Uncovered Texas

Civil War


Grimes County

On road used 1690 by Spanish explorer Alonso de Leon. In 1821 Andrew Millican began settlement. Henry Fanthorp opened his inn 1834, a post office 1835. Kenneth Anderson, last Vice-President, Republic of Texas, died at Fanthorp's, 1845. After his burial here town was named for him. County created and....

Historical Marker - Anderson.


Rocky Hollow Cemetery

In the 1850s, a group of pioneer Black slaves came to this area from Union County, Arkansas, and founded what is now known as the Rocky Hollow Community. This cemetery soon was established on land given by Thomas P. Chapman. Although it was used before the Civil War began, the first marked grave, th....

Historical Marker - Andice.


Warthan Cemetery

George Washington Warthan came to Texas from Tuscaloosa, Alabama with brothers Thomas I. And Robert J. in 1852. G.W. wed Amanda Johnson, and the couple settled in the Red River Valley in 1855. In 1861, he mustered into Company E of the 32nd Texas Cavalry and during his service saw action in more tha....

Historical Marker - Annona.


Garland Cemetery

Joseph and Martha Starks Wagley came to Red River County from Louisiana in 1833, settling in this area south of present-day Annona. The couple had eight children by the time of Martha's death in 1857, and Joseph later married widow Nancy Ann Coffee, with whom he had an additional two children. He se....

Historical Marker - Annona.


Fort Phantom Hill, C.S.A.

Located 10 miles east, 9 miles south on Old Butterfield Stageline. Upon secession, company of First Regiment Texas Mounted Rifles used it as an outpost to give protection against Indians. Stopover on way west for some Union sympathizers and people wanting to avoid conflict of war. In 1862 the fronti....

Historical Marker - Anson.


Jones County Courthouse

The Seventh Texas Legislature created Jones County in 1858 and named it for Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas. The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the area's untamed wilderness combined to postpone the county's formal organization until 1881. Voters selected Jones City, later r....

Historical Marker - Anson.


Jones County

Site of emigrant trail, the frontier military road, and Fort Phantom Hill, founded in 1851 to guard the military road. County created 1858 from Bexar and Bosque counties. Named for Anson Jones (1798-1858), a veteran of San Jacinto, minister to the U.S., Secretary of State and last President of the T....

Historical Marker - Anson.


El Paso

Largest U.S. city on the Mexican border. Named for the mountain pass. Historic gateway for Indians, priests, gold-seekers, traders, stages. Federal troops occupied this area longer than any other in Texas during the Civil War. Agricultural, industrial and military center. Texas Western College, Span....

Historical Marker - Anthony.


Mount Zion Cemetery

Mount Zion Cemetery, in the J.J. Warren Survey, originally served early dispersed communities, including Crib Creek, Alabama Creek, Trevat, Helmic, Crecy, Centralia, North Cedar and Apple Springs. The earliest marked stone, that of Sarah A. Womack, dates to 1856, and there are others dating to the 1....

Historical Marker - Apple Springs.


Bethel Cemetery

The Bethel Cemetery has served the community of Appleby since the 1880s. The burial groundís name comes from the Bethel community, which developed in the late 19th century as the focal point of what would become Appleby. By 1878, residents established a church and school in the area. Appleby experie....

Historical Marker - Appleby.



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