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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Winona, Texas
Location of Winona, Texas
▶ Smith County (100) ▶ Cherokee County (36) ▶ Gregg County (76) ▶ Henderson County (22) ▶ Rusk County (5) ▶ Upshur County (25) ▶ Van Zandt County (21) ▶ Wood County (67)
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|Elisha Everett Lott moved to Harrison County, Texas in 1840. Elected to the Republic of Texas Congress in 1842, he helped open this area of Texas for settlement. He moved here in 1845, and in 1846 was instrumental in the organization of Smith County . . . — — Map (db m33412) HM|
|Established in 1849 by Pastor William H. Ray and 15 charter members, this church was originally called Harris Creek Baptist Church. The congregation met once a month in members' homes until a pine log church building was erected in 1850. A new . . . — — Map (db m92269) HM|
|Harris Creek Baptist Church organized in Oct. 1849, with 15 charter members and elder William H. Ray elected as pastor. Ray, who organized the First Baptist Church of Tyler the previous year, preached at Harris Creek for two years before resigning . . . — — Map (db m88746) HM|
Came to Texas, 1833. Became a
soldier in the Texas army, 1836.
Was commissioned Lieutenant of
Rangers by Sam Houston, President
Fought for Texas during the
Vasquez and Woll invasions. Had
horse shot from under him in . . . — — Map (db m88745) HM|
In the vicinity
of Harris' Place
Scouts from the Army of the
Republic of Texas were dispatched
from the present county of Van Zandt
after the battle with Cherokees
and associate tribes July 16, 1839
in which Chief Bowles was . . . — — Map (db m88740) HM|
|In 1852 the Rev. Joshua Starr, a Methodist minister from Alabama, bought 640 acres of land here on the Dallas-Shreveport Road. Platting Starrville, one of the earliest towns in Smith County, he sold lots with deed covenants against gambling and . . . — — Map (db m92268) HM|
|Starrville was originally part of the I.W. Hall survey and, by 1849, the town had become a stop on the Dallas-Shreveport road. In 1852, reverend Joshua Starr bought the land and began selling town lots. During the summer of 1862, Starrville was the . . . — — Map (db m92267) HM|
|South Carolina planter Francis Lemuel Kay (1814-1867) settled in Smith County in 1856. Between 1856 and 1860, Kay bought 640 acres of land and built this two-story home for his wife Mary Ellen (Black) (1826-1896) and their eleven children. By 1860 . . . — — Map (db m33430) HM|