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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Smithville, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Bastrop 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 Bastrop County, TX (35) Caldwell County, TX (21) Fayette County, TX (65) Lee County, TX (15) Travis County, TX (446) Williamson County, TX (231)  BastropCounty(35) Bastrop County (35)  CaldwellCounty(21) Caldwell County (21)  FayetteCounty(65) Fayette County (65)  LeeCounty(15) Lee County (15)  TravisCounty(446) Travis County (446)  WilliamsonCounty(231) Williamson County (231)
Location of Smithville, Texas
    Bastrop County (35)
    Caldwell County (21)
    Fayette County (65)
    Lee County (15)
    Travis County (446)
    Williamson County (231)
 
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1Texas (Bastrop County), Smithville — 9170 — Chancellor House
Prominent area land developer and merchant J. H. Chancellor (1876-1938) built this residence about 1909. The house was located in the center of Smithville's business district, near the railroad depot and several hotels. It exhibits Classical Revival . . . Map (db m160318) HM
2Texas (Bastrop County), Smithville — 9187 — First Methodist Church of Smithville
Organized in 1888 by the Rev. H. M. Haynie and eight charter members, the Methodist congregation in Smithville met in the local school until a frame sanctuary was completed in 1893. A new brick structure was built in 1912-13. Following damage in a . . . Map (db m160314) HM
3Texas (Bastrop County), Smithville — 12765 — Rabb House
Virgil Sullivan Rabb, Jr. (1870-1943), came to Smithville in 1891 with his family when his father bought the Calcasieu Lumber Company. The Rabb family had been in this area since receiving land grants in Fayette County in 1823. Rabb ran the lumber . . . Map (db m160321) HM
4Texas (Bastrop County), Smithville — Smithville
In 1691 missionaries on the expedition of Don Domingo Teran De Los Rios sighted a lagoon which the Indians called Nenocadda. The lagoon, known today as Shipp's Lake, is on the southern edge of present Smithville. Frederick W. Grasmeyer operated a . . . Map (db m41902) HM
5Texas (Bastrop County), Smithville — 9228 — Stephen Scallorn
Maryland native Stephen Scallorn (1787-1887) lived in Kentucky and Tennessee, where he practiced medicine and was active in the Primitive Baptist Church, before moving to Texas. He was attracted to the Republic by the favorable accounts of his . . . Map (db m160302) HM
6Texas (Bastrop County), Smithville — 9242 — Young School House and Cemetery
In 1872, area pioneer John P. Young (1829-1906) donated two acres of his land for a community school and cemetery. The earliest marked grave, that of W. T. Sanders, is dated 1874. Since then, the cemetery has been used primarily by area settlers and . . . Map (db m160307) HM
 
Apr. 22, 2021