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King's Men Monument

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Historical Marker - Refugio.


Rutersville College

First institution of higher education in Texas recommended in 1837 by Martin Ruter, D.D. Chartered as a Methodist school in 1840. Granted four leagues of land by the Republic of Texas. After educating more than 800 students it merged in 1856 into the Texas Monument and Military Institute.....

Historical Marker - Rutersville.


Fort Griffin

(1863-1865) Renowned for brilliant Civil War victory, Sept. 8, 1863. Confederates in this form repulsed a fleet seeking to land thousands of Federal soldiers. Lt. Richard W. Dowling (1838-1867), in civilian life a Houston businessman, commanded fort during enemy assault. His men, mostly Irishmen fro....

Historical Marker - Sabine Pass.


Sabine Pass

Established in 1837 as Republic of Texas port of entry and customs office. In the Civil War had defenses of one cavalry, one artillery and three infantry companies. guarded shipping against the Federal blockade, admitting to port vital factory goods, guns, gunpowder, medicines. Guarded access to upr....

Historical Marker - Sabine Pass.


Sabine Pass Cemetery

The oldest continually used cemetery in Jefferson County, This graveyard has served the citizens of the Sabine Pass area since the 1840s. The earliest documented grave is that of a 12-year-old John A. Dashiell, son of William V.C. and Mary Dashiell, who died on August 27, 1847. The large site now kn....

Historical Marker - Sabine Pass.


Sabine Town Cemetery

S. H. Morris sold 200 acres of his land grant in the 1830s for the establishment of the town of Sabine. Businesses included a post office, customs house, wagon factory, brick kiln and a tanning yard. The Sabine Town Cemetery contains 18 known graves; Mary Jane Scott's is the earliest recorded burial....

Historical Marker - Sabine Town.


Taovayo Victory over Spain; Site of the 1759

Col. Diego Ortiz Parilla, a commandant of Presidio San Saba (near the later site of Menard) had grave Indian problems in 1759. Priests and others were killed in Comanche attacks on Mission San Saba. Comanches and their friends were allied to Frenchmen, who were trading deep in Spanish domain. Parill....

Historical Marker - Saint Jo.


World War I Peace Monument

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Historical Marker - San Angelo.


Aqueduct

Built by the Franciscan friars in 1731, the stone aqueduct was used to carry the water from the San Antonio River to irrigate the lands in the vicinity of Mission San Francisco de la Espada. The aqueduct is still in an excellent state of preservation and still in use after more than 200 years. The m....

Historical Marker - San Antonio.


Chinquapin Cemetery (Loggins Family Burial Ground)

Among the earliest settlers in the Chinquapin area were Martin and Susanna Loggins who emigrated along with their children from Tennessee in March of 1839. Shortly after their arrival their daughter Minnie, age 18, died in May of 1839, and their son Cade was killed in June of the same year. Over the....

Historical Marker - San Augustine.



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