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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B5C_houston-heights_Houston-TX.html
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 la…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B3R_earles-chapel-methodist-church_Jacksonville-TX.html
Settlement of the Earle's Chapel community began several years before the organization of Cherokee County. W. J. Ragsdale (1811-1884), a veteran of the Texas War for Independence, and his wife Patsy McAdams (1816-1898) had settled on Prairie Branc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B3Q_earles-chapel-cemetery_Jacksonville-TX.html
Elijah Earle (1804-1880) and his second wife, Mary Elizabeth Jarratt Tatum (1824-1904), set aside land for this graveyard in 1858. Elijah selected his own burial site at the time, marking it by carving his initials on a tree trunk. He was buried h…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B3P_first-baptist-church_Jacksonville-TX.html
This congregation traces it history to the origins of the town of Jacksonville. When the International and Great Northern Railroad promoted the new town of Jacksonville along its rail line in 1872, city lots were set aside for local churches. Deac…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B3O_rocksprings-telephone-company_Rocksprings-TX.html
Local businessman Street Gilmer and D. H. Comparette of Kerrville built a long distance telephone line from Rocksprings to Kerrville in 1898. They installed the town's first telephone in Newton & Smart's store. The phone was later moved to Gilmer'…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B3N_edwards-county-courthouse_Rocksprings-TX.html
Late Victorian structure of rusticated limestone, quarried in Southwest Texas. Contractors were Davey and Schott, of Kerrville, 1891. Roof was damaged by 1927 storm that killed 70 people. It was afterward restored. Recorded Texas Historic Landm…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B3M_old-carson-store_Alto-TX.html
First stone store in town; built 1920-21 by G. M. Carson, merchant. His 1904 general store (on this site) was for years only establishment in county selling caskets. Present store withstood 1927 tornado that killed 72 here; is still owned by the C…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B3L_the-sesquicentennial-committee-erects-this-marker-a-war-memorial_Rocksprings-TX.html
July 4, 1986 in honor of all our citizens who have rendered service to Edwards County, Texas, created from Bexar District in 1858. Organized 1883.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B3J_edwards-county_Rocksprings-TX.html
Atop the Edwards Plateau, extending into the scenic Nueces Valley. Angora goat capital of the world. The economy is based on ranching. Wild game is abundant. Created in 1858 and organized 1883 from old Bexar district. Named for Haden Edwards (1813…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B3I_first-methodist-church_Rocksprings-TX.html
This congregation traces its beginning to organized religious gatherings led by the Rev. D. O. McAllister in a schoolhouse located on property owned by Mary Buswell in 1893. Early worship services were also held in a public schoolhouse and in the …
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