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Oklahoma (Garvin County), Pauls Valley — Garvin County War Memorial
Freedom Is Not Free In honor of all Garvin Countians who sacrificed their lives while serving our country in time of war, for it is only through the efforts of those who served, and those who died, that America enjoys the freedom and prosperity . . . — Map (db m121754) WM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 11567 — SS Selma
Steel shortages during World War I led the U.S. to build experimental concrete ships, the largest of which was the SS Selma, today partially submerged in Galveston Bay and visible from this site. It was built in Mobile, Alabama, and named to . . . — Map (db m127633) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 11572 — Bernard Moore Temple — (November 4, 1843 - October 5, 1901)
Virginia-born B. M. Temple served in the Confederate army during the Civil War (1861-1865), then moved west to begin a noted career in civil engineering. As Chief Engineer for the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad, 1879-1884, he . . . — Map (db m127583) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 261 — Burial Site of David G. Burnet (1788-1870) — Provisional President of Texas (March 16, 1836 - Oct. 22, 1836)
A man of strong principle who carried a gun in one pocket and a Bible in the other, Burnet acted as a cohesive force in the chaotic days of early Texas independence, though his dour, quick-tempered disposition kept him from ever winning wide . . . — Map (db m127628) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 7449 — Captain William S. Fisher
Born in Virginia. Captain of a company at San Jacinto, 1836 and in command of the Mier Expedition, 1842. Died in Galveston in 1845. — Map (db m127598) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 7182 — Catherine Isabel Cox Sherman
Wife of General Sidney Sherman Born April 27, 1815 Died January 20, 1865 — Map (db m127533) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 9 — David Ayers — (August 10, 1793-October 25, 1881)
A veteran of the War of 1812, David Ayers brought his family to Texas in 1833. On behalf of the American Bible Society, they distributed bibles to new settlers. Settling first in San Patricio, Ayers moved to Washington County, where he became a . . . — Map (db m127585) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 7474 — Galveston Quarantine Stations
Unregulated entry of immigrants through the Port of Galveston in the late 1830s greatly contributed to local outbreaks of yellow fever and other communicable diseases. The young city instituted quarantine measures in 1839 and in 1853 built Texas' . . . — Map (db m127634) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 7460 — Galveston: Gateway to Texas
From the time of the earliest documented history, the Gulf of Mexico has been the main point of entry into Texas. Some settlers of the 1820s even came by keelboat, going ashore along the way to kill game, in the same way an overland party would live . . . — Map (db m127635) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 325 — George Campbell Childress
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Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 7433 — Greensville S. Dowell — (September 1822 - June 9, 1881)
Virginia native Dr. Greensville S. Dowell moved to Texas in 1853. During the Civil War he served as a surgeon in the Confederate army in Galveston. He was instrumental in the founding of the Galveston Medical Society, Texas Medical College and . . . — Map (db m127582) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 7501 — Henry Journeay
Who served in the Army of Texas, 1836 and was a member of the Mier Expedition, 1842 Born in New York June 23, 1815 Died July 2, 1870 — Map (db m127602) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 11583 — John Overton Trueheart — (ca. 1802-March 13, 1874)
After coming to Texas from Virginia about 1838, John Trueheart received a land grant for his service with Jack Hays' Rangers. He then began a partnership in a Galveston General Land Agency with Memucan Hunt and returned to Virginia for his wife Anne . . . — Map (db m127581) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 17945 — Levi Charles Meyers Harby — (September 21, 1793 - December 3, 1870)
Born in Georgetown, South Carolina, Levi Charles Meyers Harby was the son of Solomon Harby and Rebecca (Moses) Harby. During the War of 1812, Levi served in the U.S. Navy. He was commissioned as a midshipman and stationed at Charleston. After the . . . — Map (db m127578) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 11593 — Louis Trezevant Wigfall — April 21, 1816 - February 18, 1874
Native South Carolinian, Sergeant in Seminole War, lawyer, member Texas Legislature, an ardent secessionist as United States Senator from 1859 to 1861, visited Fort Sumter with surrender demand as aide to General Beauregard, member Confederate . . . — Map (db m127526) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 9918 — Major John M. Allen
San Jacinto veteran. First Mayor of Galveston. Born in Kentucky. Died February 12, 1847 — Map (db m127600) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 16833 — Major Leon Dyer
Leon Dyer was born Feist Emanuel Heim (Haim) on Oct. 2, 1807 in Mayene, Germany, to John Maximilian and Isabella (Babette) Nachmann Dyer. The family immigrated to the U.S. around 1812 and settled in Baltimore where they began a meat packing . . . — Map (db m127579) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 7529 — Michel B. Menard — (December 5, 1805 - September 2, 1856)
A native of Canada, Michel B. Menard came to Texas in 1829. He lived in Nacogdoches and Liberty before settling in Galveston in 1833. He was one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836, and later represented Galveston in the . . . — Map (db m127531) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 11597 — Nahor Biggs Yard — (March 12, 1816 - May 5, 1889
In 1838 New Jersey native Nahor Biggs Yard arrived in the new town of Galveston and built one of the city's first residences. Yard enjoyed success in business but is best remembered for his distinguished civic and military career. He served as city . . . — Map (db m127524) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 12908 — Nicholas D. Labadie
Nicholas Descomps Labadie was born in Canada in 1802. In Missouri, he trained for the priesthood and later changed to the study of medicine. In 1831, he moved to Texas, serving as post surgeon at Anahuac. He served in the Second Regiment of Texas . . . — Map (db m127532) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 11595 — Samuel May Williams
(Front) In memory of Samuel May Williams Born in Providence, R. I. October 4, 1795 Died in Galveston, Texas September 13, 1858 His wife Sarah Scott Williams Born in Kentucky December 7, 1807 Died in Galveston, Texas . . . — Map (db m127525) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 11598 — The Rev. Henry P. Young — (October 2, 1817-September 12, 1901)
Born Heinrich P. Jung in Germany in 1817, the Rev. Henry P. Young began a Methodist ministry in Galveston in 1846. That year he founded the first Society of German Methodists in Texas. From 1849 to 1855 he rode a mission circuit of German colonies . . . — Map (db m127632) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 18290 — Valentine T. Dalton
A veteran of the War of 1812 who fought at the Battle of New Orleans Jan. 8, 1815 Born March 15, 1782 Died August 1, 1885 Erected by the State of Texas — Map (db m127604) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 7483 — Warren D. C. Hall — (1788 - April 8, 1867)
North Carolina native Warren DeWitt Clinton Hall was an early immigrant to Texas who took part in several military expeditions against Spain and Mexico. He served as acting Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas at the time of the Battle of San . . . — Map (db m127530) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 269 — Wilbur Cherry
Served in the Texas Army, 1836. Purchased the Galveston News 1843. Born in New Haven, N. Y. January 4, 1820; Died June 12, 1873. His wife Catherine Crosby French Cherry Born in Sligo, Ireland, February 22, 1826; Died . . . — Map (db m127587) HM
Texas (Galveston County), Galveston — 9927 — William Tennant Austin — (January 30, 1809 - February 25, 1874)
Born in Connecticut. Moved to Texas in 1829. Took part in Texas Revolution, participating in Siege of Bexar, 1835. Served as aide to Stephen F. Austin, "The Father of Texas" (a distant relative), Gens. Edward Burleson and Sam Houston. Commander at . . . — Map (db m127631) HM
Texas (Glasscock County), Garden City — 15536 — Garden City Cemetery
The Garden City community began using this burial ground as early as 1886. That year, a child of county commissioner Sullivan Hill and his wife, Lucy, was buried here. Four years later, a sibling was buried at the same spot; the two graves share a . . . — Map (db m136336) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Fannin — 322 — Battle of Coleto and Goliad Massacre
After the fall of the Alamo, March 6, 1836, Colonel James Walker Fannin, with about 400 soldiers, mostly volunteers from the United States in the Texas War for Independence, was ordered by Texas General Sam Houston to retreat from Goliad to . . . — Map (db m116301) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Fannin — 4726 — Site of Battle of El Perdido
During 1810 - 1819 efforts to expel Spain from Texas, a bloody clash occurred here on June 19, 1817, between the forces of Col. Antonio Martinez, last Spanish governor of Texas, and a Mexican Republican Army of invasion that was on its way to attack . . . — Map (db m131944) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 178 — Aranama College
Named for 18th century Indian converts of Mission Espiritu Santo de Zuρiga. A men's college. Founded 1852 by Western Presbytery of Texas. Used buildings of old mission plus funds given by Goliad. Taught Latin, Greek, geography, surveying, . . . — Map (db m132011) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 18017 — Bull Durham Tobacco Wall Advertisement
The town of Goliad began to grow in 1889 with the arrival of the locomotive. The railroads created the ability to receive larger supplies at a lower cost. Lumber, brick, stone and other materials that were formerly shipped by wagon were now . . . — Map (db m132544) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 11894 — Cattle Drive from La Bahia
After Spain joined the American colonists in declaring war on England in 1779, Spanish soldier Bernardo de Galvez traveled to New Orleans to raise an army. Aware of the great number of wild cattle in Texas from his time spent stationed in the . . . — Map (db m132013) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 17572 — First United Methodist Church of Goliad
This historic congregation was organized in the 1840s. In 1859, the Goliad Circuit of the Methodist Church reported 166 members, the largest membership in the Rio Grande Conference. Some African Americans worshipped with Anglo Methodists before . . . — Map (db m132018) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 11896 — Founding Site of First Baptist Church of Goliad
A group of twelve Baptists met under an oak tree one block west of the Goliad town square on this site in May 1849. The Rev. John Freeman Hillyer officiated at the meeting, during which the twelve organized the first Baptist church in the area. The . . . — Map (db m132240) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 2204 — Goliad County Courthouse
Built 1894. Cost $67,888.95. Limestone and brick from old courthouse were used in this, the fourth one built since county's creation in 1836. Used as hospital after 1902 cyclone. A 1942 storm tore off central clock tower. Enlarged in 1964. . . . — Map (db m132435) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 2205 — Goliad Lodge No. 94 A.F. & A.M.
First met on Aug. 18, 1851. Chartered Jan. 24, 1852. First Worshipful Master was A. H. Biscoe. All meetings have been held in this rubble stone building since it was erected in 1854. Post office and city hall occupied the first floor for many years. . . . — Map (db m132547) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 18524 — Goliad Memorial Auditorium
Completed in 1937, the Goliad Memorial Auditorium was built to commemorate the Texas Centennial. The 43rd State Legislature allocated $3 million for the centennial and the 44th Legislature created the commission of control for the Texas Centennial . . . — Map (db m132014) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 2686 — J. W. Fannin
(South Side of Monument) Erected In Memory of J. W. Fannin and his Comrades in Arms April A.D. 1885 Fannin (East Side of Monument) Massacred March 27, A.D. 1836 (North Side of . . . — Map (db m132546) HM WM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 20155 — John Mason Brewer — (March 24, 1896 - January 24, 1975)
Distinguished African American scholar and writer, John Mason Brewer, preserved African American culture with his literary and historical work in the 20th century. Born on March 24, 1896, in Goliad, Brewer's parents, J.H. and Minnie T. Brewer, . . . — Map (db m132545) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 3217 — Market House Museum
Site was dedicated to public use by City Ordinance No. 28, on Aug. 30, 1853. About 1871, market with 12 x 24-ft. stalls was put up at cost of $550, and rented to sellers of meat and produce. In 1886 this became firehouse, with a meeting hall . . . — Map (db m132241) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 3408 — Mission Nuestra Senora Del Espiritu Santo De Zuniga — Mission of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit of Zuniga
Founded in 1722 by the Aguayo Expedition on "La Bahia del Espiritu Santo" (the Bay of the Holy Spirit), present Lavaca Bay. This mission reflects its former site in the popular name, "La Bahia". Its formal name (in part) honored Baltasar de Zuniga, . . . — Map (db m116299) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 3399 — Mission Nuestra Senora del Rosario — (Mission Our Lady of the Rosary)
Founded in 1754 for the Cujane Indians. Capt. Manuel Ramirez de la Piszina, commander of nearby Presidio la Bahia, named this mission for his parish church in Spain, and Fray Juan Dios Camberos ministered to the first converts here. The Indians were . . . — Map (db m132016) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — Replica of Texas Independence Flagpole
Displays a replica of banner unfurled Dec. 20, 1835, at signing of Declaration of Independence of Texas from tyranny of Santa Anna's regime in Mexico. That declaration, drafted by staunch early patriots Philip Dimitt and Ira Ingram, and signed by 92 . . . — Map (db m132434) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 5083 — St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Begun as a mission, 1861, by the Very Rev. W. R. Richardson, Dean of St. Mark's, San Antonio. R. P. Wilkinson donated site. Church was built 1882, consecrated in 1885 by the Rt. Rev. R. W. Elliott, first bishop of Western Texas. Elevated to parish . . . — Map (db m132239) HM
Texas (Goliad County), Goliad — 2202 — The Goliad Advance-Guard
The "Goliad Advance-Guard" was created by the merger of two newspapers. The "Guard" began in 1867, when Richard Wayne Davis bought the "Intelligencer" and changed its name. His son, R. T. Davis, published the paper from 1871 until 1892. A young . . . — Map (db m132548) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Belmont — 17932 — William B. Fleming
Born in Lumpkin County, Georgia, in 1830, William B. Fleming came to Texas before 1850 where he enlisted in Company C of the Texas Rangers Mounted Volunteers and later the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After the war, Fleming moved to . . . — Map (db m128145) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Cost — 1224 — Dikes Family Cemetery
Established about 1850 by Miles G. Dikes (1804-1872). An original member of DeWitt Colony, Dikes emigrated from Georgia in 1829. In 1839 , married Eady Hodges (1810-1868). First known burial, in 1859, was Dikes' son, Lovic. Cemetery contains 20 . . . — Map (db m128147) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Cost — 1867 — First Shot of the Texas Revolution
One and one-half mile from here the first shot of the Texas Revolution was fired from a small cannon by Texans under the command of Col. John H. Moore October 2, 1835 — Map (db m128146) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Cost — 2459 — Here was Fired First Gun for Texas Independence
Here was fired first gun for Texas Independence. Oct. 2, 1835 Erected by the children of Gonzales city schools. Apr. 21, 1903 — Map (db m118444) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Cost — 13546 — Site of Cost School
In the 1890s, children of families living in the Cost community, originally known as Oso, attended area schools that were part of the White School District No. 38 and County School District No. 38-1/2 to the east. By 1903, the county built the Cost . . . — Map (db m128148) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Cost — 1866 — Site of the First Shot of the Texas Revolution
Near here on October 2, 1835 was fired the first shot of the Texas Revolution of 1835-36 - the shot heard round the world. At Gonzales the Texans defied the Mexican government and refused their demand for the Gonzales cannon with the "Come and Take . . . — Map (db m118445) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 1221 — 1834 Homesite of Capt. and Mrs. Almaron Dickinson
Site of the home to which two of the survivors of the Alamo returned, March 13, 1836. Susanna Dickinson, with her infant daughter, brought news of fall of Alamo into Mexican hands (March 6) and of the death of its heroic defenders from Gonzales, . . . — Map (db m128171) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 690 — Campsite Marking Start of San Jacinto Campaign
On March 11, 1836, Sam Houston, leader of Texas Revolutionary Forces, arrived here to organize the second volunteer army. On March 13, he heard of the massacre of Alamo defenders and that the Mexican army was advancing toward Gonzales. He . . . — Map (db m128172) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 795 — Central Square
Green DeWitt in 1825 appointed James Kerr to select and survey the capital for DeWitt's Mexican land grant colony. Kerr named the capital Gonzales for Don Rafael Gonzales, Governor of Coahuila and Texas. This was central square in 49-block . . . — Map (db m128166) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 853 — Church Square
This block of the inner town of Gonzales was set aside in original plans of surveyor James Kerr for religious uses. Kerr's plans were approved by Don Rafael Gonzales the Provisional Governor of Coahuila and Texas. This block is still used for . . . — Map (db m128168) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 2214 — Gonzales Cannon
On this site September 29, 1835 the Mexican government troops demanded the return of the Gonzales cannon. After two days delay, awaiting recruits, the colonists answered, "Come and Take It." — Map (db m128151) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 2215 — Gonzales Cannon Burial Site
On this site September 29, 1835 the Gonzales cannon was buried from the 150 Mexican Dragoons sent to demand it. Two days later it was mounted on ox-cart wheels, loaded with chains and scrap iron, and fired at the Mexican Army, the . . . — Map (db m128170) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 2220 — Gonzales Memorial Museum and Amphitheatre
The commission created by the Texas Legislature in 1935 to oversee Texas' centennial joined with the Public Works Administration to build a memorial to Texas Revolution events in Gonzales. The memorial includes a museum, amphitheatre and reflecting . . . — Map (db m128176) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 12837 — Green Dewitt Cemetery
Green (1787-1835) and Sarah (Seely) (1789-1854) Dewitt moved their family from Missouri to Texas in 1826 after he successfully petitioned the Mexican government for an Empresario Grant to settle 400 Anglo-Americans on lands southwest of Stephen F. . . . — Map (db m128149) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 2710 — Jail Square
First mapped in 1825 as "Market Square," but had become "Jail Square" prior to 1836 when Gonzales was burned by order of Gen. San Houston to prevent buildings and supplies falling into possession of oncoming enemy, Gen. Santa Anna. — Map (db m128167) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 4045 — Plaza
Gonzales town tract of 4 square leagues had 49 squares in inner city - 7 of these squares for public use. This one was for municipal buildings, but became plaza. Now called Texas Heroes Square, in honor of all Gonzales men who fought in the . . . — Map (db m128169) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 4367 — Route of Gen. Sam Houston — to San Jacinto
Stricken with news of the fall of the Alamo and threatened by a massive Mexican army, Sam Houston gathered the nucleus of a Texan army here, issued orders to burn this town (to hinder the Mexicans) and marched east, March 13, 1836. He won Victory at . . . — Map (db m128177) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 4503 — Sam Houston Oak
1/8 mile north is Sam Houston Oak where General Sam Houston established his headquarters camp March 13, 1836 after burning the town of Gonzales Under this oak his small army was joined by many volunteers from the eastern . . . — Map (db m128178) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 4571 — Santa Anna Mound
Extending from this point one-quarter mile west is Santa Anna Mound formerly De Witt Mound now site De Witt Family Cemetery. Here Mexican troops camped between September 29 and October 1, 1835, awaiting delivery of the Gonzales . . . — Map (db m128152) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 1215 — Sarah Seely De Witt
Who with her daughter Evaline made the first battle flag of Texas used by the colonists in the Battle of Gonzales, October 2, 1835 Born in Virginia, 1789 came to Texas in 1826 with her husband Green De Witt, Empresario, and their . . . — Map (db m128150) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 2634 — Site of Indian Fort
An Indian raid July 2, 1826, left one Gonzales settler dead, another shot, homes plundered. Settlers fled to Burnham Station on the Colorado, or moved to Lavaca River. In 1827 DeWitt's colonists were ordered back here. On this lot they built a . . . — Map (db m128173) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 2624 — The Immortal 32
In Memory of the Immortal 32 Gonzales men and boys who, on March 1, 1836 fought their way into the beleaguered Alamo to die with Colonel William B. Travis for the Liberty of Texas. They were the last and only reinforcements to arrive in answer to . . . — Map (db m128175) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 5894 — Women of the Confederacy
To the Women of the Confederacy whose hearts bled, whose hands healed, whose pride was crucified, yet who were never conquered by the bitterness of war nor the devastation of the Reconstruction. To their glorious memory . . . — Map (db m128349) WM
Texas (Grimes County), Anderson — 8562 — Anderson Baptist Church
Organized November 11, 1844. Baptist General Convention of Texas organized here in 1848. Twenty-three of Texas' thirty-four Baptist churches were represented. Present building was constructed with native rock by slave labor and finished in 1855. . . . — Map (db m128637) HM
Texas (Grimes County), Anderson — 8573 — Fanthorp Inn
Built in 1834 by Henry Fanthorp as a home for his bride, Rachel Kennard. Enlarged for hotel purpose. Served as first mercantile establishment and first post office (1835) in the region. Here Kenneth Lewis Anderson, Vice-President of the Republic of . . . — Map (db m118940) HM
Texas (Grimes County), Anderson — 18060 — Kenneth Lewis Anderson
Front: Erected by the State of Texas in memory of Kenneth Lewis Anderson Born in Hillsboro, North Carolina, Sept. 11, 1805 District Judge, Speaker of the House of the Sixth Congress and last Vice President of the Republic of Texas . . . — Map (db m118937) HM
Texas (Grimes County), Anderson — La Bahia Road — Upper Coushatta Trace
This short stretch of road is the last remaining local portion of two very important early Texas roads. La Bahia Road (early 1700's) was an old Spanish military road that forked southwesterly from the Old San Antonio Road west of Nacogdoches, to . . . — Map (db m118974) HM
Texas (Grimes County), Anderson — 8594 — Michael Moore Kennard — (July 27, 1809 - July 7, 1895)
Born in Tennessee. In 1828 he and family joined Robertson's Colony, bound for Texas. Arrived in 1830, probably having stopped to "make a crop" along the way. Lived in present Grimes County; was granted a third of a league of land in Robertson's . . . — Map (db m118939) HM
Texas (Grimes County), Anderson — 8599 — Veterans Memorial
Front: In memory of Colonel Benjamin Fort Smith, Dr. Robert C. Neblett, Veterans of The War of 1812 Colonel Benjamin F. Smith Veteran of the Black Hawk War, 1832 Jared E. Groce, Joshua Hadley William Robinson, delegates to the . . . — Map (db m118943) HM
Texas (Grimes County), Navasota — 8592 — Primus Kelly
A faithful Negro slave. Came to nearby Courtney, Grimes County in 1851 with his master, John W. S. West from North Carolina. West was a prominent and wealthy pioneer planter and landowner. At the outbreak of the Civil War, West sent Kelly "to . . . — Map (db m119574) HM
Texas (Grimes County), Plantersville — 16757 — Blackberry Community
Settlers mostly from the Lower South (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia) settled this part of Grimes County near John's Creek. By the late 19th century, Blackberry became a largely African-American settlement. Most families raised livestock . . . — Map (db m128635) HM
Texas (Grimes County), Plantersville — 12792 — St. Mary's Catholic Church
The first recorded visit of a Catholic priest to Plantersville occurred in the summer of 1860. Infrequent worship services subsequently were held at the home of James Kelly Markey until the first church building was constructed in 1873. An . . . — Map (db m128636) HM
Texas (Guadalupe County), Seguin — 336 — Battleground Prairie
Where 80 volunteers commanded by General Edward Burleson defeated Vicente Cordova and 75 Mexicans, Indians and Negroes, March 29, 1839, and drove them from Texas, ending the "Cordova Rebellion." 25 of the enemy were killed. Many volunteers were . . . — Map (db m128126) HM
Texas (Guadalupe County), Seguin — 962 — Colonel John Ireland
Marker Front: Home Town of Texas Confederate Colonel John Ireland Delegate to Secession Convention 1861. Joined army as private. Won laurels in that most brilliant wartime effort - the defense of the 800-mile Texas coast in September . . . — Map (db m128121) HM
Texas (Guadalupe County), Seguin — 2297 — Guadalupe County
Formed from Gonzales and Bexar counties Created March 30, 1846. Organized July 13,1846 Named for the Guadalupe River to which this name was given by Alonso De Leon in 1689 Seguin, the county seat named in honor of Juan Nepomuceno . . . — Map (db m128120) HM
Texas (Guadalupe County), Seguin — 2298 — Guadalupe County, C.S.A.
Marker Front: Two local companies of volunteers were with Ben McCulloch in San Antonio, Feb. 16, 1861 when U.S. Arsenal was surrounded by Texans and surrender demanded. An encounter in a charged atmosphere which could have become the first . . . — Map (db m128122) HM
Texas (Guadalupe County), Seguin — 2875 — Juan Nepomuceno Seguin — (1806-1890)
Born in San Fernando de Bexar (San Antonio), son of Erasmo Seguin, whose ancestors came to America about 1700. Juan N. Seguin and his father in 1834 rallied fellow Texans against dictator Santa Anna. Young Juan Seguin raised Mexican-Texan troops, . . . — Map (db m128124) HM
Texas (Guadalupe County), Seguin — 5264 — Texas Lutheran College
The first German Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Texas authorized the establishment of a college in Brenham in 1890. Directed by the Rev. G. Langner, the Evangelical Lutheran College of Brenham opened in September 1891. Modeled after the European . . . — Map (db m130093) HM
Texas (Guadalupe County), Seguin — 5490 — Tiemann School
Named for Theodore Tiemann, who sold one acre of land to the county school district for $5.00, Tiemann School provided educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities for citizens in this area. Beginning in 1903 as a one-room, one-teacher . . . — Map (db m128125) HM
Texas (Harris County), Bellaire — 10788 — Teas Nursery Company
Teas Nursery Company traces its history to 1843, when John C. Teas (1827-1907) began selling apples out of his back yard in Indiana. After moving the business to Missouri in 1868, Teas became a nationally prominent horticulturist. In 1908 his . . . — Map (db m125890) HM
Texas (Harris County), Hockley — 10726 — Samuel McCarley Homesite — Texas Army Camp - April 15, 1836
Samuel McCarley (1775-1838), his wife Celia (1794-1873), and their ten children settled near here on Spring Creek in 1831. By 1836 the McCarley home was located on a well-traveled road linking Washington-on-the-Brazos (30 mi. NW) with Harrisburg (40 . . . — Map (db m140284) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10648 — 1928 Democratic National Convention
Due to the efforts of businessman Jesse H. Jones, the Democratic National Committee chose Houston as the site of the 1928 Democratic National Convention. Located on this site, the 20,000-seat Sam Houston Hall was completed in 64 days at a cost of . . . — Map (db m116847) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — Alexander Hodge
Erected in 1908 by Lady Washington Chapter D.A.R. in memory of Alexander Hodge one of Marion's Men Born in Pennsylvania, 1760 Died in Texas, 1836 A hero of two Republics — Map (db m116858) WM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15812 — Anson Jones — (January 20, 1798 - January 9, 1858)
Anson Jones was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He earned his M.D. degree in Philadelphia in 1827; by October 1833, Jones had moved to Texas, establishing a successful medical practice in Brazoria. In 1835, he helped organize Holland Lodge . . . — Map (db m122935) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10597 — Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
The emancipation of slaves was heralded by federal officials in Galveston on June 19, 1865. Antioch became Houston's first African American Baptist Church when organized by nine former area slaves in 1866. Their first sanctuary, built nearby in . . . — Map (db m116554) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10718 — Archibald S. Lewis
A member of Captain Benjamin F. Bryant's company at San Jacinto Died in Houston December 3, 1839 — Map (db m129913) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15920 — Archibald Wynns — (December 25, 1807 - August 21, 1859)
Archibald Wynns was born in Henry County, Tennessee to Thomas Henry and Winniford (Outlaw) Wynns. Archibald married Martha Elizabeth Edmunds in January 1836, and the couple soon set out for Texas. The Wynns constructed their first home on the corner . . . — Map (db m123010) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 18938 — Astrodome
Judge Roy Hofheinz envisioned the world's first air-conditioned fully enclosed multi-purpose stadium by 1960. Officially named the Harris County Domed Stadium, ground was broken for the home of Major League Baseball's Houston Colt .45s on January 3, . . . — Map (db m119849) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 12435 — Belle Sherman Kendall
The daughter of Texas Revolutionary War general Sidney Sherman and Catherine Isabell (Cox), Belle Sherman (1847-1919) was born in Harrisburg and married William E. Kendall in 1867. After making Houston her home in 1878, Belle S. Kendall became a . . . — Map (db m123014) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10618 — Caspar Braun — (March 16, 1822 - October 14, 1880)
A native of Germany, Caspar Braun was educated in Switzerland. A physician and teacher as well as a Lutheran clergyman, he was sent to Pennsylvania as a missionary in 1847. He arrived in Houston in 1850. The following year he organized the first . . . — Map (db m123015) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15715 — Charlotte Marie Baldwin Allen — (July 14, 1805 - August 3, 1895)
Considered by many as the "Mother of Houston," Charlotte Marie Baldwin Allen was a leader in Houston during a time when women had few rights and fewer opportunities. She was born in Onondaga County, New York, and was the daughter of Elizabeth . . . — Map (db m122984) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10631 — Christ Church Cathedral
The second Episcopal parish in the Republic of Texas. Led by a missionary of the Episcopal Church in the United States, the Rev. R.M. Chapman, and by an early Houstonian, Col. William Fairfax Gray, thirty-nine men came together on March 16, 1839, to . . . — Map (db m116547) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10790 — Colonel B.F. Terry — February 18, 1821 - December 17, 1861
(front) Native of Kentucky. Came to Texas, 1831. Member Secession Convention. Commanded reinforcements of State troops sent to Rio Grande for the capture of Federal Army property at Fort Brown. Went to Virginia hoping to be in first battle . . . — Map (db m122936) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10673 — Darius Gregg — (Nov. 8, 1804 - Mar. 28, 1870)
Born in Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky. Arrived in Texas, 1827. Received land grant in Austin's second colony, 1831. Fought (Oct.-Dec. 1835) in Siege of Bexar, including the Grass Fight (Nov. 26). Married Susan . . . — Map (db m123022) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15726 — David Finney Stuart, M.D. — (August 15, 1833 - September 8, 1909)
David Finney Stuart was born in Brooke County, Western Virginia, to William and Mary Cummins Stuart. Upon the death of his parents, Stuart moved to Texas to live with his sister Elizabeth, wife of the Rev. Dr. James Weston Miller. A brother-in-law, . . . — Map (db m122989) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10674 — David Grieves
A member of Captain Henry Teal's company at San Jacinto Born in Scotland Died in Houston June 15, 1837 — Map (db m129968) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10754 — David Porter Richardson
Private secretary of President Sam Houston Died at Houston August 12, 1837 — Map (db m129868) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10671 — Edwin Fairfax Gray
. . . — Map (db m123012) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10742 — Eli Noland
In Captain William S. Fisher's company at San Jacinto Born in Ohio in 1804 Died in Houston, December 17, 1841 — Map (db m129948) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 14925 — Ellis Benson
Ellis Benson (1813-1896), a veteran of the Texas Revolution and participant in the Battle of San Jacinto, was born in Vermont. Before immigrating to Texas, he fought in the Black Hawk War (1832) in Illinois. By 1835, Benson was in New Orleans, where . . . — Map (db m122987) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 11965 — Eugene Thomas Heiner — (August 20, 1852 - April 26, 1901)
Born in New York City to German immigrants Nicholas and Margaretta Heiner, Eugene Thomas Heiner apprenticed himself to a Chicago architect when he was thirteen years old and later completed his training in Berlin, Germany. Heiner became a draftsman . . . — Map (db m122983) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10775 — Fielding G. Secrest
Served in Captain Henry W. Karnes' company of Cavalry at San Jacinto. Died in Houston, June 1, 1840 His wife Eliza Sneed Secrest Died in 1839 — Map (db m129952) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 12912 — First Evangelical Church
On July 1, 1851, a group led by the Rev. Caspar Messon Braun (1822-1880) founded the Erste Deutsche Evangelische Lutherische Kirche, or First German Evangelical Lutheran Church. The State of Texas issued the church's charter in September of that . . . — Map (db m119857) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15922 — First United Methodist Church of Houston
The foundation of Methodism in Houston began in 1837, when missionaries Martin Ruter and Littleton Fowler established a Sunday School Society. On April 14, 1839, the Rev. Jesse Hord received 14 members by transfer of letter, establishing the . . . — Map (db m116552) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — Founding of Harris County
In December 1835, near the beginning of the Texas Revolution, the new Provisional Government of Texas defined the boundary of the Municipality of Harrisburg, similar to the extent of Harris County today. Its largest town and seat of government was . . . — Map (db m119465) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10590 — George Allen — (April 12, 1812 - June 5, 1854)
Texas War for Independence soldier; served also in Somervell Expedition against aggressors in Republic of Texas. Born in New York state. Came to Texas in 1830s. Settled 1838 in Houston, to help his brothers, Augustus C. and John Kirby Allen, . . . — Map (db m129875) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 13710 — Gustav August Forsgard
Gustav (Gustaf, Gustave) August Samuelson (1832-1919) was one of 13 children born to Johannes Samuelson and Anna Petersdotter of Forserum, Sweden. At the age of 16, he emigrated from Sweden, arriving in Houston with a group of other Scandinavians on . . . — Map (db m122988) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10688 — Harvey Homan
Came to Texas in January, 1836 Fought at San Jacinto in Captain Richard Roman's company Born in Kentucky, 1806 Died in Houston July, 1846 — Map (db m129949) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10796 — Henry Livingston Thompson
Commodore of the Texan Navy Died in Houston, Nov. 1, 1837 "The funeral of the late Commodore Thompson took place on the morning of Thursday last. His remains were followed to the grave by the largest and most respectable . . . — Map (db m129917) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10787 — Horace Dickinson Taylor — (1821-1890)
At the age of 17 Horace Dickinson Taylor left his native Massachusetts with his brother, Edward, after the sudden death of their parents. They settled in Independence, Texas, in 1838, and in 1848 the Taylor brothers moved to Houston where they . . . — Map (db m116812) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10691 — Houston Bar Association
Members of the legal profession began practicing in Houston in 1837, one year after Texas gained its independence from Mexico and became a Republic. The earliest evidence of organization among the city's attorneys dates to 1870, when the original . . . — Map (db m116548) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15714 — Houston Cemetery Company
The Houston Cemetery Company was one of several chartered and private associations promoted by Houston business leaders for the purpose of effecting civic, cultural and economic improvements following the Civil War. Houston Cemetery Company was . . . — Map (db m122956) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10695 — Houston Heights
Representatives of the American Loan and Trust Company of Omaha, Nebraska, came to Houston in 1890 to scout locations for land development. Under the leadership of O.M. Carter, D.D. Cooley, and others, company directors purchased 1,756 acres of land . . . — Map (db m122957) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10697 — Houston Light Guard Armory
Designed by noted Houston architect Alfred C. Finn, the Armory was constructed in 1925 to replace an 1892 building that had become obsolete. Finn detailed the building to suggest a late renaissance period neo-Gothic English masonry, represented by . . . — Map (db m119860) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10720 — Irvin Capers Lord
South Carolina native Irvin Capers Lord (1827-1914) came to Houston with his family in 1854. A machinist by trade, he was co-owner of Lord and Richardson's Eagle Iron Works. In 1858 he was elected alderman, representing the First Ward until 1863 . . . — Map (db m123013) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 14605 — Jacob Maybee
Came to Texas in 1835 A member of Captain William S. Fisher's company at San Jacinto Died at Houston February 8, 1838 — Map (db m129955) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10634 — James Collinsworth
(Front) Born in Tennessee, 1806. Drowned in Galveston, July 11, 1839, and his remains brought by boat up Buffalo Bayou to Houston His remains interred in this cemetery under the auspices of Temple Lodge No. 4. First . . . — Map (db m129870) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 18498 — James Robert Cade — (June 15, 1845 - November 5, 1912)
Born in England in 1845, James Robert Cade immigrated to the United States in mid-1869, arriving in Harrisburg, Texas, in 1873 with his new bride, Annie Mortimer, also of English descent. James Robert previously trained in England as a railroad . . . — Map (db m123020) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 18533 — James S. and Alfred T. Lucas
James Sherwood Lucas (1836-1888) and his son Alfred T. Lucas (1863-1922) immigrated to the United States and became influential brick masons and contractors who helped develop the city of Houston. James Lucas was born in Nottingham, England, to . . . — Map (db m122992) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10602 — Jethro Russell Bancroft
Came to Texas in 1830 Served in Captain Thomas H. McIntire's company at San Jacinto Died January 7, 1848 — Map (db m129969) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — John Austin Wharton
(Front:) Erected by the State of Texas to the memory of John Austin Wharton Born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1806 Died at Houston, Texas December 17, 1838 (Rear:) Member of the General Council of the . . . — Map (db m129972) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10629 — John Cheevers
Came to Texas in 1829 Died in Houston in 1846 Participated in the Battle of San Jacinto as a member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's company — Map (db m129919) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10594 — John Kirby Allen
(Front) Born in Canasareaugh, New York 1810. Came to Texas in 1832. Died in Houston August 18, 1838 (Rear) John K. Allen was a member of the first Congress of the Republic (1836-1837) from Nacog- doches County. . . . — Map (db m129873) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10753 — John R. Reid
. . . — Map (db m129871) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10755 — John Richardson
Came to Texas, 1834. In Captain James Gillaspie's company at San Jacinto Died in Houston, May 25, 1840 — Map (db m129918) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10799 — John Viven
A member of Captain William Wood's company at San Jacinto Died in Houston, October 26, 1856 — Map (db m129912) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10737 — John W. Moore
Opposed Bradburn at Anahuac 1832. Member of the Consul- tation at San Felipe in 1835. Signer of the Declaration of Independence, 1836. First sheriff of Harris County, 1837 to 1840. City alderman in Houston, 1840. Married to Eliza . . . — Map (db m129910) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10655 — Joseph Ehlinger
Born in Alsace, France 1792 Died in Houston, Texas 1845 Served in Captain William J. E. Heard's company at San Jacinto — Map (db m129911) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10736 — Major Isaac N. Moreland
Born in Georgia. Came to Texas in 1834. Storming of Bexar, 1835. Commanded the artillery at San Jacinto. Made Major, July 20, 1836. Law partner of David G. Burnet, 1837. Died June 7, 1840 while Chief Justice of Harris County. Buried . . . — Map (db m129950) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 16770 — Maurice Joseph Sullivan — (June 21, 1884 - December 15, 1961)
Maurice J. Sullivan, son of Maurice and Margaret (Fitzsimons) Sullivan, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Detroit College (1901-1903) and studied structural and civil engineering at the University of Michigan (1904-1906). While . . . — Map (db m125881) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10729 — Merchants and Manufacturers Building
This building was constructed to house the activities of Houston's merchants and manufacturers during the post-World War I economic boom. Its location provided access to water, rail, and truck transportation of goods. Completed in 1930, the M & M . . . — Map (db m119467) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10619 — Moses W. Brigham
A member of Captain Amasa Turner's company Battle of San Jacinto Died in Houston 1854 — Map (db m129953) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10716 — Mrs. Rebecca Lamar — In Memory of
Widow of John Lamar and mother of Mirabeau B. Lamar Died at "Oak Grove" in Houston July 26, 1839 — Map (db m129865) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10630 — Nichols-Rice-Cherry House
Greek Revival house built 1850 by Gen. Ebenezer Nichols at Congress and San Jacinto streets, sold to Wm. M. Rice, a philanthropist, 1856. Bought by Mrs. E. R. Cherry, 1897, with $25 bid on front door; moved by her to 806 Fargo. Later moved here and . . . — Map (db m116857) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10604 — Robert Barr
San Jacinto veteran. Postmaster General of the Republic under Houston and Lamar. Born in Urbana, Ohio in 1802. Died in Houston, Texas at 9 a.m. October 11, 1839, of yellow fever. Buried under the auspices of the Masonic and . . . — Map (db m129915) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10732 — Robert W. Montgomery
A member of Captain Henry Teal's company of Regulars at San Jacinto Died in Houston June, 1837 — Map (db m129970) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10773 — San Jacinto High School
South End Junior High School opened its doors in 1914 with 750 students in an impressive classical revival style structure built here in 1913. South End Junior High became a senior high school in 1923, and in 1926 its name was changed to San Jacinto . . . — Map (db m119852) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — Site of Capitol of the Republic of Texas — 1837-38-39 & 42
Commemorating days when after her glorious struggle Texas stood an independent nation. — Map (db m116809) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10635 — Site of Confederate Prison Compound
Before 1861, site of warehouse serving Buffalo Bayou shipping. At times during 1861-65, the building here housed prisoners of war. In Jan. 1863 it held 350 Federals captured by Houston-based Confederate army of Gen. John B. Magruder. The city also . . . — Map (db m119862) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — Site of General Sam Houston House
Site of house where General Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas lived, 1837-1838 — Map (db m116844) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — Site of Home of President Sam Houston
Site of Home of President Sam Houston of the Republic of Texas 1837-9 — Map (db m116845) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — Site of the National Women's Conference — November 18 - 21, 1977
The Sam Houston Coliseum, now the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, was the site of the first National Women's Conference held on November 18th through 21st, 1977. It was the largest political conference of women in the United States since the . . . — Map (db m117295) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15955 — Site of the Organization of Lady Washington Chapter, NSDAR
The Lady Washington Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was organized on November 14, 1899, when 10 of the original 17 organizing members met in the western parlor of the Capitol Hotel (later known as the . . . — Map (db m116808) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 13592 — St. Joseph Hospital
St. Joseph Hospital, Houston’s first general hospital, opened in 1887 as St. Joseph’s Infirmary. Six sisters from the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, who came to Houston from St. Mary’s Infirmary in Galveston, . . . — Map (db m117464) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 11951 — The Garden Club of Houston
In 1924, seven friends who lived near the newly constructed Museum of Fine Arts formed the Garden Club of Houston. They planned to study horticulture, experiment with new plants and further the beautification of the city of Houston. From this small . . . — Map (db m125880) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 11973 — The Rev. William M. Tryon — (March 10, 1809 - November 16, 1847)
William Milton Tryon of New York City lost his father at the age of 9. At 17, young William was baptized. He and his mother moved to Georgia in 1832 where William was licensed to preach. He attended the Mercer Institute and was ordained as a . . . — Map (db m122994) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10689 — Thomas William House — (March 4, 1814 - January 17, 1880)
A native of Stoke St. Gregory in Somersetshire, England, T.W. House emigrated to the United States in May 1835. A baker by trade, he soon was employed by the St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans. By 1838 he had moved to Houston and established the . . . — Map (db m116813) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 11952 — Thomas William House, Jr. — (1846-1923)
T. W. House, Jr., was the third of eight children born to Thomas William (1814-1880) and Mary Elizabeth (Shearn) (1822-1870) House. T.W. House, Sr., was an English immigrant who established the T.W. House Bank in 1838 and became mayor of Houston in . . . — Map (db m116848) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 18068 — Washington Cemetery
The Deutsche Gesellschaft von Houston, founded in 1875, established the German Society Cemetery in February 1887 by purchasing this property, then located outside the city limits, from the heirs of John Lawrence and Thomas Hart. Twelve-space . . . — Map (db m122929) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10785 — William C. Swearingen
Born in Kentucky. Arrived at Velasco, January 28, 1836 on the schooner Pennsylvania to fight for the freedom of Texas. A member of Captain Amasa Turner's company at San Jacinto. Died in Houston, December 24, 1839 "Kiss William . . . — Map (db m129971) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10652 — William Daniel Durham
Born in England in 1814 Participated in the capture of Bexar, December 5th to 10th, 1835. Served in Captain William J. E. Heard's company at San Jacinto and was Second Lieutenant in the Milam Guards when he died at Houston, Aug- . . . — Map (db m129916) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15757 — William Gammell — (October 18, 1812 - April 10, 1869)
William Gammell was born in Ayshire, Scotland. He and his parents immigrated to the United States, settling in Lowell, Massachusetts. Gammell arrived in Texas during the spring of 1836, where he enlisted in the Texian Army on April 5. He served in . . . — Map (db m122985) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10668 — William Gammell
Born in Scotland. Fought at San Jacinto in Captain A. H. Wyly's company. Died in Houston, April 10, 1869 and was buried here. His widow Jane McDaniel Gammell Died November 11, 1908 and was buried in the Glenwood . . . — Map (db m129951) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10783 — William S. Stilwell
A Private in Captain Isaac N. Moreland's company of Artillery at San Jacinto. Appointed Captain, December 26, 1836. Born in New York 1809. Died in Houston September 12, 1837 "Died in this city, on the 12th inst., suddenly, . . . — Map (db m129954) HM
Texas (Harris County), Humble — 10662 — First United Methodist Church of Humble
Founded in 1886, Humble was an oil boom town in 1907 when the Rev. J. T. Browning of Houston began conducting Methodist worship services for residents of the area. The services were first held in a building that had housed a bottle factory. In 1908, . . . — Map (db m122931) HM
Texas (Harris County), Humble — 20025 — Humble Independent School District
The roots of education in the Humble area started in 1873 when Joseph W. Dunman (1824-1903), son of early Humble settler Joseph Dunman, opened Joe Dunman's schoolhouse for local children. In 1884, Common School District No. 28 was established but . . . — Map (db m133798) HM
Texas (Harris County), Humble — Joseph Dunman
Joseph Dunman Republic of Texas Early Humble Pioneer Born 1794 Louisiana Died 3 April 1859 Harris County Texas Born in Louisiana in 1794, Joseph Dunman served as a private in De clouet's Regiment in the Louisiana Militia during the . . . — Map (db m123003) HM
Texas (Harris County), Humble — Pangburn Building
This structure was erected in 1914 by William R. (Bill) Pangburn. He made his own cement bricks using San Jacinto River sand hauled by horse and wagon. The building has housed a drygood store, drug store, post office, cafe, dance hall and a variety . . . — Map (db m122999) HM
Texas (Harris County), Humble — Trees of Knowledge
These two trees were grown from acorns in slop jars, by Uncle Dick Hatcher. He planted them not long after the courthouse was built in 1928. They received their name from Judge Wise's habit of using the benches beneath the trees to sit on while . . . — Map (db m123001) HM
Texas (Harris County), Klein — 12740 — Catherine Wunderlich
Maria Katherina (Catherine) Hofius immigrated to Texas in 1852 from her native Prussia at the age of 21. She settled in this part of Harris County, populated by numerous German families, and married Peter Wunderlich soon after her arrival. Widowed . . . — Map (db m136068) HM
Texas (Harris County), Klein — 12869 — Kohrville Community
In the 1870s, former slaves from Alabama and Mississippi settled on Cypress Creek, near a store owned by German immigrants Paulin and Agnes Kohrmann. The Kohrville Community, centered on farming, ranching and lumber industries, offered schools for . . . — Map (db m136067) HM
Texas (Harris County), Klein — Peter Wunderlich Home
Peter and Sophie Krimmel Wunderlich built this original home in 1891. Peter was the son of Johann Peter Wunderlich, the first German Wunderlich to settle in Texas. This house is made of pine lumber without knots and came from the Jacob Strack . . . — Map (db m136075) HM
Texas (Harris County), Klein — 10714 — The Klein Community
A farming community developed in this area after a group of German immigrants settled on the banks of Cypress Creek in 1845. The settlement was later named for Adam Klein, who left Germany in 1849 and joined the California Gold Rush before moving . . . — Map (db m136070) HM
Texas (Harris County), Klein — 10794 — Theis (Theiss) Family
Among the first German settlers in northwest Harris County was Johann Heinrich Theis (b. 1800), who arrived in 1846 with his wife Katherina (Benner) (b. 1804) and their four children. The following year, Johann acquired 200 acres of land in the . . . — Map (db m136072) HM
Texas (Harris County), Klein — 10798 — Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery
A number of German immigrants settled in this area in the 1840s. The community first called Big Cypress was later renamed in honor of pioneer settler Adam Klein. Trinity Lutheran Cemetery serves as a reflection of the German heritage of this part of . . . — Map (db m136071) HM
Texas (Harris County), Klein — 10807 — Wunderlich Farm
J. Peter Wunderlich (1828-1864) migrated from Germany to Texas in 1852. He married Maria Hofius and in 1854 bought 120 acres of farmland in Klein in north Harris County. Peter was killed in 1864 at a gunpowder mill he helped operate during the Civil . . . — Map (db m136066) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 8 — Advance Under Gen'l Rusk
No 8 Advance under Gen'l Rusk April 21, 1836 — Map (db m125965) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 17 — Almonte Captured
No 17 Almonte captured and greatest carnage of battle occurred. — Map (db m126842) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 7 — Burleson's Advance
No 7 Burleson's Advance Infantry April 21, 1836 — Map (db m125951) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 2 — Burleson's Camp
No 2 Burleson's Camp — Map (db m125964) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — Captain William Wood
Commanded (The Kentucky Volunteers) Company A, First Regiment at San Jacinto Died at Houston, June 7, 1854 Erected by The State of Texas Reverse: "It is my desire that my body be buried on the battle grounds of San Jacinto . . . — Map (db m126244) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 12 — Cavalry Skirmish
No 12 Cavalry Skirmish under Sherman day before battle — Map (db m125998) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — David Thomas
(Front) David Thomas Born in Tennessee in 1801 Died From an accidental wound April 30, 1836 at the home of Lorenzo DeZavala Erected by The State of Texas (Rear) Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence First . . . — Map (db m126262) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10805 — Freeman Wilkinson
A member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's company at San Jacinto. Died at Lynchburg in 1839 and was buried near his comrades who fell in battle. — Map (db m125926) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10 — Hockley's Advance
No 10 Hockley's Advance Artillery April 21, 1836 — Map (db m125952) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 19 — Houston Wounded
No 19 Houston wounded and horse killed under him during battle — Map (db m125956) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 4 — Lamar's Camp
No 4 Lamar's Camp — Map (db m125963) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — Lorenzo De Zavala
(Front) Lorenzo De Zavala Born October 3, 1789 Died De Zavala's Point Harrisburg County November 15, 1836 First Vice President of the Republic of Texas Erected by the State of Texas (Rear) Member of Consultation . . . — Map (db m126265) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 20043 — Lynch's Ferry — One Mile Northeast to Site of
A pioneer ferry of Texas under Mexico and the Republic. Established at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and the San Jacinto River, 1822, by Nathaniel Lynch, one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colonists. Usual charges at ferries like this . . . — Map (db m125910) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — Men who fought at San Jacinto and in Army of the Confederacy
Dedicated to the memory of the men who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and later fought in the Army of the Confederacy Andrew Jackson Berry, Henry P. Brewster, Sion Record Bostic, Moses Austin Bryan, Rev. Anderson Buffington, Thos. . . . — Map (db m126246) WM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 13 — Mexican Breastworks
No 13 Mexican Breastworks Cavalry Engagement Under Lamar April 21, 1836 — Map (db m125955) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 15 — Mexican Breastworks
No 15 Mexican Breastworks — Map (db m125999) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 14 — Mexican Cannon
No 14 Mexican Cannon — Map (db m126000) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10770 — Mexican Cavalry, Battle of San Jacinto
The Mexican Cavalry was on the left wing, Infantry and Artillery in the center behind a fortification of boxes and baggage, while the extreme right was far extended. — Map (db m125905) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 11 — Mexican Position
No 11 Mexican Position Apr 20, 1836 — Map (db m125953) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — Mexican Surrender
Many of the Mexican soldiers who escaped the initial bloodshed were taken prisoner. After the Texans won the battle, they continued chasing down and killing Mexican soldiers. Few were allowed to surrender in the immediate aftermath. However, . . . — Map (db m125954) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 9 — Millard's Advance
No 9 Millard's Advance Infantry April 21, 1836 — Map (db m125948) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 3 — Millard's Camp
No 3 Millard's Camp — Map (db m125962) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10651 — Peter Jefferson Duncan
Participated in the capture of San Antonio in 1835 and served in the army in 1836 Born in New York in 1799 Died in Harris County, Texas in 1870 — Map (db m126009) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — Roster Company No. 6
Roster Company No. 6 James Gillaspie Captain Matthew Finch 1st. Lieut. A. L. Harrison 2nd. Lieut. R. H. Chadduck 1st. Sgt. Privates G. Grosby - J. S. Darling - Fielding Dedrick W. L. Ellis - Hezekiah Faris - Wm. Ferrell Wm. . . . — Map (db m126245) WM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 16 — Santa Anna's Camp
No 16 Santa Anna's Camp — Map (db m126001) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 6 — Sherman's Advance
No 6 Sherman's Advance Left Wing Infantry April 21, 1836 — Map (db m125997) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 5 — Sherman's Camp
No 5 Sherman's Camp — Map (db m125967) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — The B. R. Brigham Monument
North Side: Two Days Before the Battle This morning we are in preparation to meet Santa Anna. It is the only chance of saving Texas. From time to time I have looked for reinforcements in vain: We will only have about seven hundred men to . . . — Map (db m126243) HM WM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10769 — Within A Few Minutes, Battle of San Jacinto Site
Within a few minutes the Battle of San Jacinto was over. According to General Houston's report 630 Mexicans lay dead on the field, 208 were wounded and 730 were taken prisoners. Money, arms and equipment were captured. The Texans had 9 killed and 30 . . . — Map (db m125906) HM

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