Uncovered Texas

Smithville


Jenkins Home, Old


Built about 1836 for Sarah Jenkins, whose first husband was scalped by Indians, her second killed at the Alamo. Home to 7 generations. Its men were at Battle of San Jacinto, the Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and in the Texas Rangers. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964

1710 N. Main St. Bastrop, Texas

Bastrop County

Year Erected: 1964

Marker Type: Medallion & Plate

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