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Tyler County Texas Historical Markers

 
Home of James Edward Wheat Marker image, Touch for more information
By Steve Gustafson, July 23, 2011
Home of James Edward Wheat Marker
Texas (Tyler County), Woodville — 11460 — Home of James Edward Wheat
Located on a 2,952.2-acre tract of Republic of Texas land awarded in 1838 to Dr. Josiah Wheat, an early settler of Tyler County, and donor in 1847 of 200 acres for county seat, soon named Woodville.

Site for this residence was acquired by . . . — Map (db m46127) HM

Texas (Tyler County), Woodville — 11464 — Lt. Col. Phillip A. Work (1832-1911)
Came to Texas, 1838, represented Tyler County, Texas Secession Convention, 1861. Raised and was Captain, Co. F. 1st. Regt., Hood's Texas brigade. As Lieutenant Colonel, commanded Hood's Texans June 1862 - Jan. 1864, in battles such as Sharpsburg, . . . — Map (db m46110) HM
Texas (Tyler County), Woodville — 11458 — Tyler County (Crossroads to East Texas)
Home ground of civilized tribes of Indians. Visited 1756 by Spanish explorers, who were trying to keep French trading expeditions out of Texas. Site in 1831 of Fort Teran, commanded by Colonel Ellis Peter Bean, famous and colorful adventurer. . . . — Map (db m45672) HM
Texas (Tyler County), Woodville — 12432 — Tyler County Courthouse
After the creation of Tyler County in 1846 and the subsequent selection of Woodville as a county seat, this block was set aside for use as the courthouse square and the first courthouse was completed by February 1849. In November 1890, the Tyler . . . — Map (db m46094) HM
Texas (Tyler County), Woodville — 11462 — Woodville Academy and Woodville College
Organized in 1849 in the new county courthouse (formerly at this site), the Woodville Academy offered advanced courses of study. Some of the subjects were astronomy, orthography (spelling), surveying and logic. In 1850 the school moved (1,500 ft. . . . — Map (db m46111) HM

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