Uncovered Texas

Post Office


US Post Office-Pampa Main TX

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National Register - Pampa.


US Post Office and Federal Building

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National Register - Port Arthur.


Silverio de la Pena Drugstore and P.O.

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National Register - Rio Grande City.


Round Rock PO/William M. Owen House

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National Register - Round Rock.


Pearce Chapel - Strip Cemetery

The only landmark of the Strip Community, named for its location on a 1.5 by 15-mile strip of land opened to homesteaders in the 1890s. William Houston Pearce (1844-1926) moved into the area in 1895 and started a school, called "Round-Top", or "Strip". Small groups began to worship in the schoolhous....

Historical Marker - Abernathy.


Acton Cemetery

Location of Acton historic site, smallest state park in Texas. Includes the grve of Mrs. Elizabeth P. Crockett (1788-1860), widow of the Alamo hero David Crockett, and 2 of his children. In 1911 a monument and statue were erected to her memory. Acton (formerly Comanche Peak Post Office) was named in....

Historical Marker - Acton.


Acton Methodist Church

Settlement of Acton, originally known as Comanche Peak Post Office, began in the early 1850's. By 1855 several local churches, including the Methodist congregation which gave rise to this church, formed a union church and shared a sanctuary on nearby Walnut Creek. Beginning in 1868 union church serv....

Historical Marker - Acton.


Acton Public Square

The oldest community in what is now Hood County, Acton was settled during the 1850's. First called "Comanche Peak" when a post office was established here on March 10, 1856, the town was renamed "Acton" before the post office was reopened, March 16, 1868. Clarence P. Hollis, pioneer merchant and ear....

Historical Marker - Acton.


Townsen's Mill

Built on Mill Branch in 1872, Perry and Jasper Townsen's steam mill cut "rawhide" lumber and ground wheat and corn. Post office established 1881 moved in 1891 to Adamsville store of John Adams and The Rev. McCall Smith. Mr. Smith built, and was pastor of, earliest Presbyterian church there.....

Historical Marker - Adamsville.


Admiral Baptist Church

Organized in 1881 with nine charter members, this church first served pioneer settlers of the Admiral community. Services were conducted in a family log cabin, under brush arbors, or in local schoolhouses until members built a sanctuary here near the turn of the century. Known early as Shiloh Baptis....

Historical Marker - Admiral.



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