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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AMT_austin-county_Bellville-TX.html
A part of the grant to Stephen F. Austin in 1821 Created a municipality under the Mexican government in 1828 Became a county of the Republic of Texas, March 17, 1836 Named in honor of Stephen Fuller Austin, 1793-1836 Pioneer empresario Fo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ALS_clinton_Cuero-TX.html
Created in 1846, DeWitt County was named for Empresario Green DeWitt. The county seat, originally at Cameron, was moved in 1848 to the pioneer town of Clinton, named for DeWitt's son. County government returned briefly to Cameron, but Clinton agai…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ALQ_old-ellis-county-jail_Waxahachie-TX.html
Due to overcrowding in the existing jail facility, this structure was completed in 1888. The Ellis County Commissioners Court awarded the contract to Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri. A round turret with conical…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AKU_weser_Goliad-TX.html
Many German and Polish immigrants came to Texas in the 19th century on a ship named Weser. Arriving at the Port of Galveston, a number of the pioneer settlers made their way overland to this area, establishing a community in the 1850s and 1860s. B…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AKK_courthouses-of-san-patricio-county_Sinton-TX.html
Eight structures have served as the seat of local government for the people of San Patricio County since its earliest settlement. A building known as the "Log Courthouse" was constructed in San Patricio in the early 1830s to serve the people of th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AKJ_hopkinsville-community_Cuero-TX.html
Members of the Hopkins family came to De Witt County in 1854 as slaves of Judge Henry Clay Pleasants (d. 1899). They worked for a time on a Gonzales County plantation and returned to this area after the Civil War as freedmen. In 1872 Henry Hopkins…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AJZ_la-bahia-cemetery_Goliad-TX.html
La Bahía Cemetery is located in the community of La Bahía and was established in conjunction with the chapel of Presidio Nuestra Señora Santa María de Loreto de La Bahía. The presidio had been relocated in 1749 to the banks of the San Antonio…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AJY_battle-of-san-patricio_Mathis-TX.html
The battle of San Patricio was fought in the streets of Old San Patricio at 3:00 A.M. on February 27, 1836. The general council of the provisional government of Texas had instructed Francis W. Johnson and Dr. James Grant to lead an independent mil…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AJX_judge-james-arthur-white-and-the-civilian-conservation-corps-at-goliad-state-park_Goliad-TX.html
Mississippi native and Goliad County Judge James Arthur White (1878-1953) possessed a fervent interest in Texas history, notably that of his adopted city of Goliad. He began in 1928 to organize support for a state park to protect Goliad's many sig…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AJ3_josepha-rodriguez_Mathis-TX.html
Josepha Rodríguez, known as "Chipita," was hanged in 1863 for the murder of John Savage. She remained the last woman legally executed in the state of Texas until 1998. Little is known of Rodríguez' life, though it is believed that she was the da…
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