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By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
Santa Anna's Camp Marker
Austria, Land Salzburg, Salzburg — Mozarts Geburtshaus — Mozart's Birthplace
Marker Text in German: Mozarts Geburtshaus Mozart - Museum In diesem haus wurde W. A. Mozart am 27. Jδnner 1756 geboren Marker Text in English: Mozart's Birthplace Mozart Museum In this house, W. A. Mozart was . . . — Map (db m128670) HM
Czech Republic, Plzeňskύ (Okres Plzeň-město), Plzeň — Dνky, Ameriko! — Thank You America!
(Czech Column) Diky, Ameriko! Dne 6. Května 1945 město Plzeň bylo osvobozeno Americkou Armαdou (English Column) Thank You America! On May 6th 1945 the city of Plzeň was liberated . . . — Map (db m126920) WM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The First Settlement - 1635
Westward to the meetinghouse along the sunny slope of this ridge the settlers of Concord built their first dwellings. — Map (db m127419) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 8731 — Anderson County
Created March 24, 1846, from Houston County Organized July 13, 1846 with Palestine as the county seat Named in honor of Kenneth Lewis Anderson Vice-President of the Republic of Texas 1844-45 — Map (db m128942) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 8732 — Anderson County Courthouse
Created by the Texas Legislature on March 24, 1846, Anderson County was named for former Republic of Texas Vice President Kenneth L. Anderson. The first court in the new county was held in a log house at nearby Fort Houston in 1846. The first . . . — Map (db m128934) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 16925 — Col. Homer Garrison, Jr.
Born in Kickapoo (Anderson Co.) in 1901, Homer Garrison was the son of Mattie (Milam) and Homer Garrison, Sr. The family moved to Angelina County, where Homer, Sr. served as District Clerk. Homer, Jr. graduated from Lufkin High School and worked for . . . — Map (db m128944) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 16336 — Dr. Bonner Frizzell
Bonner Frizzell was born in the Pine Grove Community, near Athens, in 1882. He was the son of William Asachel and Frances Missouri (Knight) Frizzell. Bonner attended high school at Bruce Academy in Athens and then moved to Tyler to attend Tyler . . . — Map (db m128978) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 8740 — Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell — (April 22, 1856 - April 1, 1923)
Born near Rusk in Cherokee County, Thomas Mitchell Campbell was the son of Thomas Duncan and Rachel (Moore) Campbell. He financed his education by working for the County Clerk in Longview. In 1878 Campbell was admitted to the Bar and opened his law . . . — Map (db m128941) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 8803 — John H. Reagan
John Henninger Reagan, son of Timothy and Elizabeth Lusk Reagan, was born on October 18, 1818, in Sevierville, Tennessee. He joined the Republic of Texas Army in 1839 and served in the Cherokee War. In the early 1840s, he held several public offices . . . — Map (db m128981) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 12630 — Micham Main
Little is known about this Anderson County pioneer until he married Elizabeth Van Winkle in Crawford County, Illinois, in 1820. The Mains lived in the Illinois township of Palestine until 1833, when, drawn by a favorable change in the Mexican . . . — Map (db m128935) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 8790 — Palestine High School
A public school system in Palestine was established in 1881 under control of the municipal government. The first classes were held at the old Palestine Female Institute (built in 1858), then a high school was built in 1888 at the Institute site on . . . — Map (db m128980) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 17650 — Purvey Lee (P. L.) Chism
P.L. Chism’s devotion to education was unsurpassed. From the time of his youth, through his many years as a teacher, principal, superintendent and supervisor, he never stopped challenging himself and others for education. Purvey Lee Chism was born . . . — Map (db m128938) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 15921 — Robert (Bob) Knight
As a coach of athletics and a youth mentor, Robert (Bob) Knight positively influenced the lives of countless Palestine citizens. He was born in Iredell (Bosque County) in 1909, the last of eight children of William and Missouri Jane (Hand) Knight. . . . — Map (db m128977) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 17672 — Roy B. Wallace
Roy B. Wallace was born in Coolidge, Limestone County, on October 13, 1901, to Benjamin C. Wallace, Sr. And Mae McCoy Wallace. Roy attended school in rural Limestone County and attended Texas Christian University prior to earning his Bachelor’s . . . — Map (db m128979) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 11660 — Swanson Cemetery
Micam Main of Illinois was granted a league of land by the Mexican government in 1835. One of the area's first brickmakers, Samuel M. Warden, died while working on Main's estate on Christmas Eve in 1847. He was interred on this site. According to . . . — Map (db m128982) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 8819 — Texas State Railroad
The Texas Prison System built a short rail line from the Rusk State Penitentiary to hardwood timber stands where charcoal was made for firing the prison's iron ore furnaces. The rail line became the foundation of the Texas State Railway, organized . . . — Map (db m128983) HM
Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 17304 — Timothy Stephen Smith — (February 20, 1902 - April 30, 2000)
Born the son of a runaway slave, Smith yearned for a better life. He attended Prairie View A&M College and received a degree in Vocational Agriculture. He became a teacher, educating the children of North Carolina and Texas for 42 years. He also . . . — Map (db m128939) HM
Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 9153 — Bastrop County Courthouse
Bastrop County Courthouse - 1883 Entered in the National Register of Historic Places 1975 — Map (db m126754) HM
Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 12388 — Home Town of Texas Confederate Major Joseph D. Sayers — 1841 - 1929
(Front) Born Mississippi. Came to Texas 1851. Enlisted here as private 1861. Adjutant 5th Texas Cavalry in Arizona-New Mexico Campaign to make Confederacy an ocean to ocean nation. At age 20 made captain for gallantry in Battle of Valverde. . . . — Map (db m126753) HM
Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 9208 — Lost Pines of Texas
Located 80 miles west of the main pine belt of Texas, these trees probably were once part of vast, prehistoric pine forests. As land areas gradually rose, possibly due to glacier activity, most of the forests moved east. Ideal local conditions have . . . — Map (db m126804) HM
Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 9190 — The Gotier Trace
Originated in 1820s. Crossed the present counties of Austin, Washington, Fayette, Lee, Bastrop; joined San Felipe, capital of Stephen F. Austin's colony, with Bastrop. Marked by James Gotier, a settler who (with several in his family) died in an . . . — Map (db m126807) HM
Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 335 — The Battle of the Salado
Decisive in Texas history, was fought here, September 18, 1842. Col. Mathew Caldwell and Capt. John C. Hays, commanding a force of Texas volunteers, opposed the Mexican Army under General Adrian Woll that had captured San Antonio, and with the loss . . . — Map (db m128119) HM
Texas (Blanco County), Johnson City — 429 — 1894 Blanco County Jail
Noting the unhealthy dampness of the basement where prisoners were first kept after the Blanco County seat was moved to Johnson City, the Commissioners Court ordered the construction of this jail facility in 1893. Completed the following year, the . . . — Map (db m126810) HM
Texas (Blanco County), Johnson City — 17678 — Dr. James F. Barnwell
James Franklin Barnwell was born on October 23, 1874 in Bowdon, Georgia. His family had a tradition of doctors, including his grandfather and three uncles. Following completion of his medical education at the University of Tennessee in 1896, . . . — Map (db m126759) HM
Texas (Blanco County), Johnson City — 3671 — Dr. James Odiorne — (1816-1887)
Prominent pioneer physician, civic leader. Practiced medicine in Illinois and Kentucky before settling in Texas in 1857; moved to Blanco County in 1860. He was Civil War surgeon at Fort Mason, Tex. Served as commissioner and chief justice of Blanco . . . — Map (db m126761) HM
Texas (Blanco County), Johnson City — 2835 — James Polk Johnson — (August 24, 1845 - October 20, 1885)
A native of Georgia, James Polk Johnson came to Texas with his family and grew up in DeWitt County. Following his service in the Confederate army during the Civil War, he moved to Blanco County to join his uncles in the cattle business. He bought . . . — Map (db m126760) HM
Texas (Blanco County), Johnson City — 16864 — Lyndon B. Johnson and Hill Country Electrification
By the 1930s, many residents of cities across the U.S. were benefiting from the common use of electricity. However, a vast majority of rural areas lacked electric service, which compounded depression-era problems for farmers whose crop returns were . . . — Map (db m126764) HM
Texas (Blanco County), Johnson City — Resting Place of a Founder — James Polk Johnson 1845 - 1885 — Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park —
Born in Alabama on August 24, 1845, James Polk Johnson was still a child when his family moved to Texas in search of a better life. As a teenager he served in the Civil War and then joined his uncles Tom and Sam Ealy Johnson in their cattle droving . . . — Map (db m127310) HM
Texas (Brazos County), College Station — 18810 — Texas AMC and WWI
World War I allowed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to expand beyond military training and directly contribute to the war effort with staff and students volunteering for service in large numbers. Students first served for other . . . — Map (db m126521) HM
Texas (Crockett County), Ozona — 2451 — Henry Street Hudspeth — (18? - 1900)
A Confederate veteran. Captain, Co. B. 2nd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry, Civil War. Born in Mississippi. Came to Texas, 1877. Served as county clerk after moving here, 1888. Married Elizabeth A. Royal. One of his 5 children was U.S. Congressman . . . — Map (db m126676) HM
Texas (Crockett County), Ozona — 2861 — Joseph L. Casbeer — (1839 - 1918)
A Confederate veteran. Born in Lamar County. In Civil War, was in Co. G, Col. R.T.P. Allen's Texas Infantry, and was discharged in 1865. On September 5, 1871, married Miss Matilda Peacock, in Lampasas County. They had 2 sons. Moved to . . . — Map (db m126679) HM
Texas (Crockett County), Ozona — 3049 — Laura and William Peery Hoover
Although Indians, Spaniards, wagon trains, and military expeditions crossed through this area earlier, the first permanent settlers in present-day Crockett County were native Texans Laura (McNutt) (1862-1941) and William Peery Hoover (1854-1922), . . . — Map (db m126680) HM
Texas (Crockett County), Ozona — 4517 — Samuel Theodore Smith — (Sept. 7, 1846 - Dec. 26, 1925)
A Confederate veteran, of 18th La. Cav. Bn., Civil War. Born in Louisiana. Came to Texas in 1872; to Ozona, 1891. Built city's first school, first courthouse, Baptist church, other structures. Married Alice Crimm, March 1, 1876. Had three . . . — Map (db m126678) HM
Texas (Crockett County), Ozona — 5398 — The Perner House
In 1893, T.L. Hammonds moved a 3-room frame house from the nearby town of Emerald to this site. In 1894, Phillip Perner (1860-1905), a local merchant, purchased and enlarged the structure. Following Perner's death, his wife, Mary Ross . . . — Map (db m127877) HM
Texas (Crockett County), Sheffield — 4383 — Ruins of Fort Lancaster
Established in 1855 by the United States Government as a protection to travelers and mail on the overland route from San Antonio to San Diego. Abandoned in 1861. Reoccupied in 1868 for a short time. — Map (db m126687) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9059 — City of Richmond
Area was settled in 1822 by members of Stephen F. Austin's colony, who first called their community "Fort Settlement." Earliest known burial was made by Wm. Morton, who donated land for Morton Cemetery. Town was formally laid out 1837 by land . . . — Map (db m126518) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8981 — Constantine W. Buckley — Texas Confederate Legislator — (1815 - 1865) —
Came to Texas from Georgia, 1838. Clerk, Republic of Texas State Department. Prominent Fort Bend County planter, lawyer, district judge and legislator. Served as one of the speakers of Texas House of Representatives in critical Civil War years, . . . — Map (db m126513) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8990 — Early Courthouse Square
This square was deeded in 1838 to Fort Bend County by Robert E. Handy and William Lusk, founders of Richmond. It was site of 1850-1871 and 1888-1909 courthouses. Completed here 1888 was a two-story brick Victorian courthouse with bell tower and . . . — Map (db m126515) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9065 — Erastus ("Deaf") Smith — (April 17, 1787 - November 30, 1837)
Most famous scout in Texas War for Independence. Obeyed Gen. Sam Houston's strategic order, then raised San Jacinto Battle Cry: "Fight for your lives! Vince's Bridge has been cut down." A native of New York, Smith settled in 1821 in San . . . — Map (db m126519) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8615 — H. Schumacher Oil Works
Henry Schumacher (1832-1901), a native of Germany, opened one of the first cottonseed oil mills in this region in 1873, assembling the machinery with only the aid of an old encyclopedia. The oil works produced cottonseed oil, meal, and cake, and . . . — Map (db m126532) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9006 — Jane Long Boarding House
Born in Maryland in 1798, Jane H. Wilkinson moved to Mississippi (1811) and became the ward of her famous relative, Gen. James Wilkinson, field commander of the United States Army. Jane married Dr. James Long in 1815 and later followed him on a . . . — Map (db m126517) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9008 — John McNabb
Member of the Santa Fe Expedition, 1841 Born in Scotland Died April 27, 1894 — Map (db m126525) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 15563 — Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar • The Father of Education in Texas • Born in Georgia August 16, 1798 • Founded the Columbus Enquirer • Came to Texas in 1836 • He commanded the cavalry at the Battle of San Jacinto • Served successively as Secretary of War, . . . — Map (db m126864) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9050 — Morton Lodge No. 72, A. F. & A. M.
Organized in 1850, the Morton Masonic Lodge was chartered on January 24, 1851. Named for "Old 300" colonist and Mason William Morton, the Lodge began with twenty charter members. The first lodge hall, located on Jackson Street, was replaced in 1855 . . . — Map (db m126524) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8993 — Site of Fort Bend
Built in November 1821 by William Little, William Smithers, Charles Beard, Joseph Polly, and Henry Holster. - Its name was given to the county when created in 1837. — Map (db m126486) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9001 — Site of the Home of Randal Jones — 1786 - 1873
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Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 9066 — Thomas Jefferson Smith
Born in Virginia 1808, reared in Georgia. Fought in Texas War for Independence, 1836, under James W. Fannin at Refugio Mission. Captured at Goliad, was spared to repair guns for Mexican Army. Escaped during Battle of San Jacinto. Settled in . . . — Map (db m126526) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Richmond — 8982 — Walter Moses Burton — (August 9, 1840 - June 4, 1913)
Born a slave in North Carolina, Walter Moses Burton was brought to Texas about 1860. At the end of the Civil War, he purchased land from his former owner, Thomas B. Burton, from whom he had also learned to read and write. Walter Burton became a . . . — Map (db m126527) HM
Texas (Fort Bend County), Rosenberg — 9003 — Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar — President of the Republic of Texas
Born 1798 in Georgia. Came to Texas 1835. Became involved immediately in movement for independence from Mexico. Upon fall of the Alamo and news of Goliad Massacre, joined Texas Army as a private, as Houston moved eastward toward San Jacinto. In . . . — Map (db m126520) HM
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 (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 — 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), 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), 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 — 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), La Porte — 17 — Almonte Captured
No 17 Almonte captured and greatest carnage of battle occurred. — Map (db m126842) 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 20 — Site of Surrender of Santa Anna
Plaque on Front of Marker: This heritage live oak, planted as a living memorial, marks the site of surrender of Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Texas. Dedicated to the heroes of . . . — Map (db m126006) 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 (Houston County), Crockett — 11213 — Albert Holley House
In 1857 Albert Holley (b. 1828), his mother and two brothers, migrated to Houston County from Alabama. While the others journeyed to Texas by boat, he brought the family's supplies overland by wagon with 137 slaves. By 1860 he and his wife Julia . . . — Map (db m128926) HM
Texas (Houston County), Crockett — 7056 — Site of Mary Allen Seminary
In 1886 the Board of Missions for Freedmen of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, under the leadership of the group's secretary the Rev. Richard Allen, began planning for the establishment of a black girls' school in Texas. After a . . . — Map (db m128933) HM
Texas (Irion County), Barnhart — 262 — Barnhart
Named for William F. Barnhart, an agent of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad, this community was founded in 1910. During the 1920s and 1930s it was a major freighting center and considered by many the largest inland livestock shipping . . . — Map (db m126169) HM
Texas (Irion County), Mertzon — 1151 — Dove Creek Battle/Texas Civil War Indian Trouble
(Front) Dove Creek Battle On January 8, 1865 eight miles east of here Confederate troops and Texas militiamen engaged a large party of Kickapoo Indians. The Indians, formerly hostile to the South, had entered Texas without authority . . . — Map (db m126176) HM
Texas (Irion County), Mertzon — 2612 — Irion County
Created March 7, 1889 Organized April 16, 1889 Named in honor of Robert Anderson Irion 1806-1860 Came to Texas in 1833 and located at Nacogdoches Member of the first Texas Congress Secretary of State in the Cabinet of . . . — Map (db m126172) HM
Texas (Irion County), Sherwood — 4409 — Sherwood Courthouse — (Built 1900-1901)
First permanent courthouse for Irion County, locally organized 1889. Replaced temporary housing in several buildings. Site was gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ripley. Contractors: Martin and Moody. Stone was quarried nearby. Courthouse was used for . . . — Map (db m126175) HM
Texas (Jack County), Jacksboro — 2714 — James B. Dosher — May 2, 1826 - January 27, 1901
James B. Dosher moved to Texas in 1847 and served in Cureton's Company of the Texas Rangers. Discharged in 1848, he married Velma Eddings in 1851. They settled in Jack County in early 1855 and worked their farm south of Jacksboro. Dosher also served . . . — Map (db m127639) HM
Texas (Jasper County), Jasper — 11941 — Belle-Jim Hotel
This hotel was built in 1910 by Mamie Cornellia Neyland Patten (1868-1936) and named for her daughters Belle and "Miss Jim". Mrs. Patten and her four children were active in Jasper civic and social activities. After her mother died, Miss Jim took . . . — Map (db m128584) HM
Texas (Jasper County), Jasper — 14177 — Jasper County
Jasper County Included in the Empresario grant to Lorenzo de Zavala in 1829. Created the municipality of Bevil in 1834, in honor of John Bevil, early settler. Name changed by the provisional government of Texas, December 3, 1835 . . . — Map (db m128583) HM
Texas (Jasper County), Jasper — 10453 — Jasper County Courthouse
Jasper County was one of the original twenty-three counties created when the Republic of Texas was established in 1836 following the Texas Revolution. Bevil Settlement, established by pioneer John Bevil about 1824, became the seat of government and . . . — Map (db m128582) HM
Texas (Jasper County), Jasper — 10452 — Jasper County, C. S. A.
Communication, transportation, supply and military center in Civil War Texas. Voted 315 to 25 in favor of secession. Crossed by Texas troops in the 1862-64 Louisiana campaigns to prevent split of the South and invasion of Texas. Confederate Army ran . . . — Map (db m128547) HM
Texas (Jasper County), Jasper — 18147 — Jasper Steers
In a time of segregated activities including sports, logging contractor Elmer Simmons organized the Jasper Steers, an African American baseball team. Simmons bought all bleachers, lighting, dressing rooms and concession stands from a defunct . . . — Map (db m128585) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Boerne — 1337 — Early Boerne Schoolhouses
The origins of public schools in Boerne date to 1873, when the Boerne Gesangenverein donated land on which to erect a schoolhouse. A two-room stone building was completed in 1874 and served children in all grades. A small frame building was added to . . . — Map (db m128111) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Boerne — 2977 — Kuhlmann-King House
This structure was built in the late 1880s as a residence for German native William Kuhlmann (1856-1918), a successful pharmacist and landholder. He sold the home in 1908 to Selina Long King (1831-1910), whose sons . . . — Map (db m128114) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Boerne — 4440 — St. Helena's Episcopal Church
The first Episcopal worship service in Kendall County was held in the Old Kuhfuss Hall in Boerne in 1873. St. Helena's congregation was organized by Bishop R. W. B. Elliott in 1881, and a small wooden church structure was erected on this site. By . . . — Map (db m128110) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Boerne — 4484 — St. Peter's Catholic Church
In 1866 Bishop Claude M. Dubuis of Galveston sent a young French immigrant, Emil L. J. R. Fleury, to organize a congregation and build a church to serve Boerne and the outlying towns and army posts. This stone structure was completed in 1867. . . . — Map (db m128115) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Junction — 260 — Bear Creek Settlement — (Begun about a half-mile west of this site)
Started in 1850's by Raleigh Gentry, who built a 2-room log house; cleared a small farm, but in 1862 sold out to cattlemen Rance Moore. 1860's settlers included Wm. and Lane Gibson, Charlie Jones, John New, A. J. Nixon, Billie Waites. Others . . . — Map (db m126199) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Junction — 265 — Brambletye
Brambletye was built between 1895 and 1900 by English immigrant William Hall (b. 1833), who came to Texas in 1888. After Hall's death in 1900, the stone house and surrounding ranchland were owned by several early ranch families. Prominently sited on . . . — Map (db m126197) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Junction — 611 — City of Junction
County seat of Kimble County. Townsite platted 1876 (year of county organization) as "Denman" Soon had named changed by voters to denote site at confluence of North and South Llano Rivers. Growth was steady. By 1882 had 300 people, a courthouse, . . . — Map (db m126775) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Junction — 612 — Coalson-Pullen Colony — (cabin chimney at site, about 3 mi. NW)
Opened 1866 by Nick and Jennie (Blackwell) Coalson, who moved from Menard area. Stockraising and hunting provided livelihood. Their "bacon" was cured bear meat. Indians often stole horses, and in Dec. 1870 attacked cabin when Coalson and . . . — Map (db m126205) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Junction — 1531 — First Murr Ranch
Henry and Adam Murr, born in Lancaster County, Pa. sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Murr, served 1866-1882 and 1877-1882, respectively, in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge at Fort McKavett (28 mi NW), Henry settled here on Bear Creek; . . . — Map (db m126201) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Junction — 1533 — First Post Office
Across the street, south, was the first building erected to house the Junction post office. Junction's first postmaster, Mrs. Harriet Kountz, appointed 1876, at first kept the mail in her home. In 1879, her husband Dr. Ezekiel Kountz, built a . . . — Map (db m126776) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Junction — 2894 — Kimble County
Jumano and Apache Indians inhabited region when Spanish explorers traveled across it in the 17th and 18th centuries, and were displaced by the Comanche tribe by the mid-19th century. Area was under military jurisdiction of Forts Terrett . . . — Map (db m126778) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Junction — 3467 — Morales Ranch
350 yards southwest stands a small rock house built in 1881 by settler Meliton Morales (1837-1924). Born in Mexico, Morales was kidnapped by Indians as a youth and spent 9 years in captivity. Moved to Texas in 1855. Came . . . — Map (db m126203) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Junction — 18782 — O.C. Fisher
Author, attorney and politician Ovie Clark Fisher (1903-1994) was born at the Kimble County ranch home of his parents, Jobe and Rhoda (Clark) Fisher. He graduated from Junction High School and received a law degree from Baylor University. He married . . . — Map (db m126782) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Junction — 4323 — Old Rock Store, 1879
Built for general merchandise of G. W. Ragsdill, who owned and operated a nearby hotel and wagon yard. Later used for many other businesses. The top floor has been hall for W.O.W., A.F.& A. M. and I.O.O.F. Lodges, and in 1912 a movie. . . . — Map (db m126780) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Junction — 4410 — Site of First Livery Stable
Busiest spot in early Junction. Fed and housed visiting ranch teams. Had horses and buggies for public hire. Men collected here to gossip, trade. Built 1879 by John Allen on this lot where public corral operated as early as 1877. Owned by T. M. . . . — Map (db m126781) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Roosevelt — 4343 — Roosevelt
The community of Roosevelt began with the establishment of a post office in 1898. Although Alice Wagner applied for the post office with another name, the postal service in Washington substituted the name Roosevelt presumably in honor of Theodore . . . — Map (db m128103) HM
Texas (Kimble County), Segovia — 3545 — Near Route of Old Military Road
Supply line from U.S. Army headquarters in San Antonio to Fort Terrett, 1852-1854. In the 1850's two-thirds of Texas was held by Comanches or threatened by raids. Posts such as Fort Terrett stood from Red River to the Rio Grande, for . . . — Map (db m126209) HM
Texas (Lavaca County), Hallettsville — 40 — 50th Anniversary of Battle of Galveston
Jan. 1, 1863 --- Jan. 1, 1914 In commemorating the 50th anniversary of the capture of Galveston by the Southern Confederacy. Gen. Arthur P. Bagby commanding the "Neptune." Banners may be furled but heroism lives forever. Capt. J. T. . . . — Map (db m128143) HM WM
Texas (Lavaca County), Hallettsville — 1797 — First National Bank of Hallettsville
Oldest bank in Lavaca County; has operated in this city block continuously since its establishment by Friench Simpson (1848-1923) and Carey Shaw (1854-1944), former employees of the J. H. Simpson Bank, Columbus. Shaw was also one of the original . . . — Map (db m128141) HM
Texas (Lavaca County), Hallettsville — 3050 — Lavaca County Courthouse
Fifth structure to serve as seat of justice for Lavaca, created originally as "La Baca", a judicial county, by Congress of Republic of Texas in 1842. Declared unconstitutional along with other judicial counties, it was created anew by First . . . — Map (db m128140) HM
Texas (Lavaca County), Hallettsville — 12022 — Rabb Switch
Edward M. Rabb (1855-1908) a native of La Grange, Fayette County, Texas, was the son of William and Prudence Smalley Rabb. In the 1880s Dr. Edward M. Rabb settled in this area and purchased 2089 acres of land from S. W. Campbell. At his death, . . . — Map (db m128142) HM
Texas (Lavaca County), Shiner — 1769 — First Methodist Church of Shiner
The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of Shiner, Texas, was organized on November 1, 1887, in the office of L. P. Amsler, Shiner's first mayor. The Rev. C. C. Armstrong presided over the first service. In 1889 local rancher David Kokernot . . . — Map (db m128138) HM
Texas (Lavaca County), Shiner — 4460 — Saint Ludmila's Academy
The first Catholic school in Shiner was built in 1896 by Scherbohm and Mewes, contractors. The two story French style frame building housed two classrooms, a dining room and kitchen on the first floor, and a residence for the Sisters on the second . . . — Map (db m128137) HM
Texas (Lavaca County), Shiner — 16809 — Sarah Creath McSherry Hibbens Stinnett Howard — (1810-1870)
Sarah Howard suffered much at the savagery of the Texas wilderness. Born in Illinois, Sarah came to Texas with her husband, John McSherry, in 1828. The next year, John was killed near their home by Indians. Sarah later married John Hibbens, but . . . — Map (db m128139) HM
Texas (Lee County), Giddings — 8150 — First Presbyterian Church
Founded 1876, with thirteen charter members, under the direction of Rev. H. B. Burr and Rev. R. H. Byers. Edifice designed and built in 1886 by the ruling elder, Frank Morris. Annex constructed in 1952. Oldest church building in Giddings in . . . — Map (db m126748) HM
Texas (Lee County), Giddings — 8151 — Fletcher Home
Built by August W. Schubert, 1879. Bought 1894 by Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, to house a ministerial college, which closed prior to 1900. Sold to Baylis J. Fletcher, Lee County Treasurer and legislator. Presently owned by the Fletcher family. . . . — Map (db m126747) HM
Texas (Lee County), Giddings — 8180 — Milton Garrett York, Sr.
Milton Garrett York was born in East Texas (San Augustine County) on Sept. 5, 1843. After the death of his parents, Aaron and Ruth (Lucas) York, he went to live with an uncle in Arkansas. Milton returned to Texas about 1860 and briefly taught school . . . — Map (db m126746) HM
Texas (Liberty County), Dayton — 17880 — Dayton's Old School
Dayton began as part of the City of Liberty. The children who lived here were either educated at home, across the river in the main part of Liberty, or not at all. In 1849, a board of trustees formed a committee to establish a school for these . . . — Map (db m128338) HM
Texas (Liberty County), Dayton — 9652 — First Methodist Church of Dayton
Methodist worship services were conducted in West Liberty, later known as Dayton, as early as 1855. By 1900 the First Methodist Church had a full-time pastor, the Rev. G. T. Newberry, who conducted services in the Dayton schoolhouse on North Main . . . — Map (db m128339) HM
Texas (Liberty County), Dayton — 9683 — The Runaway Scrape
Famous flight of Texians to escape Santa Anna's invading Mexican army. Tales of the Alamo butchery on March 6, 1836, and the continuing retreat of Gen. Sam Houston's army prompted colonists to abandon homes and property and seek refuge in east . . . — Map (db m128333) HM
Texas (Liberty County), Liberty — 9642 — Casa Consistatorial (Courthouse Square)
Originally one of the five squares platted for public use in 1831 by J. Francisco Madero, General Land Commissioner appointed by the Mexican government to survey and grant long-awaited land titles to Texan colonists of the Atascosito area in . . . — Map (db m128337) HM
Texas (Liberty County), Liberty — 9671 — Lallemand, Riguad and Other French Settlers
To Generals Charles Lallemand, Antoine Rigaud, the veterans of the Napoleonic Wars and other French settlers, who, after many trials and adventures, came to Texas in the spring of 1818 to found on the banks of the Trinity River the . . . — Map (db m128335) HM
Texas (Liberty County), Liberty — 9677 — Mexican Hill
Following the decisive Battle of San Jacinto in the Texas War for Independence, most of the Mexicans captured in the battle were taken to Galveston. Problems concerning a lack of provisions and the threat of attack persuaded Texas President David G. . . . — Map (db m128334) HM
Texas (Liberty County), Liberty — 9690 — The Trinity River
As the longest river with its drainage basin entirely within Texas, the Trinity River's watershed covers 18,000 square miles flowing 715 river miles through 37 Texas counties. Native Americans referred to the Trinity as the Arkikosa or . . . — Map (db m128336) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7903 — Charles Bellinger Stewart — First Secretary of State in Texas — (1806-1885) —
Came to Texas 1830. Secretary of State, Nov. 1835-Feb. 1836. Signed Declaration of Independence; helped to write Constitution of the Republic in 1836 and the State in 1845; served Montgomery County as District Attorney and three terms as State . . . — Map (db m128592) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7874 — Davis Law Office
Built in 1845, this frame structure was first used for the law office and living quarters of Judge Nat Hart Davis. Many young attorneys read law here under Judge Davis' supervision. From 1848 to 1854 the structure was the meeting place for the Mayor . . . — Map (db m128598) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7878 — First State Bank — of Montgomery
One of first state banks in Texas. Chartered Dec. 11, 1906, it began operations in a frame building on lot south of here. Present building was finished 1908 and is now oldest existing commercial building in this once-thriving trade center. As the . . . — Map (db m128597) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7906 — John M. Wade — (1815-1879)
Born in New York City, John Marshall Wade left his home as a youth. On the advice of Sam Houston, he came to Texas in 1835 from the Western Creek Nation in present-day Oklahoma. He joined the Texas army during the War for Independence. At the Battle . . . — Map (db m128624) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 18408 — Lake Creek Settlement
Long before the arrival of Stephen F. Austin's colonists, the Coushatta Indians traveled through the lands that would become the Lake Creek Settlement upon the Coushatta Trace, a trade road from Louisiana into Texas. Located in Austin's second . . . — Map (db m128602) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 14184 — Methodist Church Site and Memorial to Pioneer Circuit Riders
West Face: Site of Methodist Church Organized by Littleton Fowler 1838 Isaac L.G. Strickland 1st Pastor South Face: 1839 - 1840 Moses Speer Born in Maryland Sept. 29, 1768 Died Robinson Settlement July 11, . . . — Map (db m128625) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7877 — Methodist Parsonage
Site of First Methodist Parsonage of Texas Erected 1842 — Map (db m128622) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7889 — Montgomery Baptist Church Building
Baptists in Montgomery organized a fellowship in 1850 and purchased land at this site the same year. In 1853, the Rev. Thomas Chilton became the church's first full-time pastor. This vernacular Gothic revival sanctuary was constructed in 1902, . . . — Map (db m128603) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7890 — Montgomery County, C.S.A.
A wealthy farm area in 1861. In Civil War, supported Texas with goods, funds and men. 2 companies from here were in famed Hood's Texas Brigade; one company had only 9 men living by 1865. Young boys, old men and the partially disabled formed 5 home . . . — Map (db m128595) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7873 — N. H. Davis Cottage
Home of Judge N. H. Davis and wife, Sarah E. White. Built 1851, from 1831 log house received as legal fee. Kitchen area attached 1880. Texanna Snow's school here 1881-1891. J. F. Davis added south wing in 1895. Still in family. . . . — Map (db m128600) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7894 — Reuben Jonathan Palmer — (January 18, 1829 - March 20, 1868)
Born in Appomattox County, Va., son of Reuben DeJarnette and Martha P. (Christian) Palmer; he was educated at Randolph-Macon College. Moved to Texas in 1856. A Montgomery lawyer; served in 9th Legislature, State of Texas, and in Secession . . . — Map (db m128620) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 14615 — Site of Montgomery United Methodist Church
Isaac L.G. Strickland established a Methodist congregation in Montgomery in 1838, under the direction of Elder Littleton Fowler of the Mississippi Methodist Conference. The church was one of the first in the Republic of Texas; Strickland was . . . — Map (db m128605) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7887 — The Old Methodist Churchyard
In Jan. 1839, the Rev. Isaac Strickland organized a Methodist Church whose members soon built a log meetinghouse on this site donated by founders of the town of Montgomery. The churchyard came into use for burials during the 1840s. When Pastor G. W. . . . — Map (db m128618) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7896 — The Railroad in Montgomery
Problems with transporting farm crops to market, along with the growing importance of rail transportation were major factors that prompted area businessmen to organize the Central and Montgomery (C&M) Railroad in 1877. Completed by 1880, the C&M . . . — Map (db m128627) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7916 — Town of Montgomery
Founded in July, 1837 by W. W. Shepherd Incorporated in 1848 Montgomery County was created December 14, 1837 James Mitchell, Pleasant Gray, William Robinson, Elijah Collard Charles Barnett, Joseph L. Bennet Dr. B. B. Goodrich, D. D. . . . — Map (db m128594) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7917 — William S. Taylor
A San Jacinto Veteran Died February 2, 1869 — Map (db m128619) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Willis — 7909 — Site of Willis Cigar Factory
Following the Civil War, area farmers found the climate and soil conditions of Montgomery County were ideal for the production of tobacco. The varieties grown here were of the highest quality, winning international awards in Chicago and Paris. At . . . — Map (db m127478) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Willis — 7908 — Willis
Founded in 1870. Named for P. J. and R. S. Willis (large land and timber owners who formerly were merchants in area). They gave townsite, on the Houston & Great Northern Railroad. With the line came prosperity, and in 1874 Willis and Montgomery vied . . . — Map (db m127477) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 11121 — Newton County Courthouse
This Courthouse was preceded by one built in Burkeville in 1848, and another erected on this public square in 1853. It is a Second Empire style edifice, with an unusual truncated clock tower, mansard roof, and corner quoins, built in 1902-03 by . . . — Map (db m128586) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 16330 — Newton County Pre-War Maneuvers
By 1941, the U.S. military was painfully aware of its unpreparedness to combat the modern mechanized armies in Europe. To increase its combat effectiveness, the U.S. Army conducted the Louisiana maneuvers, which included 3,400 square miles of Texas. . . . — Map (db m128588) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 11122 — Town of Newton
Located in the easternmost county of Texas, this town was little more than a forest of oaks and beeches when laid out in 1853. Due to its central location, it was elected county seat the same year, winning over Burkeville, the former county seat. . . . — Map (db m128587) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 11116 — W. H. Ford Male & Female College
Formerly W. H. Ford Male & Female College (1889-1906). Named for Secretary of the Southwest College Company. President Joseph Syler and his wife were the teachers. High-school level, as were many early Texas "colleges"; founded . . . — Map (db m128589) HM
Texas (Newton County), Newton — 11100 — William Blewett — (1830-1862)
Georgia native William Blewett came to Texas with his family in 1849. They settled first in Jasper County, where he was District Surveyor about 1853. He married a cousin, Nancy Adams; they later became the parents of 6 children. In 1858 they moved . . . — Map (db m128590) HM
Texas (Polk County), Livingston — 10388 — Confederate Service of Alabama and Coushatta Indians
Alabama and Coushatta Indians of Polk County were trained as cavalrymen in 1861 by Indian Agent Robert R. Neyland as the war between the states advanced. In April 1862, nineteen Alabama and Coushatta, including Chief John Scott, enlisted in the . . . — Map (db m128580) HM
Texas (Polk County), Livingston — 10381 — Village of the Alabama and Coushatti Indians
Who came into Texas early in the 19th century and have always been friendly with the whites. — Map (db m128581) HM
Texas (San Jacinto County), Coldspring — 7656 — J. M. Hansbro's Law Office
Built 1870. First structure moved to new Coldsprings after fire destroyed first courthouse, 1915. A new town site was selected. The San Jacinto County Abstract Co. was housed in this building many years. County's first telephone was installed here. . . . — Map (db m128921) HM
Texas (San Jacinto County), Point Blank — 7674 — Governor George Tyler Wood — (1795-1858) — Near Burial Place of —
Born in Georgia, where he fought in Indian Wars, was a merchant, and member of State Legislature. In 1839, he moved with family to Texas, settling in this area. He was a member of 6th Congress of the Republic of Texas, 1841-1842; a delegate to the . . . — Map (db m128922) HM
Texas (Schleicher County), Eldorado — 4416 — Site of J.D. Earnest Ranch Stage Stand
During the ownership of rancher J. D. Earnest, this site was used as a rest stop on the stage line between San Angelo and Sonora. Owned and managed by Theodore Jackson Savell (1872-1954), the operation began providing mail and passenger service to . . . — Map (db m126221) HM
Texas (Sutton County), Sonora — 5156 — Sutton County
Has traces of culture at least 20,000 years old, occupied by Apache Indians up to founding of Fort Terrett, 1852. Anglo-Texan settlement began 1879 at Sonora, a trading post on San Antonio-El Paso Road. Created April 1, 1887, from land then in . . . — Map (db m126223) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 17192 — Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
On Nov. 23 1929, a group of Greek residents in San Angelo made the first attempt to organize the Greek community in the area by creating the "Hellenic Educational Society 'The Platon'" or "Platon Society." This society was intended to establish a . . . — Map (db m128097) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 17314 — Congregation Beth Israel
In the 1880s, Jews were well established in the Concho Valley and met for religious observance although they did not have a formal building. By 1926, there were approx 35 Jewish families and individuals in San Angelo, and procedures to erect a . . . — Map (db m128098) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1671 — First Baptist Church of San Angelo
The first Baptist missionary efforts in this area began in 1881 with Dr. Owen C. Pope and the Rev. L. R. Millican, who became noted for their work on the Texas frontier. Although it is not known exactly when this congregation was organized, a . . . — Map (db m128100) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 5044 — St. John's Hospital
In 1909, San Angelo had a population of 15,000 and no hospital to serve the needs of its people. That year the San Angelo Business Club, forerunner of the Chamber of Commerce, appealed to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio . . . — Map (db m128102) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 11186 — Tom Green — Confederate General
[Side A] Led 5th Texas Cavalry Battle Val Verde in Arizona-New Mexico Campaign 1861 1862 Commanded "Cotton Clad" carrying cavalrymen dubbed "Horse Marines" in recapture Galveston January 1863. Made Brigadier General while leading . . . — Map (db m126723) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Veribest — 18794 — R. F. Tankersley Homestead
Richard Franklin Tankersley was born June 23, 1828, in Georgia and married Annie Allen of Aberdeen, Mississippi, in 1848. They moved to Texas and in 1864 established a home as ranchers on Spring Creek. Soon land in the area began to be sold for . . . — Map (db m128096) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Wall — 16801 — Wall Brethren Church
This congregation dates from summer 1929, when Czech-speaking Brethren families from Granger, Taylor and Rowena moved here. Early services were held in worshipers' homes. In fall 1929, an unused Methodist church in Wall became the place of worship. . . . — Map (db m128099) HM
Texas (Trinity County), Pennington — 7968 — Steele's Academy
Site of Steele's Academy Named in honor of its founder and principal D. W. Steele of New Hampshire Academy Attended by students from many counties — Map (db m128925) HM
Texas (Trinity County), Sebastopol — 7967 — Site of the Town of Sebastopol
An important shipping point established in the late fifties Named in commemoration of a naval station of Russia Declined in importance after railroads reached this region — Map (db m128923) HM
Texas (Waller County), Hempstead — 9396 — Liendo
A plantation home built in 1853 by Leonard W. Groce. The scene for many years of lavish Southern hospitality. Purchased March 4, 1873, by Dr. Edmund Duncan Montgomery (1835-1911), world-famed philosopher, and his wife, Elisabet Ney (1833-1907), . . . — Map (db m126528) HM
Texas (Waller County), Hempstead — 9395 — Liendo Plantation
Named for Spanish grandee who was first owner of the 5-league survey here. Leonard W. Groce, a settler, in 1853 built this 16-room home using slave labor. Bricks for foundation and chimneys were made from Brazos Valley clay. The kitchen . . . — Map (db m126529) HM

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