“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Saint Jo, Texas Historical Markers

Head of Elm Marker at town gazebo. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
Head of Elm Marker at town gazebo.
Texas (Montague County), Saint Jo — Head of Elm(Saint Jo) — Historic Camp Site
Head of Elm (Saint Jo) Historic Camp Site for 1849 Capt. Randolph B. Marcy on Government Survey Trip 1854 Capt. John Pope Surveying Proposed Federal R.R. 1855 U.S. 2nd Cavalry Under Col. Albert Sidney Johnson en . . . — Map (db m96758) HM
Texas (Montague County), Saint Jo — 17952 — Illinois Bend School
Located in the bend of the Red River in northeast Montague County, Illinois Bend received an official title in 1877. By the 1890s, Illinois Bend was a thriving community where cotton farming swelled the population. Many churches and schools were . . . — Map (db m87099) HM
Texas (Montague County), Saint Jo — 5133 — Stonewall Saloon
Built 1873 as saloon and trail drivers rest stop. After county prohibition, 1897, housed offices and bank. Named after Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson. Town's first permanent building, originally of native stone. Stuccoed in 1930's; wooden facade added in . . . — Map (db m96756) HM
Texas (Montague County), Saint Jo — 17563 — The Phillips House
In 1873, James Hoback (J.H.) and Margaret Day Phillips moved from Illinois to Texas by wagon train with their children. J.H. was instrumental in the early social, religious and economic development of Saint Jo. He owned and operated a general store . . . — Map (db m128693) HM
Texas (Montague County), Saint Jo — 5538 — Town of Saint Jo
One of oldest towns in Montague County. Founded in 1850s, during great California Gold Rush, by E.S. and Ithane Singletary (Brothers) and John Hughes, who hoped to find gold here. The community they started became known as "Head of Elm" for its . . . — Map (db m96760) HM

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