Halfway Inn

Halfway Inn (HMKM4)

Location: Chireno, TX 75937 Nacogdoches County
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N 31° 30.51', W 94° 21.27'

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(Flournoy - Granberry House)

This two-story log dwelling was built on the El Camino Real about 1840 by Samuel Flournoy for his wife Minerva (Wadington) and their family who moved to Texas from Mississippi. They settled in the Chireno area, where they purchased 300 acres. An active member of the community, Flournoy was appointed as a Republic of Texas postmaster in 1843, and continued as postmaster as part of the United States Postal Service. This house served as the post office for a fifteen-mile radius, and was a popular halfway stop on the stagecoach route between Nacogdoches and San Augustine, Texas. The Flournoys. after acquiring an additional 500 acres, sold this property in 1852 and moved away. The property changed owners several times until 1917 when H.R. Granberry purchased the house; it remained in his family until 1981. This house was moved twelve miles east of Nacogdoches in 1984, but in 1988 was returned to the Flournoy homestead within one-quarter mile of its original location. This hewn-log residence is constructed of square notch logs two rooms wide and one room deep with a dogtrot, or central hall. The two-story house was restored through the efforts of local citizens. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962
HM NumberHMKM4
Series This marker is part of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail series
Marker Number9276
Year Placed1962
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 371376 N 3486753
Decimal Degrees31.50850000, -94.35450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 30.51', W 94° 21.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 30' 30.60" N, 94° 21' 16.20" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47-57 TX-34 Loop, Chireno TX 75937, US
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