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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXJR_dance-gun-shop_West-Columbia-TX.html
Near site of Dance Gun Shop. Started on Brazos River in 1850 by brothers J.H., George, and David Dance. Shop produced guns which helped arm the Confederacy during Civil War, 1861-65. The firearms were noted for precision. Shop also made machinery …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXJO_sweeny-waddy-log-cabin_West-Columbia-TX.html
John Sweeny, Sr. (d. 1855) moved his family from Tennessee to Brazoria county, Texas, about 1833. With the help of slaves, he cleared his land and established a large plantation. This log cabin, originally located about 9 miles southwest of this s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXJM_the-ammon-underwood-house_West-Columbia-TX.html
A structure erected in noted old river port town of Marion in Republic of Texas era. First portion, of hand-hewn cedar, was built about 1835 by colonist Thomas W. Nibbs. Merchant-civic leader-soldier Ammon Underwood (1810-87) bought and enlarged h…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXJJ_columbia_West-Columbia-TX.html
In September 1836 Columbia, now known as West Columbia, became capital of the Republic of Texas. This took place with the removal of the ad interim government here from Velasco. After the election called by ad interim President David G. Burnet, th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMV9U_columbia-rosenwald-school_West-Columbia-TX.html
A grant from the Rosenwald Foundation of Chicago led to the establishment of a local school for African American students. The foundation represented a collaboration between Julius Rosewald, President of Sears, Roebuck, and Company, and the noted …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMV9T_columbia-united-methodist-church_West-Columbia-TX.html
This congregation traces its history to early Methodist missionary activity during Texas' years as a republic in 1839. The Rev. Isaac L. G. Strickland was assigned to the Brazoria Circuit and organized a Methodist Church in Columbia (now West Colu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMV9P_old-columbia-cemetery_West-Columbia-TX.html
Site given by Josiah H. Bell family out of their grant, the first deeded to one of "Old 300" in colony of Stephen F. Austin. Has graves of many heroes of Texas Revolution of 1836.Deeded in 1852 to Bethel Presbyterian Church. Since 1933 managed by …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMSW6_the-first-capitol-of-the-republic-of-texas_West-Columbia-TX.html
Near site of The First Capitol of the Republic of Texas About 1833 Leman Kelsy built a story-and-a-half clapboard structure near this location. When Columbia became capital of the Republic of Texas in 1836, the building was one of two which hou…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMRYC_columbia-first-capital-of-the-republic-of-texas_West-Columbia-TX.html
In 1836 and 1837, the town of Columbia (Now West Columbia) served as the capital of the Republic of Texas. Josiah Hughes Bell, a colonist with Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, surveyed and platted Columbia in 1824 to serve as a center for sh…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM643_vietnam-veterans-memorial_West-Columbia-TX.html
Dedicated to all the veterans who have served their country. They served with honor, and now we honor them.
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