few miles west of the . . . — — Map (db m73211) HM
In May 1861, a frontier unit was organized at Camp Reeves in Sherman. Drawing volunteers from Cooke, Grayson, Hopkins, Red River, Fannin, Collin, Titus and Bowie counties, the regiment began with nearly 900 men and officers. Initially led by the . . . — — Map (db m73248) HM
After the Sherman Division of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas was established in 1902, plans were made to construct this building to serve the court and the postal service. U. S. Treasury Department Supervising . . . — — Map (db m73399) HM
In the mainstream of Texas history for more than a century, this area was, in 1837, the site of Colonel Holland Coffee's trading post, a landmark structure at the Preston Bend crossing of the Red River.
It was a focal point, beginning in . . . — — Map (db m73242) HM
Military, defense and supply center in the Civil War. 11th Tex. Cav. Regt. raised in this and area counties, May 1861. Removed immediate danger from North by capture [of] Forts Washita, Cobb, Arbuckle in Indian Territory. Beef for . . . — — Map (db m73382) HM
Former Missourian and Civil War veteran Rufus Gaines Hall established a Sherman dry goods store in 1868. The company prospered, in part because it sent 30 notion wagons to sell supplies to settlers on rural farms across 13 counties in North . . . — — Map (db m73390) HM
Opened law practice here, 1884. Became an assistant attorney general of Texas, 1893. Won election, 1897, to Railroad Commission; served 26 years 16 years as
chairman. The commission had been created in 1891 to regulate shipping rates and . . . — — Map (db m73237) HM
Used extensively throughout WW2
468# Gross Weight
Range: 3,075 Yds.
Impact Burst: 40 Yds.
Restoration completed April 2004
due to the efforts of:
Red River Valley
Chapter of the MVPA
(Military Vehicle . . . — — Map (db m73234) HM WM
The Ninth Texas Cavalry consisted of about 1,000 mounted volunteers from Grayson, Tarrant, Hunt, Hopkins, Cass, Red River, Titus, and Lamar counties. They gathered about 15 miles northwest of here at Brogdon's Springs on October 2, 1861, and . . . — — Map (db m73243) HM
Peter Wagener Grayson was born in 1788 in Bardstown, Virginia (later part of Kentucky) to Benjamin and Caroline (Taylor) Grayson, members of a politically prominent family. He served in the War of 1812 and worked in Louisville as an attorney, . . . — — Map (db m73251) HM
One of the most festive events in Sherman's early history, Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 appearance here marked the first visit of a President of the United States to Grayson County.
Traveling to San Antonio to attend a reunion of the . . . — — Map (db m73236) HM
In the 1870s, a joint stock company was organized to construct a hotel in Sherman. One of the largest stockholders was Judge C.C. Binkley, a community leader for whom the hotel would be named. Binkley was also president of the Merchants and . . . — — Map (db m73402) HM
Formerly a 3-story Victorian structure with twin cupolas. Built by Capt. L. F. Ely, who made the bricks in his city factory.
Lavish interior had carpeted aisle, damask curtains and red plush seats. Benches in economy section were called the . . . — — Map (db m73404) HM
[Millstone marker text is damaged]
Marcy's California Trail 1849
Butterfield Trail 1858
Rededicated [November 22,] 2013
Moved and restored by
Love Monument Company
in cooperation with
Judge Drew Bynum
and . . . — — Map (db m73220) HM
under the auspices of the Ex-Confederate Association of Grayson Co. Tex.
Organized July 21, 1888
Mildred Lee Camp U.C.V. May 21, 1892.
Sacred to the memory of our Confederate Dead: true patriots. They fought for home and . . . — — Map (db m73252) HM