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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29PA_feely-cemetery_Van-Horn-TX.html
The nearby cemetery (250 yards S) was first used in 1910 for the burial of an infant son of J.H. Feely. The owner of a grocery in the railroad settlement of Plateau (2 miles north), he later served as the first sheriff of Culberson County when it …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29P3_emigrant-trail_Odessa-TX.html
Road of stubborn seekers of 1849 California gold fields and better life. Bringing the old, infant, the yet unborn and all worldly goods, family wagons entered Texas at Preston, on Red River, to go southwest via springs (including some now in Monah…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29P0_el-paso-natural-gas-companys-first-compressor-transmission-engine_Odessa-TX.html
A landmark tool in man's conquest of energy. This compressor went into use in Culberson County, Tex., on Oct. 1, 1931, and served until 1969, aiding in the rise of the southwest as an industrial empire. This was the first compressor transm…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29OO_jackson-county-c-s-a_Edna-TX.html
In 1861, voted for secession 147 to 77. With its beef and cotton, helped supply South. Furnished salt from beds near Cox's Creek; hides and tallow from a plant between Port Lavaca and Texana; lead from Navidad mine (now a "lost mine"). Homefolk mo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29ON_confederates-of-jackson-county_Edna-TX.html
From 1860 population of 2,612 came more than 100 Civil War soldiers, one an infantryman on a crutch: M.K. Simons, a Mexican War amputee, Brigade Quartermaster, 2nd Texas Infantry, C.S.A. Officers included Capt. C.L. Owen, veteran of the Texas R…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29OE_early-jackson-county_Edna-TX.html
Organized, 1837; named for 7th President of U. S., Andrew Jackson. Early hunting grounds of the cannibalistic Karankawa Indians, this region was crossed in 1528 by shipwrecked Spaniard Cabeza de Vaca. French explorer La Salle founded the first se…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29O4_city-of-wharton_Wharton-TX.html
The town of Wharton was founded as the seat of Wharton County in April 1846. Land for a courthouse, named Monterey Square, was given from the land grant of William Kincheloe, one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colonists who settled in …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29O3_wharton-county_Wharton-TX.html
Wharton County Created April 3, 1846 From Matagorda, Jackson and Colorado Counties, Organized same year Named for William H. Wharton 1806-1839 Texas minister to the United States 1836-1837, and his brother John A. Wharton 1809-1838 Adj…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29O0_site-of-the-home-of-robert-mcalpin-williamson_Wharton-TX.html
Born in Georgia in 1806 Editor "The Texas Gazette" and "The Mexican Citizen," pioneer Texas newspapers Active in the revolution Member of the Supreme Court of the Republic, 1836-1839 Member of Texas Legislature 1846-1849 Died December 22,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29NZ_mission-nuestra-senora-del-espiritu-santo-de-zuniga_Edna-TX.html
Situated in the present county of Jackson was the mission of Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga. Established by Joseph de Azlor, Marquis of Aguayo, and Father Fray Agustin Patron, O.F.M. in 1722 for the civilizing and Christianizing of …
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