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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QIE_first-baptist-church-of-winona_Winona-TX.html
Established in 1849 by Pastor William H. Ray and 15 charter members, this church was originally called Harris Creek Baptist Church. The congregation met once a month in members' homes until a pine log church building was erected in 1850. A new san…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QDE_first-baptist-church-of-whitehouse_Whitehouse-TX.html
Anglo settlement of this area began in the 1840s. The community of Whitehouse, which grew up around a white painted schoolhouse, began in the early 1850s. A church congregation, called New Hope Church of Christ, Baptist, was organized in Septem…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QCX_john-franklin-overton_Arp-TX.html
Born in Maury County, Tenn., came to Texas in 1845 with his wife, Jane Jameson Overton, and mother, Susan Alexander Overton. He received land grants totaling 1600 acres. His wife died in 1849, and he married Mary D. Walker in 1852. They had 11 chi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QC2_james-calhoun-hill_Tyler-TX.html
Migrating in 1840 from Alabama to Texas, James Calhoun Hill led the first permanent settlers into this vicinity. He served on the commission that ran boundaries of Smith County and platted the county seat in 1846. Prospering as a surveyor and plan…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QC0_omen-canton-community_Troup-TX.html
Promoters Alexander Douglas, Thomas Weatherby, and Mitus White platted the townsite of Canton in 1850 near the junction of two main roads, one leading to the county seat at Tyler. Although the post office was renamed Clopton in 1852 and the name w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QB6_smith-county-rose-industry-and-the-tyler-rose-garden_Tyler-TX.html
A combination of sandy soil, year-round rainfall, and a long growing season make the Tyler area ideal for rose propagation. First known commercial production began here in the 1870s when industry pioneers such as G.A. McKee and Mathew Shamburger (…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Q8J_headache-springs-c-s-a_Tyler-TX.html
A quarter mile north of this site is "Headache Springs," noted for its healing mineral waters. During the Civil War, as sea blockades cut off imports, a Confederate medical laboratory operated here. One of nine, and only one west of Mississippi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Q8I_vial-fragosa-trail_Lindale-TX.html
In this vicinity extended the Vial-Fragosa Trail blazed in 1788 by Pierre Vial and Francisco Xavier Fragosa on their way from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Natchitoches, Louisiana
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Q8H_duck-creek-soil-erosion-project_Lindale-TX.html
In 1929, one of ten erosion control research stations in the United States was set up southeast of this site for the purpose of studying erosion problems and the effectiveness of erosion control methods. This was one of the first organized efforts…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Q8G_the-major-john-dean-house_Tyler-TX.html
On land bought Jan. 22, 1863, by Frances Clarenda Rice Dean (1836-76) with Confederate pay sent home from Civil War post by husband, Major John Dean (1831-1902). Using Louisiana heart pine lumber that he himself milled and seasoned, Dean had house…
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