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McMahon House Marker image, Touch for more information
By Sandra Hughes, June 14, 2014
McMahon House Marker
1 Alabama, Lawrence County, Courtland — McMahon House
Built about 1830 for merchant Joseph Trotter, this house was purchased in 1838 by John J. McMahon, a Virginia-born cotton factor who divided his time between Courtland and New Orleans. The house remained the home of McMahon's descendants for nearly . . . Map (db m84307) HM
2 Alabama, Lawrence County, Courtland — The Red Rovers / Red Rovers Roster
The Red Rovers Volunteer military company organized at Courtland 1835 to aid Texas in struggle for independence. Commanded by Dr. Jack Shackelford, local physician, company derived its name from color of home spun uniforms, made by citizens . . . Map (db m84308) HM
3 Arkansas, Benton County, Bella Vista — The Alamo
Any discussion of the Battle of the Alamo must begin with the Siege of Bexar, named after San Antonio de Bexar which ocurred [sic] in December 1835. In early December, Bexar was controlled by the Mexicans. On December 5th, a group of Texas . . . Map (db m91496) HM WM
4 Georgia, Crawford County, Knoxville — 039-1 — Crawford County
This County created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 9 & 23, 1822, is named for William H. Crawford, Georgia statesman who was Secretary of the Treasury at the time the County was established. At the County Site, Knoxville, lived Joanna E. Troutman . . . Map (db m21435) HM
5 Georgia, Crawford County, Knoxville — Joanna Troutman
On this site in 1835 Joanna Troutman gave to a company of Georgia soldiers on their way to fight for the independence of Texas, a “Lone Star” flag, which she had made and which was later adopted as the Texas emblem.Map (db m28024) HM
6 Georgia, Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville — Memorial to the Fallen of 1836
In memory of Gwinnett Company of Mounted Volunteers, under the command of Capt. Hammond Garmany who were slain by Creek Indians 9 June 1836 in a Battle at Shepherd's Plantation in Stewart County: Ens. Isaac Lacy Sgt. James E. . . . Map (db m85721) HM WM
7 Georgia, Jones County, Clinton — 084-6 — Gen. Iverson’s Birthplace — >>>------>
Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson, C.S.A., son of Senator Alfred Iverson, also a Brig. Gen., and Caroline Goode Holt, was born here Feb. 14, 1829. He served with the U. S. Cavalry in the Mexican War and Mormon campaign and fought the Comanches and Kiowas. . . . Map (db m24994) HM
8 Georgia, Lumpkin County, Dahlonega — 093-8 — Dahlonega Mustering Grounds
During the War Between the States nine companies were organized on this site; five were mustered here in 1861, two in 1862 and two in 1864. Men from other north Georgia counties came to Dahlonega to be mustered here in the companies of Lumpkin . . . Map (db m21035) HM
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9 Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus — Columbian Lodge No. 7, Free & Accepted Masons Columbus, Georgia
Organized October 9, 1828, Columbian Lodge was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Georgia in December 1828, as No. 28. In 1849 it became No. 7. It is the oldest Lodge in western Georgia. First Worshipful Master was Luther Blake. The Lodge was organized . . . Map (db m23053) HM
10 Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus — Frontier Wars
The Creek Indian War of 1835-1836, which centered on Columbus, began when a group of Indians revolted rather than move from East Alabama to Oklahoma they attacked travelers and settlers and threatened Columbus. State militia . . . Map (db m101487) HM
11 Kentucky, Daviess County, Owensboro — 1843 — Algernon Sidney Thruston
Col. Algernon S. Thruston Lawyer, soldier and farmer. Born in Louisville 1801, died 1864 at Thruston. Went to Texas with company of volunteers in 1836. Commissary General of Purchases (1837) and Quartermaster General (1838) for the Republic . . . Map (db m160173) HM
12 Kentucky, Franklin County, Frankfort — The Texas War of Independence   1836 — The Mexican War 1846 - 1844
Kentuckians explored the western frontier after the War of 1812. When Texas rebelled against Mexican rule in 1836, many Kentuckians had friends or relatives there and took an interest in the fate of the new Texas Republic. 500 Kentuckians . . . Map (db m206460) HM
13 Kentucky, Logan County, Russellville — 958 — Bowie, A Kentuckian
James Bowie, Col. of Texas Rangers and co-commander at the Alamo, was native of Logan Co. With 187 others-P. J. Bailey, D. W. Cloud, W. Fountleroy of Logan Co. among them-he chose death rather than surrender. "Remember the Alamo" was battle cry of . . . Map (db m123373) HM
14 Kentucky, McCracken County, Paducah — 864 — Liberty of Texas 1836 / Mexican-American War 1846-48
Liberty of Texas 1836 From here 18 “Paducah Volunteers” led by Capt. Amon B. King embarked for Texas in 1835 in response to Sam Houston's appeal for aid in fight for freedom from Mexico. Two weeks after The Alamo, in battle at . . . Map (db m158792) HM
15 Kentucky, Simpson County, Franklin — "Frontier Portraits" — 19th century heroes
Born near here were two famous men. Jim Bowie invented the Bowie knife. He died at the battle of the Alamo in Texas. Alexander Majors was co-founder of the Pony Express and hauled freight all over the West for the U.S. Cavalry.Map (db m83905) HM
16 Kentucky, Woodford County, Midway — Mexican War – Civil War – Spanish-American War — Midway Veterans Memorial —
N. Adams, POW • W.C. Arnett • Milton Barlow • John Bell • James Blackburn • Joseph C.S. Blackburn • Charles Boler • Abraham “Abe” Buford • John Buford • Andrew J. Cogar • N. Maffett Crutcher • James Davis • John C. Davis • John W. Davis • Lewis . . . Map (db m202984) WM
17 Kentucky, Woodford County, Versailles — 659 — Randall Lee Gibson / Jerome Bonaparte Robertson — 1832-1892 / 1815-1890
Randall Lee Gibson Confederate brig. gen. Born in Woodford home of his grandfather. Parents lived Louisiana. Graduate Yale Univ., 1853. Distinguished for leadership at Shiloh, in 1862 Kentucky campaign, Chickamauga, Atlanta and Hood's . . . Map (db m170008) HM
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18 Louisiana, Lafourche Parish, Thibodaux — Acadia Plantation
Originally named Acadie, the name was changed to Acadia in the 1830's. Once owned by Jim Bowie, the hero of the Alamo, whose family owned it from 1827 to 1831. The house was consolidated into one building from two Creole cottages and a shotgun . . . Map (db m102046) HM
19 Louisiana, St. Landry Parish, Opelousas — Jim Bowie Oak
This giant live oak tree is over 350 years old and is named in honor of legendary adventurer and hero of the Battle of the Alamo, Colonel James "Jim” Bowie, who lived in Opelousas for part of his life. The Jim Bowie Oak is a charter . . . Map (db m145660) HM
20 Louisiana, St. Landry Parish, Opelousas — Site of Bowie Residence
James Bowie lived here with his family from 1815 to 1824. The Bowies operated several sawmills along the bayous of St. Landry Parish. The famous Bowie knife became a legend in Opelousas prior to his heroic death at the Alamo.Map (db m85968) HM
21 Michigan, Lenawee County, Onsted, Cambridge Township — David Crocket
David Crockett was a celebrated 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died as a result of the Battle of the Alamo. . . . Map (db m228053) HM
22 Missouri, Wayne County, Greenville — Greenville Bike Trail - Greenville Trailhead
Welcome to the Grenville Bike Trail The Grenville Bike Trail (blue) is a three mile hard-surface trail that connects the City of Greenville with the historic town site of Old Greenville. The trail is accessible for bicycles and . . . Map (db m189723) HM
23 New Jersey, Essex County, Newark, South Broad Street — David Burnet
Here stood the house of Dr. William Burnet, noted patriot-surgeon. Son, David, was the first president of the Republic of Texas.Map (db m159242) HM
24 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, North Philadelphia — Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell — a Hero of the War for Texas Independence
On April 7, 1836, Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell, West Point Class of 1825, 3rd Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army, Fort Jesup, Louisiana, was sent alone into Texas by U.S. General Gaines to quell an uprising of 1,700 hostile Indians which threatened the small . . . Map (db m40778) HM
25 South Carolina, Saluda County, Saluda — Travis / Bonham Memorial
Memorial Colonel William Barrett Travis Born near Saluda, S.C. August 9, 1809. Gave his life for liberty and freedom at the Alamo March 6, 1836. His last message for reinforcements ended thus: "I have held this place against . . . Map (db m13112) HM
26 Tennessee, Blount County, Greenback — 1 E 108 — Sam Houston American Giant Homesite
In 1807, Sam Houston arrived at this 419-acre site with his widowed mother and eight brothers and sisters. The homesite was located just above the spring on the hill. Sam Houston served as general, President of Texas, Governor of Tennessee and . . . Map (db m150793) HM
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27 Tennessee, Blount County, Maryville — General Sam Houston
March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863 Born In Rockbridge County VA Moved To TN in 1807 Taught At This Schoolhouse In 1812 Attended Porter Academy In 1813 Joined Army In 1813 In Maryville, TN Studied Law In Nashville, TN In 1818 . . . Map (db m1733) HM
28 Tennessee, Blount County, Maryville — General Sam Houston — Soldier and Statesman
Citizen of Blount County 1806-1818 Enlisted at Maryville in War 1812 Congressman from Tennessee 1823-1827 Governor of Tennessee 1827-1829 Liberator of Texas San Jacinto April 21,1836 President Republic of Texas 1836-1838, 1841-1844 . . . Map (db m150794) HM
29 Tennessee, Blount County, Maryville — 1E16 — Where Houston Enlisted
Here, where Blount County's first courthouse stood, Sam Houston "took a dollar from the drum", thus marking his first enlistment in the United States Army, March 24, 1813. This culminated in his command of the Army of Texas, which decisively . . . Map (db m28579) HM
30 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, North Capitol — Death of David Crockett
David Crockett killed at the Alamo in 1836.Map (db m215449) HM
31 Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, North Capitol — Sam Houston and the new Republic of Texas
Sam Houston led Texas in 1836 to independence from Mexico and became president of the new Republic of TexasMap (db m215450) HM
32 Tennessee, Gibson County, Trenton — David Crockett
Pioneer — Statesman — Hero Born August 17, 1786 • Died March 6, 1836 Served three terms in the Congress of the United States while a resident of this county. Emigrated to Texas in 1835, and was killed at the Alamo fighting . . . Map (db m55211) HM
33 Tennessee, Hamblen County, Morristown — 1B-9 — Crockett Tavern
Here stood the Crockett Tavern, established and operated by John and Rebecca Crockett. It was the boyhood home of David Crockett (1786-1836), pioneer and political leader in Tennessee, and a victim of the Alamo Massacre at San Antonio, Texas.Map (db m43711) HM
34 Tennessee, Lawrence County, Lawrenceburg — 1786-1836 David Crockett — A Tennessee Legacy… — “Be always sure you are right, then go ahead!” —
In the 49 years that David Crockett called Tennessee his home he migrated from one end of the Volunteer state to the other. From his birthplace near Limestone on the banks of the Nolichucky River to his last home in present day Rutherford (Gibson . . . Map (db m107422) HM
35 Tennessee, Lawrence County, Lawrenceburg — A Summary of the Life of Davy Crockett:
“Be always sure you are right, then go ahead!” • Raised in frontier poverty without any education until he is a teenager, David is often hired out to others for additional income while still a child; once held against his will until . . . Map (db m108201) HM
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36 Tennessee, Lawrence County, Lawrenceburg — Col. David Crockett
(front) Erected by gift of the people and the Legislature of Tennessee, to the memory of Col. David Crockett. Born in East Tennessee Aug. 17th, 1786. And gave his life for Texas liberty amid the smoking walls of the . . . Map (db m82214) HM
37 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — David "Davy" Crockett
Native Tennessean David Crockett was born in 1786 in Greene County, Tennessee. In 1811, he moved his wife, Polly, and two sons to Lincoln County, and in 1813 to Franklin County. When the Creek War started Crockett mustered into the . . . Map (db m207976) HM
38 Tennessee, Lincoln County, Fayetteville — Sam Houston
Black Raven Soon after Sam Houston's father died, his mother moved the family from Virginia to Maryville, Tennessee. Unhappy with life on the farm, fourteen-year-old Sam ran away from home to live with a Cherokee tribe. Black Raven, as . . . Map (db m207975) HM
39 Tennessee, Madison County, Jackson — David Crockett
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40 Tennessee, Washington County, Limestone — A Summary of the Life of Davy Crockett
• Raised in frontier poverty without any education until he is a teenager, David is often hired out to others for additional income while still a child; once held against his will until he escapes under the cover of a winter storm. • To avoid . . . Map (db m58421) HM
41 Tennessee, Washington County, Limestone — Crockett
Davy Crockett Pioneer Patriot Soldier Trapper Explorer State Legislator Congressman Martyred at the Alamo 1786 – 1836 [ Back of Monument : ]Original monument placed by Davy Crockett Historical Society . . . Map (db m58400) HM
42 Tennessee, Washington County, Limestone — Davy Crockett’s Birthplace
On this spot Davy Crockett was born Aug. 17, 1786Map (db m58401) HM
43 Texas, Andrews County, Andrews — 167 — Andrews County
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44 Texas, Aransas County, Lamar — 1547 — John Fagan
John Fagan Soldier in the Texas War for Independence at Goliad, 1835-1836Map (db m53825) HM
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45 Texas, Aransas County, Lamar — 5103 — Stella Maris Chapel
Irish immigrant James W. Byrne (1787 – 1865), a veteran of the Texas Revolution, was an early settler of this area. He established the town of Lamar and with his wife Harriet, sold land on Aransas Bay to the Catholic Church for a chapel site. . . . Map (db m53717) HM
46 Texas, Archer County, Holliday — 722 — Captain John Holliday — (Dec. 8, 1811 - Aug. 19, 1842)
Born Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania; came to Texas about 1835, joined Texian Army, and was one of 24 survivors of the Goliad Massacre, March 27, 1836. Joined Texian-Santa Fe Expedition, and en route to New Mexico, Aug. 4, 1841, carved his name on a . . . Map (db m187196) HM
47 Texas, Atascosa County, Poteet — 4819 — Site of Jose Antonio Navarro Ranch Headquarters — (2.3 Mi. SSE)
This land had once been allocated in the 1700s as a ranch for Mission San Jose in San Antonio (20 mi. N), but in the 1820s was left unsettled. In 1828 prominent San Antonio resident Jose Antonio Navarro (1795-1871) beseeched the Governor of the . . . Map (db m111187) HM
48 Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 243 — Austin County
A part of the grant to Stephen F. Austin in 1821 Created a municipality under the Mexican government in 1828 Became a county of the Republic of Texas, March 17, 1836 Named in honor of Stephen Fuller Austin, 1793-1836 Pioneer . . . Map (db m125601) HM
49 Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 366 — Early History of Bellville Methodist Church
​ The heritage of Bellville Methodist Church dates to 1822, when Thomas B. Bell came to Texas from Florida with Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists. He settled in an area west of the Brazos River, and donated fifty acres of land . . . Map (db m157592) HM
50 Texas, Austin County, Cat Spring — 14296 — Elemelech Swearingen — (September 25, 1805 - May 15, 1887)
Austin County pioneer and Texas War for Independence veteran, Elemelech Swearingen, was born in Shepherdsville Kentucky (Bullitt Co.) in 1805. He married Angelina Weeks (1811-1883) in 1827 and in 1831, moved with his family to Texas. The Swearingens . . . Map (db m202526) HM
51 Texas, Austin County, Industry — 1941 — Charles Fordtran — (May 7, 1801-Nov. 1, 1900)
In Jan. 1831 Charles Fordtran, a German of Huguenot descent, joined the colony of Stephen F. Austin. His first work was to survey land for Austin's partner, Samuel May Williams. He was given a league (4,428.4 acres) as his fee. Soon he brought in . . . Map (db m146168) HM
52 Texas, Austin County, Industry — 1499 — Friedrich Ernst
Christian Friedrich Ernst (Dirks) was born in Germany in 1796. Friedrich Ernst was inducted into the German Army in 1814 and served for five years. He married Louise Gesine Auguste Weber in 1819. They became the parents of Caroline, John . . . Map (db m165425) HM
53 Texas, Austin County, Industry — 1500 — John Friedrich Ernst, Jr.
A native of Oldenburg, Germany, John Friedrich Ernst (1820-1863) emigrated to the United States with his family at the age of nine. In 1831, they traveled from New York City to Texas, finally arriving in what is now the town of Industry. The . . . Map (db m165424) HM
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54 Texas, Austin County, Kenney — 17874 — Concord Cemetery
Founded by the Concord Christian Church in 1870, Concord Cemetery (also known as the Concord Church Cemetery) sits on 3.4 acres of land in northern Austin County and is part of the Concord Christian Church. The earliest known grave is that of Dr. . . . Map (db m202580) HM
55 Texas, Austin County, Kenney — 6360 — James Bradford Pier — (Nov. 23, 1813 - Feb. 5, 1888)
A native of Circleville Ohio, J.B. Pier came to Texas in 1835 with his wife Lucy (Merry). The Piers settled in this area near the site of the early Texas town of Travis. Pier served as a member of the Texas Army during the War for Independence. He . . . Map (db m202586) HM
56 Texas, Austin County, Kenney — 2925 — John Wesley Kenney — (1799-1865)
One of great pioneer Methodist ministers of Texas. Pennsylvania - born. He began preaching at age 19. In 1833 he came to Texas and soon settled in this county. Unkempt in appearance, Kenney redeemed his eccentricity with an eloquent style of . . . Map (db m202581) HM
57 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — A Home on Commerce Square — Lots 537 & 538
Ideally Situated Close to Commerce Square and the Brazos River, these two lots were near the center of town. Like many San Felipe lots, the property changed hands several times. First developed by the Calvit family, its last owner was Almyra . . . Map (db m206287) HM
58 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — 5514 — A Town Hall
Near this site stood A Town Hall Built about 1830 in which were held the First and Second Conventions of Texas, 1832 and 1833, and the Consultation of 1835 the provisional government functioned here until March 2, 1836, when . . . Map (db m43759) HM
59 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Austin & Perry Stores — Lots 16 & 51
Stephen F. Austin hoped his colony in Texas would help his family prosper. But the business of being an empresario proved financially disappointing. Hoping a family business - like a store - would generate income, Austin encouraged his . . . Map (db m206267) HM
60 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — 3 — Austin's Colony: First Colony in Mexican Texas
Austin's land office and its agents set about carving civilization out of the untamed Texas wilderness. Mapping and surveying land at a whirlwind pace, Austin's office issued nearly 1500 land grants to settlers in Mexican Texas between 1823 and . . . Map (db m201786) HM
61 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Bottomland Farms — Land Along the Brazos River
Downtown San Felipe was the center of the colony, but its farms and ranches fed settlers and generated profits that helped the colony thrive. Farm plots, or labors, measuring 177 acres each spread outward from town - many along waterways, which . . . Map (db m206323) HM
62 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Building the Town — Lot 20
San Felipe's First Townsfolk Arrived to find the "town" yet to be built. Many raised their houses, kitchens and stables with their own hands. Austin also enlisted skilled housewrights (house builders), sawyers, teamsters and blacksmiths to . . . Map (db m206316) HM
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63 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Business District — Neighborhood to the West
As the Number of Permanent Residents in San Felipe grew, a business district developed west of Commerce Square. Merchants, including Nathaniel Townsend and George Huff, supplied shoppers with goods from around the world. Tailors cut clothes to . . . Map (db m206271) HM
64 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Clopper Store — Lot 17
Stocked With Goods From Cincinnati, Nicholas Clopper's store in San Felipe opened in 1826. Clopper faced the challenges of all merchants on the frontier. The town was "in a state of infancy" and home to only nine families of resident customers. . . . Map (db m206272) HM
65 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Cotten Print Shop — Lot 50 — Cotten Print Shop - Travis Law Office —
Godwin B. Cotten tried printing in Alabama, Louisiana and Tamaulipas, Mexico, before setting out The Texas Gazette and the first book published in Texas: Translation of the Laws, Orders, and Contracts, on Colonization. Cotten . . . Map (db m206260) HM
66 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — 11707 — Early Roads To San Felipe
During the mid-1820's, When Stephen F. Austin was founding this town, the only roads in the area were wagon ruts or beaten trails marked by notched trees. Within a decade, however, the village of San Felipe, one of the first Anglo settlements in . . . Map (db m43718) HM
67 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Founding the Town — Lot 47
With his Empresario contract in hand, Stephen F. Austin searched out a suitable location for the "capital" of his colony. Together with surveyors and guides, Austin selected a site where a ferry crossed the Brazos River. By late October . . . Map (db m206331) HM
68 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Governing the Town — Lot 19
In the Town's Early Years, Empresario Stephen F. Austin filled many roles. Administrator of land grants and court judge, Austin also coordinated with Mexican government officials. He managed the growing town, and as colonel of the . . . Map (db m206275) HM
69 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — 11704 — Hill House
The first known person to occupy the land where the Hill House is located was Judge Robert M. "Three Legged Willie" Williamson. During his ownership, the community of San Felipe de Austin was burned to the ground by order of Moseley Baker, a . . . Map (db m202605) HM
70 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — 2678 — J.J. Josey General Store
Built by John Crutcher in 1847 on the Plaza de Commercio in San Felipe, this was the last store built in the town after its 1836 burning by military order. Purchased in 1867 by Dr. J.J. Josey, it was in continuous operation as a store until 1942. . . . Map (db m43760) HM
71 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Jane Wilkins' Home — Lot 82
Jane Wilkins and her family were among the Colony's earliest immigrants and the first to settle what is now the City of Houston. By 1827, Wilkins and her two daughters, Jane and Mary, had made a home in San Felipe. They also received a league . . . Map (db m206262) HM
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72 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — John Bricker
In memory of John Bricker a private in Captain Mosley Baker’s company, who was killed just across the river from this site April 7th 1836 by a shot from a Mexican cannon, and was buried where he fell. He was born in Cumberland . . . Map (db m43758) HM
73 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — 6 — Remembering San Felipe de Austin
Beginning in the 1920s local leaders looked for ways to commemorate this important colonial Texas history site. After 15 years planning and developing the property for its transition to the State in 1940, local supporters created a Friends . . . Map (db m201789) HM
74 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Rio Brazos — Commerce Square
Empresario Stephen F. Austin Considered several sites for his colony's headquarters, but this location on the Brazos River had a convenient advantage. A ferry, operated by an early settler named John McFarland, took travelers on the . . . Map (db m206274) HM
75 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — 4536 — San Felipe de Austin
First Anglo-American capital of Texas. Came into being on July 26, 1828, as capital of the Austin Colony, by decree of the Mexican government. Father of Texas Stephen F. Austin had begun under the 1821 grant from Mexico the settlement of more than . . . Map (db m116924) HM
76 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — San Felipe de Austin Town Site
[Side 1] San Felipe de Austin Town Site laid off by Stephen F. Austin as the Capital of his Colony in 1824 Here was held the only Federal District Court ever convened in Texas under Mexican rule [Side 2] Events leading to Revolution, First . . . Map (db m163048) HM
77 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Spanish Town — Commerce and Mier y Terαn Streets 1/2 Mile East
A neighborhood on the east edge of town was home to a number of Tejanos, or native born Texans. The cluster of families was referred to as Spanish Town. Some families had been driven from their homes during Mexico's war for independence . . . Map (db m206325) HM
78 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Stephen F. Austin, Father of Texas
Between 1821 and 1835, Austin shaped the course of colonial Texas. Here, he built his only home in Texas. His log cabin also served as the colony's land office, and became the center of San Felipe commerce. Following a plan begun by his . . . Map (db m201785) HM
79 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — 249 — Stephen F. Austin's Cabin — Reported missing
Replica of Stephen F. Austin's Cabin This structure is a replica of the only Texas home of Stephen F. Austin, “Father of Texas.” The chimney contains bricks from original (1828) cabin. Other materials were made as . . . Map (db m156552) HM
80 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — 5 — The Burning of San Felipe
After the fall of the Alamo on March 6th, 1836 General Sam Houston and his Texian volunteers retreated to the east from Gonzales. Colonists evacuated and abandoned their homes and property in what became known as the Runaway Scrape. Local . . . Map (db m201788) HM
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81 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — 4 — Toward Revolution
The Convention of 1833, followed by the Consultation in 1835, reflected the growing tension between the colonists and the Mexican government. The fateful military and political events of late 1835, would sway Austin to the war movement. . . . Map (db m201787) HM
82 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — Travis Law Office — Lot 50 — Travis Law Office - Cotten Print Shop —
William Barret Travis is remembered as a revolutionary patriot and martyr of the Alamo. Before he gave his life for Texas' independence, he was a young attorney in San Felipe who ran a law office located on lot 50. Travis represented his . . . Map (db m206178) HM
83 Texas, Austin County, San Felipe — 1 — Welcome to San Felipe de Austin
Between 1823 and 1836, San Felipe de Austin was the focal point for issues related to the immigration and settlement of American colonists in Mexican-controlled Texas. This site marks the central business district of San Felipe de Austin . . . Map (db m201784) HM
84 Texas, Austin County, Wallis — 6344 — Martin Allen — (November 28, 1780 - December 30, 1837)
As a young man Martin Allen assisted his father, Benjamin, in surveying roads in their native state of Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Vice in 1804 and by 1810 they and their three children were living in Louisiana. Martin joined the . . . Map (db m61299) HM
85 Texas, Bandera County, Bandera — 18801 — Hendrick Arnold — Survey No. 59 — Colored Burial Ground —
Freedman and soldier Hendrick Arnold (1804-1849) was awarded land following the Texas Revolution for his participation in the Siege of Bexar and the Battle of San Jacinto. He received six surveys in what was then Bexar county, including this . . . Map (db m201897) HM
86 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9233 — Campbell Taylor
A Mina Volunteer Who Fought for Texas Independence at San Jacinto, 1836Map (db m196000) HM WM
87 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9163 — Captain James Burleson
Chosen commissary by General Andrew Jackson, War of 1812 Edward Burleson, his son, accompanied him as book-keeper Participated in the Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815 Served under his son, Edward, Army of Texas, in the Grass . . . Map (db m111111) HM
88 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9151 — Early History of the City of Bastrop
Long before white men arrived, this region was inhabited by Tonkawa and Comanche Indians. In 1691 the first Spanish explorers crossed this territory en route to east Texas. From their route, parts of “El Camino Real” (the King's . . . Map (db m126751) HM
89 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9185 — Felipe Entrique Neri, Baron De Bastrop — 1770 - 1829
Erected in recognition of the distinguished service to Texas of Felipe Entrique Neri, Baron De Bastrop 1770 - 1829 Pioneer Red River empresario. Land commissioner of Austin's colony. Member of the Congress of Coahuila and Texas. In . . . Map (db m111113) HM
90 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9192 — Jesse Halderman
Served in the Volunteer Army of Texas, 1835 A Veteran of San Jacinto 1836Map (db m196003) HM WM
91 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9202 — John Holland Jenkins
Young Soldier in the Texas War for Independence During the San Jacinto Campaign Map (db m196002) HM WM
92 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9220 — Robert Love Reding
Army of Texas • Participated in the Capture of Goliad October 9, 1835 • Signer of the Goliad Declaration of Independence • Born in Tennessee, 1810 • Died 1849Map (db m195970) HM
93 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9240 — Samuel Wolfenberger — (1804 - 1860)
Early land grantee in this area. Of Dutch descent, he was born in Virginia. Came to Texas (then part of Mexico) in 1831 as a colonist of Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas." Received a Spanish league of land (4,444 acres) here. Active in . . . Map (db m118406) HM
94 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13114 — Thomas H. Mays
Thomas H. Mays was born in 1802 in Virginia and emigrated to Texas from Tennessee in 1830. In 1834, he became Bastrop's first municipal surveyor and platted the city's new streets. Two years later, he was wounded in the leg at the Battle of San . . . Map (db m65221) HM
95 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9176 — William Dunbar
A Member of the Mier Expedition, 1842-1843 • Born in Tennessee, January 1, 1819 • Died December 20, 1855Map (db m195937) HM
96 Texas, Bastrop County, Elgin — 9171 — Site of the Home of Col. Robert M. Coleman — (1799 -1837) —
Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence Aide-de-camp to Gen. Houston at San Jacinto Commander of a regiment of Rangers 1836-37 Here his widow Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman and son, Albert V. Coleman were killed by Indians and . . . Map (db m82688) HM
97 Texas, Bastrop County, Jeddo — 9175 — John Socrates Darling
Born April 24, 1806 Came to Texas in 1835. A soldier in the Texas War for Independence before and during the Siege of Bexar 1835 and participated in the Battle of San Jacinto 1836 Died April 6, 1870 His wife Louranie Darling Born June 10, 1810 . . . Map (db m180695) HM
98 Texas, Bastrop County, Jeddo — Rev. Benjamin F. Fry
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99 Texas, Bastrop County, McDade — Capt. Jesse Billingsley — 1810-1880
Born in Tennessee, friend of David Crockett, Jesse Billingsley came to Texas in 1834. Known as a fearless Indian fighter, Billingsley was elected captain of the Mina Volunteers, Company C, of the Republic of Texas Army. At the Battle of San Jacinto, . . . Map (db m205479) HM
100 Texas, Bastrop County, McDade — 9194 — John Herron
A Mina Volunteer in the Texas War for Independence A San Jacinto VeteranMap (db m205522) HM

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