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Bowie County Texas Historical Markers

 
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Johann de Kalb
Texas (Bowie County), De Kalb — 9475 — De Kalb
Named for Maj. Gen. Johann de Kalb - a hero of the American Revolution - upon suggestion (1836) of David Crockett, a visitor on his way to fight in Texas War for Independence. Other Texas heroes traveling through here were James B. Fannin and Wm. B. . . . — Map (db m96648) HM
Texas (Bowie County), Hooks — 12409 — Pecan Point Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence
Five of the most prominent delegates to the Constitutional Convention of Texas, held March, 1836, hailed from Pecan Point, in this vicinity. Richard Ellis (an attorney and judge) was chosen president of the meeting and later served four terms in the . . . — Map (db m96573) HM
Texas (Bowie County), New Boston — 9469 — Bowie County
Named for James Bowie (1799-1836), who fought for Texas freedom from 1819, when he joined the Long Expedition, to 1836 — when he died in defense of the Alamo. Inhabited before 1800 by agricultural Indians, charted 1819 for . . . — Map (db m96141) HM
Texas (Bowie County), Texarkana — 9471 — Central Christian Church
Founded in 1883 with the Rev. J. C. Mason as first pastor, the Central Christian Church congregation built this structure in 1932. Construction was supervised by architect and church member E. C. Seibert (1878-1941), who used carefully placed bricks . . . — Map (db m96569) HM
Texas (Bowie County), Texarkana — James Bowie
Front Hero of the Alamo "They never fail who die in a just cause" Love of adventure brought the young South Carolinian to Texas with James Long in 1819. Romance made of him a Mexican citizen and won for him in San . . . — Map (db m96572) HM
Texas (Bowie County), Texarkana — 9490 — Scott Joplin (November 24, 1868 - April 1, 1917)

Black composer Scott Joplin, often called the "King of Ragtime Music", was born in Texarkana, Texas, five years before the townsite was platted in 1873. His family lived in this vicinity, and he attended nearby Orr School on Laurel Street. His . . . — Map (db m96570) HM

Texas (Bowie County), Texarkana — 9510 — Texarkana A 1973 Centennial Birthday City
Founded when Texas & Pacific railroad platted townsite and held sale of lots on Dec. 8, 1873, to open regional shipping point. Strategically located on famed Indian trail from the Mississippi to Mexico, site had already been named (for its . . . — Map (db m96563) HM
Texas (Bowie County), Texarkana — 9512 — United States Post Office and Courthouse
Currently, only Federal office building to straddle state line. Present Texas-Arkansas state boundary (established in 1841 by United States and Republic of Texas) passes through center. Each state had separate post offices until 1892, when first . . . — Map (db m96566) HM

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