Uncovered Texas


San Augustine County Courthouse

San Augustine County Courthouse When the town of San Augustine was platted in 1834, this property was reserved for the public square, but it was another 20 years before the first courthouse was constructed here. San Augustine was one of the 23 original counties established after Texas won independen....

Historical Marker - San Augustine.

United Confederate Veterans William P. Rogers Camp No. 322

"United Confederate Veterans William P. Rogers Camp No. 322 The United Confederate Veterans (UCV) began in 1889 and grew in popularity following the death and burial of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis a few months later. Camps formed across the South, and annual reunions allowed Confede....

Historical Marker - San Saba.

Bolivar Cemetery

The town of Bolivar was laid out by Dr. Hiram Daily in 1852 with a burial plot on high ground nearby. Though the site had probably been used as a burial ground for many years, the earliest marked grave is that of 4-month-old Zolly Cofer Waide, who was born and died in 1863. G. A. Grissom, a prominen....

Historical Marker - Sanger.

Spanish Fort

The Commission allocated $1,500 for the monument erected near the site of the original fort. The shaft of Texas red granite rises eight feet above its triple-stepped base. The plaque, designed by Raoul Josset, symbolizes the Taovayas Indian and relates the early history of the region. The memorial w....

Historical Marker - Spanish Fort.

Adobe Walls, Battle of

Was fought here November 25, 1864, when Colonel Christopher (Kit) Carson (1809-1868) with a few companies of United States troops under the protection of the Adobe Walls attacked a band of hostile Kiowa and Commanche Indians and killed over 60 braves. This was "Kit" Carson's last fight. (1936)....

Historical Marker - Stinnett.

Lively, The

First vessel with emigrants to Austin's colony landed here December 23, 1821. The Battle of Velasco was fought here June 26, 1832. Public and secret treaties of peace between the Republic of Texas and General Santa Anna were signed here May 14, 1836. Dedicated May 14, 1936 The Battle of Velasco was ....

Historical Marker - Surfside Beach.

World War I Memorial

In memory of the men from Bowie County, Texas and Miller County, Arkansas, who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country in the World War 1917-1918. They and their comrades fought not for selfish gain nor for one foot of added territory, but for the highest ideal ever upheld by man-....

Historical Marker - Texarkana.

Rose Hill Cemetery

One of the oldest cemeteries in Texarkana. Founded as "City Cemetery" in 1874, shortly after the town was established in December, 1873. Here lie the remains of some of the city's first citizens-- plantation owners, the livery stable owner, country doctors, lawyers, the cabinet maker, and 2 known me....

Historical Marker - Texarkana.

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery

The Texas and Pacific Railroad founded Texarkana on December 8, 1873. Anthony Ghio and Col. R.W. Rodgers purchased town lots on the first day of sale. They and several other residents formed Sacred Heart Catholic Church under the leadership of Father Theodore Buffard, a priest from Galveston who ser....

Historical Marker - Texarkana.

Henry, Otis, Monument


Historical Marker - Texarkana.

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