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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29WC_hamilton-county_Hamilton-TX.html
Created February 2, 1842 from Montgomery and Houston counties Recreated January 22, 1858 Organized August 2, 1858 Named in honor of General James Hamilton, 1786-1857 Lawyer and Governor of South Carolina Appointed diplomatic agent to Europe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29WB_old-hico_Hico-TX.html
This site on Honey Creek marks the beginning in 1856 of the settlement of Hico. Earliest families to locate here J. G. Barbee, James R. and Henry Fuller, Isaac Steen, Isaac and Thomas Malone. In 1860 John R. Alford, a merchant, became the first …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29SC_clemville_Bay-City-TX.html
Originally part of land granted to early colonist Henry Parker, this was a rural farming and ranching area until 1908 when F.J. Hardy discovered oil and formed the Hardy Oil Company. By 1911, F.J. Clemenger had settled in the community, then known…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29SB_bay-city-library_Bay-City-TX.html
Organized in 1912, the Bay City Public Library was first housed in the J. P. Keller Insurance Company office. The non-profit Bay City Library Association, also formed in 1912, spearheaded community fund raising efforts to operate the library. Land…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29S2_matagorda-county-confederate-memorial-a-war-memorial_Bay-City-TX.html
1861-1865 To the memory of our Confederate Soldiers. "Lest We Forget."
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29RZ_the-great-camel-experiment_Port-Lavaca-TX.html
No immigrants arriving in Indianola were quite as exotic as the seventy-five camels that came ashore in 1856 and 1857 from Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey. As early as 1836, politicians, diplomats and the military were considering the importati…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29RY_the-chihuahua-road_Port-Lavaca-TX.html
Between 1844 and 1887, Indianola grew to become a cosmopolitan port city that was second only to Galveston. Indianola became a port for trade and was the eastern terminus of the Chihuahua Road that traveled overland from the mines of Chihuahua cit…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29RX_site-of-the-town-of-indianola_Port-Lavaca-TX.html
First called by German immigrants Karlshaven, an important port of Texas. Cargoes of ships were hauled to and from points in Texas and Mexico by carts until 1860 when the San Antonio and Mexico Gulf Railroad and the Indianola Railroad were complet…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29RW_zimmerman-cemetery_Port-Lavaca-TX.html
The earliest marked grave in the Zimmerman Cemetery, that of Georchim Wedig, is dated 1852. In 1863, Wedig's daughter Katherine married John Gonzales (1838-1918), who had come to Indianola in 1858 with Joseph Mendez (d. 1904) as a caretaker for a …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29RV_olivia_Port-Lavaca-TX.html
Established in 1892, the community of Olivia was named for Olivia Haterius, wife of the Rev. Carl J.E. Haterius, a Swedish Lutheran minister who bought land in the area and advertised a new settlement to other Swedish immigrants in the Midwest. Tw…
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