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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tomball, Texas
Location of Tomball, Texas
► Harris County (413) ► Brazoria County (170) ► Chambers County (25) ► Fort Bend County (65) ► Galveston County (306) ► Liberty County (30) ► Montgomery County (35) ► Waller County (49)
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| Built about 1860 by Eugene Pillot, one of the sons of Claude Nicholas Pillot, early Harris County settler. Taught trade by his father, Eugene Pillot became an outstanding builder in Texas coastal area.
Original site of this house (near . . . — — Map (db m170798) HM|
|The earliest known settler on Willow Creek was Frenchman Claude Nicholas Pillot (1793-1862), whose family immigrated to the United States in 1832 and to Texas in 1837. He and his wife, Jeanne, established a home and farm in the area, and soon other . . . — — Map (db m170806) HM|
|Frenchman Claude Nicholas Pillot (1793-1862) came to this area with his family in 1837. He and his son Eugene (1820-1896) worked in the timber business and were active in the community, serving as officials in the short-lived Spring Creek County. . . . — — Map (db m170797) HM|
|Established in 1861.
Cannon powder for the Confederate Army was made here until 1863, when the mill was destroyed by an explosion, killing William Bloecher, Adolph Hillegeist and Peter Wunderlich, employees of the mill.
The site was donated by . . . — — Map (db m170796) HM|
|In early Texas, most citizen interactions with government took place at the county seat, so smaller counties were more convenient for the residents. Prior to 1841, each county had at least one congressman, but since the Republic of Texas . . . — — Map (db m170794) HM|
| This cemetery, appropriately named "Spring Creek Cemetery" since the majority of its northern and western boundaries follows the meanders of Spring Creek, had its beginning February 23, 1884. On that date, Henry Scherer sold 6.6 acres of his farm . . . — — Map (db m170895) HM|
| Harris County was 1861 center for 492 miles of state railroads, with Texas & New Orleans going from here to Orange; Houston & Texas Central to Millican; Houston Tap & Brazoria to Columbia; Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado to Alleyton; and . . . — — Map (db m170799) HM|
| Tomball began in 1907 as a railroad stop on the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railroad, the town, platted around the depot, was called Peck. Later that same year, the name was changed to Tomball in honor of Thomas H. Ball, an attorney and U.S. . . . — — Map (db m170905) HM|
|This area of North Harris County was settled by Germans in the 1850s and was first known as Stuebner. Adolph Stuebner was the Postmaster from 1885 until mail service was transferred to Hufsmith in 1911. The International & Great Northern Railroad . . . — — Map (db m170805) HM|