Uncovered Texas


Treue Der Union (Loyalty to the Union)

This German language monument, erected 1866, honors the memory of 68 men (mostly Germans) from this region who were loyal to the Union during the Civil War. Trying desperately to reach U.S. Federal troops by way of Mexico, about 40 of the men were killed by vengeful Confederates bent on annihilating....

Historical Marker - Comfort.

Chinn's Chapel Cemetery

Elisha and Mary Stowe Chinn purchased this site in 1853 and donated 10 acres atop the hill north of Lockhart Spring. As deaths occurred among the early settlers to this area, services were held in the log cabin chapel, and graves were placed nearby. Travel to the cemetery was difficult, especially f....

Historical Marker - Copper Canyon.

Mitchell, David Reed

David Reed Mitchell, born in 1797 in North Carolina, arrived in Robertson County, Texas, in 1845. He was a surveyor by trade, and had surveyed the upper Trinity and Brazos River areas in 1844. He became surveyor of the Robertson County Land District, and worked on the Mercer and Peters colonies, as ....

Historical Marker - Corsicana.

Gossett, Frank Mulder

(Aug. 25, 1892 -- Sept. 22, 1974) Houston County native Frank M. Gossett was the grandson of Andrew E. Gossett, Sr., donor of the Crockett townsite. A prominent local historian, Frank Gossett was a founder in 1922 of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, a group that later honored him as a Knight of Sa....

Historical Marker - Crockett.

Jackson, Humphrey and Sarah Merriman

Humphrey (1784-1833), Sarah Merriman Jackson (1796-1823), and their family came to Texas as members of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colony in 1823 and settled east of the San Jacinto River. Jackson's land grant opened up the San Jacinto District and expanded the perimeter of Austin's grant, providi....

Historical Marker - Crosby.

Hillside Cemetery

The new community of Cuero was surveyed for the Cuero Land & Immigration Co. in 1873. That same year, the city incorporated, and the GWT&P Railroad extended its track to it from Indianola. The land company conveyed 12 acres at this site for use as a municipal burial ground in 1875. By 1880, local wo....

Historical Marker - Cuero.

XIT Ranch, Heartland of Old

Great Texas ranch of international fame. Payment made in an 1882 contract for the construction of granite capitol building in Austin. As contractors, some out-of-state investors (headed by the wealthy Chicago merchants, John V. and Senator C.B. Farwell) built the largest state capitol in North Ameri....

Historical Marker - Dalhart.

Temple Emanu-el Cemetery

Established by Temple Emanu-el congregation in 1884, this was the second Jewish cemetery in Dallas. The first burials which occurred here were those of Russian immigrants Aaron L. Levy and Jacob Rosenthal. Both men were born in Russia on June 2, 1856, and died in Dallas on October 7, 1884. Graveston....

Historical Marker - Dallas.

Pioneer Cemetery

The area now known as Pioneer Cemetery is composed of the remnants of four early graveyards. The graves, dating from the 1850s, include many of Dallas' early settlers and civic leaders. Two of the graveyards that now make up Pioneer Cemetery were associated with early Dallas fraternal organizations.....

Historical Marker - Dallas.

Confederate Memorial

Erected by Daughters of the Confederacy in memory of our soldiers in heroic self-sacrifice and devoted loyalty gave their manhood and their lives to the South in her hour of need. (Inscription on front of monument) In Memoriam "Their names graved on memorial columns are a song heard far in the futur....

Historical Marker - Denton.

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