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Black Education in Bryan

On March 30, 1885, the City of Bryan purchased seven lots in this area as a site for a public school to provide separate but equal and impartial instruction for black children of the community, as prescribed by the Texas State Constitution of 1876. The "Bryan Public School for Colored" was the first....

Historical Marker - Bryan.


Hawkins, Simon Peter

A pioneer leader in Wichita County, Simon Peter Hawkins was born in Crockett County, Tenn. He married Sara A. Hardin (1852-1937) in 1869. They had eight children. With his brother-in-law John G. Hardin, Hawkins moved his family to Johnson County, Texas, in 1875. Seeking better land, the men found lu....

Historical Marker - Burkburnett.


Thrift

(Ghost Townsite, 1.25 miles north) "Newtown", or "Thrift", originated about 1919 in the northwestern extension of the Burkburnett Oil Field. Early in its existence it gained prestige by the founding of a bank--the only one in the area at that time. Mostly a tent city, Thrift suffered many fires. One....

Historical Marker - Burkburnett Vicinity.


Burnet Bulletin

Established in the early 1870s, this weekly newspaper has been in continuous operation for more than one hundred years. The first editor on record was George Whitaker, who served in that position until 1874. In 1898, the paper was sold to L. C. and J. H. Chamberlain, members of a pioneer Burnet Coun....

Historical Marker - Burnet.


Cook Home

Built 1873 in Victorian style, with large bay window, solid walnut staircase, three fireplaces; was remodeled but retains original floor plan. House was bought 1890 by Judge J. G. Cook, a noted lawyer, and remained in Cook family several generations. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968....

Historical Marker - Burnet.


Thomas Ranch House

In 1864 a log home and a "spring house" (used to cool milk) were built on this site by Frank Thomas, rancher. Present rock house, built to catch breeze, was added 1880-1882; is of limestone quarried 3 miles northeast. Fire (1910) razed log house. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1968....

Historical Marker - Burnet.


Johnson, General Adam R.

Star and Wreath Home County of Texas Confederate Joined C. S. Army 1861. Cavalry scout with Gen. Nathan B. Forest 1861-62. Commanded Partisan Rangers 1862-64 executing daring exploits behind enemy lines in Kentucky area. Took Newburgh, Indiana with 12 men and stovepipe "cannon". Promoted brigadier g....

Historical Marker - Burnet.


New Hope Baptist Church #3

Thirty former members of the nearby Macedonia Baptist Church organized the New Hope Baptist Church #3 in 1893 with The Rev. C.J. McDonald serving as its first pastor. The congregation shared facilities with its parent church until 1899 when they built a sanctuary on two acres acquired from J.C. and ....

Historical Marker - Caddo.


Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department

Caldwell's volunteer fire department was organized as the Caldwell Hook & Ladder Co. No.1 on July 22, 1886, five years before the city of Caldwell was incorporated. The original 22 members of the association obtained their first pieces of equipment--a four-wheel truck (pulled by manpower) complete w....

Historical Marker - Caldwell.


First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell

This congregation was organized by The Rev. Hugh Wilson, an early Presbyterian missionary noted for his active work on the Texas frontier. Although the first account of the church appears in an 1850 document, it is likely that the congregation was organized soon after the City of Caldwell was founde....

Historical Marker - Caldwell.



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