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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 …
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 …
Created April 3, 1846
From Matagorda, Jackson and Colorado
Counties, Organized same year
William H. Wharton
Texas minister to the
1836-1837, and his brother
John A. Wharton
Born in Georgia in 1806
Editor "The Texas Gazette" and
"The Mexican Citizen," pioneer
Active in the revolution
Member of the Supreme Court of
the Republic, 1836-1839
Member of Texas Legislature
Died December 22,…
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 …