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Birthplace of Dwight David Eisenhower and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2014
Birthplace of Dwight David Eisenhower and Marker
Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Birthplace of Dwight David Eisenhower
Birthplace October 14, 1890 of Dwight David Eisenhower President of the United States of America Presented to the People of Texas by the Eisenhower Birthplace Foundation Amon G. Carter Sid W. Richardson Web Maddox . . . — Map (db m72845) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7359 — Birthplace of Dwight Eisenhower
Thirty-fourth President of the United States; born here Oct. 14, 1890, third son of David J. and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. Dwight Eisenhower graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, 1915; in 1943, during World War II, was appointed . . . — Map (db m72850) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
[Title is text] — Map (db m72843) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Dwight David Eisenhower 1890 - 1969
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Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Katy Park Rededication Missouri-Kansas-Texas Lines
This monument commemorates the restoration in the year 1985 of the original Katy Park, built in the early 1900's and honors the many dedicated Denisonians and others who made the achievement possible. Their names appear here along with these . . . — Map (db m72895) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7409 — Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
In 1865 the Union Pacific Railway Southern Branch was incorporated to build a railroad from the St. Louis-Kansas City area to the Gulf of Mexico. In 1870, with construction completed to the border of Indian Territory, the line was renamed the . . . — Map (db m72898) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7413 — North-South Railway Connection
On December 24, 1872, a Missouri, Kansas & Texas (Katy) Railroad train carrying 100 passengers arrived here in the newly established railroad town of Denison. Its arrival marked the culmination of years of effort by the Katy to construct a rail . . . — Map (db m72862) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Signal Company Texas 36th Inf. Div. Veterans Memorial
Organized Sept. 19, 1922 Mobilized Nov. 25, 1940 Denison, Texas In Honor of Those Who Served — Map (db m72892) WM
Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Texas Veterans Memorial
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Texas (Grayson County), Denison — 7392 — The E. M. Kohl Building
Ernst Martin Kohl (1857-1935), former German Navy captain who came to Denison in 1885, built the first floor of this structure in 1893 to house a grocery store and saloon. He added the top three floors in 1909-11 as his family's residence. In . . . — Map (db m72853) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Denison — Veterans Memorial
In memory of the men and women of Denison, Texas who have served their country ——————— Knights of Columbus Denison County 830 May the souls of the dearly departed, through the mercy . . . — Map (db m72894) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 11905 — Butterfield Overland Mail Route Through Grayson County
In the mid-19th century, mail traffic between the eastern United States and the western states and territories was accomplished via Panama and Cape Horn. In 1857, Congress authorized the postmaster to contract a new overland mail service. The . . . — Map (db m73214) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 12500 — Courthouses of Grayson County
From pioneer log cabins to a native Texas limestone structure, Grayson County courthouses have taken many shapes and sizes since the county's establishment in 1846. The first courthouse, a frame building on bald prairie a few miles west of the . . . — Map (db m73211) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 14456 — Eleventh Texas Cavalry
In May 1861, a frontier unit was organized at Camp Reeves in Sherman. Drawing volunteers from Cooke, Grayson, Hopkins, Red River, Fannin, Collin, Titus and Bowie counties, the regiment began with nearly 900 men and officers. Initially led by the . . . — Map (db m73248) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 11908 — Federal Building (United States Courthouse)
After the Sherman Division of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas was established in 1902, plans were made to construct this building to serve the court and the postal service. U. S. Treasury Department Supervising . . . — Map (db m73399) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — Gold Star Mothers
In honor of Grayson County Gold Star Mothers [Dedicated] Nov. 11, 1975 — Map (db m73392) WM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 7376 — Grayson County
In the mainstream of Texas history for more than a century, this area was, in 1837, the site of Colonel Holland Coffee's trading post, a landmark structure at the Preston Bend crossing of the Red River. It was a focal point, beginning in . . . — Map (db m73242) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — Grayson County C.S.A.
[Front] Military, defense and supply center in the Civil War. 11th Tex. Cav. Regt. raised in this and area counties, May 1861. Removed immediate danger from North by capture [of] Forts Washita, Cobb, Arbuckle in Indian Territory. Beef for . . . — Map (db m73382) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 13166 — Hall Furniture Building
Former Missourian and Civil War veteran Rufus Gaines Hall established a Sherman dry goods store in 1868. The company prospered, in part because it sent 30 notion wagons to sell supplies to settlers on rural farms across 13 counties in North . . . — Map (db m73390) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 7398 — Home County of Conservationist Allison Mayfield
Opened law practice here, 1884. Became an assistant attorney general of Texas, 1893. Won election, 1897, to Railroad Commission; served 26 years — 16 years as chairman. The commission had been created in 1891 to regulate shipping rates . . . — Map (db m73237) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — Japanese Model 92 [1932] 70 mm Howitzer
Used extensively throughout WW2 468# Gross Weight Range: 3,075 Yds. Impact Burst: 40 Yds. Restoration completed April 2004 due to the efforts of: Grayson County Red River Valley Chapter of the MVPA (Military Vehicle . . . — Map (db m73234) HM WM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 7412 — Ninth Texas Cavalry
The Ninth Texas Cavalry consisted of about 1,000 mounted volunteers from Grayson, Tarrant, Hunt, Hopkins, Cass, Red River, Titus, and Lamar counties. They gathered about 15 miles northwest of here at Brogdon's Springs on October 2, 1861, and . . . — Map (db m73243) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 12955 — Peter W. Grayson
Peter Wagener Grayson was born in 1788 in Bardstown, Virginia (later part of Kentucky) to Benjamin and Caroline (Taylor) Grayson, members of a politically prominent family. He served in the War of 1812 and worked in Louisville as an attorney, . . . — Map (db m73251) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 11527 — President Roosevelt's Visit to Grayson County
One of the most festive events in Sherman's early history, Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 appearance here marked the first visit of a President of the United States to Grayson County. Traveling to San Antonio to attend a reunion of the . . . — Map (db m73236) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 12871 — Site of Binkley Hotel
In the 1870s, a joint stock company was organized to construct a hotel in Sherman. One of the largest stockholders was Judge C.C. Binkley, a community leader for whom the hotel would be named. Binkley was also president of the Merchants and . . . — Map (db m73402) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — 11537 — Site of Old Sherman Opera House
Formerly a 3-story Victorian structure with twin cupolas. Built by Capt. L. F. Ely, who made the bricks in his city factory. Lavish interior had carpeted aisle, damask curtains and red plush seats. Benches in economy section were called the . . . — Map (db m73404) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — Stone from Old Ox Mill
[Millstone marker text is damaged] Here passed Marcy's California Trail 1849 Butterfield Trail 1858 Rededicated [November 22,] 2013 Moved and restored by Love Monument Company in cooperation with Judge Drew Bynum and . . . — Map (db m73220) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — The First Confederate Monument Erected in Texas April 3, 1896
under the auspices of the Ex-Confederate Association of Grayson Co. Tex. Organized July 21, 1888 Changed to Mildred Lee Camp U.C.V. May 21, 1892. Sacred to the memory of our Confederate Dead: true patriots. They fought for home and . . . — Map (db m73252) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — War Memorial
In Honor of All War Veterans — Map (db m73383) WM
Texas (Grayson County), Sherman — World War I Memorial
In honored memory of the men of Grayson County who served in World War I 1917 - 1918 Duty, Honor, Country Well Done Be Thou At Peace — Map (db m73384) WM
Texas (Grayson County), Van Alstyne — 7364 — First Christian Church of Van Alstyne
The predecessor of this church, the first Disciples of Christ congregation in Texas, was founded during the winter of 1841-1842 at McKinney's Landing in Bowie County near the Texas-Arkansas border. Collin McKinney, pioneer settler and Signer . . . — Map (db m73145) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Van Alstyne — 7368 — First United Methodist Church of Van Alstyne
Outgrowth of Liberty Class, formed 1847 for Bible study and worship, in log cabin of Jim Creager (1.25 mi. S) by the Rev. Joab Biggs, of the Dallas Methodist Circuit, and M. F. Cole. In 1855, after a rainstorm that detained quarterly conference . . . — Map (db m73149) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Van Alstyne — 11547 — Van Alstyne
The town of Mantua was established about 3 miles southwest of here in 1854. Mantua prospered but was unexpectedly bypassed in 1873 when the Houston and Texas Central Railway (H&TC) extended its track through this area instead. That year a depot . . . — Map (db m73151) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Van Alstyne — Veterans Memorial
Presented to Dorothy Fielder Park In Remembrance of All Veterans — Map (db m73152) WM
Texas (Grayson County), Whitesboro — 7355 — Diamond Horse Ranch
Founded 1850 by James R. and John Diamond, joined later by their brother George, who had founded paper that today is Houston "Post." Station, 1858-1861, on Butterfield Stage Line. The Diamond brothers were political leaders and active in Texas . . . — Map (db m96726) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Whitesboro — Diamond Station Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Stop
The Diamond Station was a stop along the nearly 700 mile stretch across the Lone Star State for the Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Line Company. The Butterfield Overland Mail Company held the U.S. Mail contract for the first cross-country trek from . . . — Map (db m96733) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Whitesboro — Pioneer Park
Diamond Cemetery purchased in 1998 by Carroll and Billie Hagan Brown and restored as Pioneer Park. With the assistance of George Rains, the Browns developed this site as a tribute to the founding pioneers of Whitesboro. Maintained as a park and . . . — Map (db m96742) HM
Texas (Grayson County), Whitesboro — 11560 — Whitesboro
Settlers moved to this site after Ambrose B. White (1811-83) camped here on his way west from Illinois in 1848. His inn here was on the Butterfield Stage route after 1858. The post office, opened in 1860, was named for White, who surveyed (1869) the . . . — Map (db m96694) HM

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