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Grayson County Texas Historical Markers

Description: Presentation containing photographs of historic markers in Grayson County, Texas, organized alphabetically by city name. Each site slide includes the name, a photograph of the marker, and (when relevant) a photograph of the building or area described by the marker.
Date: 2012
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Marker: Fort Johnson]

Description: Photograph of the marker for Fort Johnson in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Established by William G. Cooke in 1840 as a part of the defense of the military road from Red River to Austin, named in honor of Colonel Francis W. Johnson (1799-1888), commander of the Texas army at the capture of San Antonio, December 10, 1835. Place of rendezvous for the Snivley Expedition which set out April 25, 1843. The settlement in the vicinity was known as Georgetown.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Marker: George R. Reeves]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for George R. Reeves (January 3, 1826 - September 5, 1882) in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Man for whom 2600-Sq. Mi. West Texas County was named. Born in Tennessee, married Jane Moore in 1844 in Arkansas, came to Texas about 1845, was Grayson County tax collector, 1848-1850; Sheriff, 1850-1854. Served as state representative, 1855-1861, commissioned Confederate Army officer, 1863, participant in Battle of Chickamauga and Hundred Days Atlanta Campaign. Returned to legislature, 1873, Speaker of the House, 1881-1882. Recorded - 1967.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Marker: Louis Wilmouth]

Description: Photograph of the marker for Louis Wilmouth in Sadler, Texas. Text: A San Jacinto veteran - born in Kentucky, 1806 - died November 11, 1893. His wife Ellen Vittitoe Wilmouth died January 22, 1896.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Marker: Thompson House]

Description: Photograph of the marker for the Thompson House in Denison, Texas. Text: Built by Judge James G. Thompson in the early 1840's on the south bank of Red River at Preston Road. In 1942 it was bought by Ms. Nellie Chambers and moved east of Denison to save it from the advancing waters of the newly formed Lake Texoma. Upon her death, her heirs donated the home to the village. It was moved to its present location and restored in 1986.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Marker: Trading Post of Holland Coffee]

Description: Photograph of the marker for the Trading Post of Holland Coffee in Pottsboro, Texas. Text: Established about 1837 for trade with the Indians of the Red River region and the Western Plains. Here many white captives of the red men were redeemed. From its vicinity, the Snively Expedition set out for New Mexico on April 25, 1843. Abandoned after Coffee's death in 1846. Erected by the State of Texas 1936.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of 1924 Masonic Temple]

Description: Photograph of the 1924 Sherman Mason Temple building. This multistoried building with beige brick, columns, and a stone pediment is currently home to the Sherman Jazz Museum.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Allison Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of Allison Cemetery. There is a wire fence around the cemetery with a large sign that reads "Allison". There are several headstones visible in the cemetery and there are many trees near the headstones.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Andrew Hanson's Grave]

Description: Photograph of Andrew Hanson and his wife's, Anna's, tombstone in Sherman, Texas. Andrew was born in 1855 and died in 1940 and Anna was born in 1855 and died in 1915.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Andrew Hanson's Historical Marker]

Description: Photograph of Andrew Hanson's historical marker in Sherman, Texas. The plaque is on a stone column and is located in a cemetery. Behind the column is the path that goes through the cemetery.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Andrew L. Randell]

Description: Photograph of Andrew Lawrence Randell's grave marker in Sherman, Texas. He was born in 1880 and died in 1931 and was a Grandmaster of the Masons in 1921.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Antioch Baptist Church]

Description: Photograph of Antioch Baptist Church, a one-story building with an angled roof over the entrance. On each side of the entrance are small benches and potted plants and in front of the name for the church is a large tree.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Austin College]

Description: Photograph of the Austin College campus in Sherman, Texas. The photograph focuses on a square building with a parking lot beside it and trees and shrubs in front of it. The American and Texas flags are being flown in front of the building.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of B. H. Zauk]

Description: Photograph of the headstone of B. H. Zauk. The marker states that he died in 1919. The marker has been overgrown with grass.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Barron Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of the entrance to Barron Cemetery in Collinsville, Texas. The gate leading in is a short, simple chain link fence. A grave can be seen past the historical marker and trees and plants are overgrown in the cemetery.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Barron-Veazey House]

Description: Photograph of the Barron-Veazey House. The house is two stories with several windows. There is a large porch that goes around the first floor of the house. There are tall bushes outside the house and a wreath next to the front door.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Bennett-Richardson House]

Description: Photograph of Bennett-Richardson House. The house is two stories and white. There is a large porch with several white chairs sitting outside. There are snowflakes hanging in some of the windows.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Bethel Baptist Church]

Description: Photograph of a brick wall that reads Bethel Baptist Church. There is a Texas Historical Marker on the wall along with another granite marker. There is a large bell behind the brick wall.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Bethel Baptist Church #2]

Description: Photograph of Bethel Baptist Church. The church is a one story building with stained glass windows and a tower over the entrance. There are several bushes outside the church.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Binion Homestead]

Description: Photograph of the front of Binion Homestead in Pilot Grove, Texas. The home is two-stories with an attic, and a balcony spans the second story of the house. American and Texas flags are mounted on the pillars at the front of the house.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Binkley Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the former location of the Binkley Hotel in Sherman, Texas. The building has been converted into a Chase bank and there is a sign out front advertising for office space. It is a small, one-story building and has the logo for Chase near the entrance.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower]

Description: Photograph of the birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower in Denison, Texas. The building is two-stories with a balcony on the second floor that serves as a covering for the patio. The front door as a wreath with a red ribbon tied onto it and shrubs line the front of the patio.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Boy Scout Troop 1 (Troop 44)]

Description: Photograph of Boy Scout Troop 1 (Troop 44) building. The building is made of stone and wood with a wooden door. This is a flag pole in front of the building.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[Photograph of Cannon Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of Cannon Cemetery. There is a sign that reads "Cannon Cemetery" with a white cross on top of the sign. There is a large tree in the cemetery and several headstones are visible. There are flowers on some of the headstones.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West