Old Rock House

Old Rock House (HM1S5B)

Location: Santa Anna, TX 76878 Coleman County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 45.156', W 99° 20.797'

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This site was claimed in 1857 under a Republic of Texas land certificate held by former State representative Darwin Stapp of Victoria County. In 1869 he sold the tract to another absentee owner. By tradition, this house was built in the 1870s by John J. Brestow, a squatter who came to this area for his health. The one-room cabin was constructed of stone from the nearby Santa Anna Mountains. Later owners, including Mrs. Sarah Himmins, rented the property to tenant farmers. Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Bruce, who purchased the land in 1947, restored the rock house and maintain it now as a museum.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1975
HM NumberHM1S5B
Marker Number3796
Year Placed1975
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 467172 N 3513066
Decimal Degrees31.75260000, -99.34661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 45.156', W 99° 20.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 45' 9.36" N, 99° 20' 47.82" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-283, Santa Anna TX 76878, US
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