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 Decade: 1840-1849
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Original Platmap of the City of Palestine, TX]

[Original Platmap of the City of Palestine, TX]

Date: 1846
Creator: unknown
Description: In 1846 the Texas Legislature created Palestine to serve as seat for the newly established Anderson County. James R. Fulton, Johnston Shelton and William Bigelow were hired by the first Anderson County commissioners to survey the surrounding land and lay out a town site, consisting of a central courthouse square and the surrounding 24 blocks.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Henry Wilcox]

[Henry Wilcox]

Date: 1840 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of a sketch of Henry Wilcox, an early settler of Shoal Point. In the sketch, Mr. Wilcox is wearing a dark suit coat, a white shirt and black bow tie.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library