Uncovered Texas


White Rock Chapel

Formed in the Freedman's community of Upper White Rock (settled by former slaves from the nearby Coit, Caruth and Obier plantations), White Rock Chapel Methodist Church was organized after a meeting at the home of George Coit. Founding members purchased land on White Rock Creek beside a small Africa....

Historical Marker - Addison.

Addison State Bank

This building was completed in 1913 to house the Addison State Bank, which had been organized the previous year to serve the new railroad community of Addison. After the bank's demise in 1926, the brick commercial structure served as a mercantile store for many years. Featuring corbeled brickwork in....

Historical Marker - Addison.

Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church

First Methodist Church in the county. Began as Sunday School in home of Isaac addison, early settler. Later moved to home of Mrs. Elizabeth Scott. Organized about 1839 by Robt. Alexander, famous pioneer minister. Soon a small, hand-hewn frame building was erected and named for Mrs. Scott. Land conta....

Historical Marker - Caldwell.

Waugh Campground

Given to Methodist church as a camp-meeting site, by the Isaac S. Addison family. Mrs. Addison named camp in honor of Bishop Beverly Waugh, who presided at first Methodist Conference in Texas, and who, like the Addisons, was from Baltimore, Md. Site was used for quarterly conferences of the church a....

Historical Marker - Caldwell.

Litton, Addison

Star and Wreath Came to Texas in 1827. Served in the Army of Texas, 1836. Member of Captain Gibson Kuykendall's company at Harrisburg. Died in Bastrop County in 1847. Erected by the State of Texas, 1956....

Historical Marker - Cedar Creek.

Central Christian Church of Comanche

In 1855, Dr. G. W. Montgomery came to Comanche from Mississippi. He built a log cabin near his home, holding religious services there. In the late 1860s and 1870s the building was used for both a church and a school. It is believed that most members of this church transferred their membership to the....

Historical Marker - Comanche.

Amy Settlement

In 1875 brothers David, Harrison, Madison, and Addison Hobbs left Mississippi and settled here in what was then known as the Big Creek Thicket. A settlement named Hobbs Thicket emerged and in the early 1880s the 2-room Hobbs Thicket Schoolhouse was built. Although travel over the area's muddy roads ....

Historical Marker - Cooper.

First Christian Church of Fort Worth

City's pioneer congregation, organized by the Rev. A.M. Dean, who with hymn book and revolver came in 1855 to the riotous six-year-old hamlet on the Trinity. He held services (at present Belknap and Houston streets) in a log house built for Post Surgeon, 2nd Dragoons, U.S. Army, stationed at fort th....

Historical Marker - Fort Worth.

Texas Christian University

Founded during 19th century Christian Restoration Movement, by Joseph Addison Clark (1815-1901) and sons Addison (1842-1911) and Randolph (1844-1935). Joseph A. Clark, born in Illinois, came to Republic of Texas in 1839. A teacher, preacher, lawyer, surveyor, editor and publisher, he also was Fort W....

Historical Marker - Fort Worth.

Frankford Cemetery

In the early days of settlement, this area served as a stop for cattle drives and for travelers on the Preston Road. Later the community of Frankford, the site of a post office until the early 1900s, was located nearby. This community cemetery was used as early as 1862, when area pioneer Eliga M. Ya....

Historical Marker - Frankford.

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