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German-English School, Site of

Established by German immigrants in 1880, the German-English School was an early school in the Bartlett area. First called Indian Creek School, the name was changed due to popular usage and the nature of instruction, which was in English during the winter and and German during the summer. Closely as....

Historical Marker - Bartlett Vicinity.


Wilbarger House

Built 1842 by Major A. M. Brooks of hand-hewn cedar and pine in Colonial style. Bought 1850's by James H. Wilbarger, son of famous Indian victim Josiah P. Wilbarger. Home has been scene of social and musical events, and remains in original condition except for additions. Sam Houston, president of Te....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Chambers, Margaret, Home

This Greek Revival residence was built in 1853 for Bartholomew Manlove (b. 1776), who was elected the first mayor of Bastrop two years later. In 1857, the property was sold to Margaret Chambers (d. 1897). Formerly married to Josiah Wilbarger (d. 1844), the well-known survivor of an 1833 Indian attac....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Coleman, Col. Robert, Site of the Home of

(1799-1837) Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence; aide-de-camp to Gen. Houston at San Jacinto; commander of a regiment of Rangers 1836-37. Here is widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman and son, Alvert V. Coleman were killed by Indians and Thomas Coleman, aged five was captured February 18, 1839. ....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Jenkins Home, Old

Built about 1836 for Sarah Jenkins, whose first husband was scalped by Indians, her second killed at the Alamo. Home to 7 generations. Its men were at Battle of San Jacinto, the Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and in the Texas Rangers. Recorded Texas Historic Landm....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Bastrop, Early History of the City of

Long before white men arrived, this region was inhabited by Tonkawa and Comanche Indians. In 1691 the first Spanish explorers crossed this territory en route to east Texas. From their route, parts of "El Camino Real" (the King's Highway) were blazed, thus placing Bastrop on a major early travel arte....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Gotier Trace

Originated in 1820s. Crossed the present counties of Austin, Washington, Fayette, Lee, Bastrop; joined San Felipe, capital of Stephen F. Austin's colony, with Bastrop. Marked by James Gotier, a settler who (with several in his family) died in an Indian massacre near this trace in 1837. Like most ear....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Copano, Site of the Town of

Named for the Indians who lived here; Important Texas port, 1722-1870; The landing place of many colonists; Winter quarters of the Texas Revolution Army in 1835; PROPOSED TEXT FOR SUPPLEMENTAL PLATE: This marker was moved from its original location on Copano Bay (5 miles northeast of this site) in 1....

Historical Marker - Bayside.


Chaison, Jean Baptiste

(August 7, 1745 - July 20, 1854) Jean Baptiste ("Jonas") Chaison was born in Nova Scotia, of French parents. After imprisonment by the British during the French and Indian War, he and his parents fled in 1763 to France, where he was soon orphaned. He returned to North America, and joined the Colonia....

Historical Marker - Beaumont.


Collier's Ferry

Main crossing on Old Jasper Road and alternate crossing on Opelousas Trail from Liberty through Beaumont to Louisiana. Used as early as 1750, route followed Indian traces and was highway for explorer-settlers, priests, soldiers, trades from Spain, france and Anglo-America. Ferry's most important use....

Historical Marker - Beaumont.



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