Historical Markers in
Fannin County, Texas

Allen's Chapel Methodist Church and Cemetery Arledge Ridge Cemetery Ashley Lodge No. 681, A. F. & A. M. Bailey Inglish Bank of Windom Benjamin Stuart Walcott Bethel Lodge No. 134 A. F. & A. M. Bethlehem Baptist Church Biard Home Biggerstaff Cemetery Blanton Chapel Methodist Church Bonham Cotton Mill Bonham Daily Favorite Bonham High School Auditorium and Gymnasium Buchanan Cemetery Burns Cemetery Carlton College Carson Cemetery Central National Road Charles Henry Christian Church of St. Mark, The Evangelist, Episcopal Clark Memorial United Methodist Church Col. James Tarleton Confederate Commissary Congressman Sam Rayburn Constantine Lodge No. 13, A. F. & A. M. Coontown Cemetery (Medallion only) Crockett Park Dial Home Dial United Presbyterian Church Dr. Daniel Rowlett Dr. Tom Douglas Spies Dr. William Chamberlayne Jones East Shady Grove Baptist Church Ector Lodge No. 687, A. F. & A. M. Ector Methodist Church Edhube Baptist Church Ely Erwin Evans Smith Fannin County Fannin County Courthouses First Baptist Church First Baptist Church of Bailey First Baptist Church of Honey Grove First Baptist Church of Ladonia First Baptist Church of Trenton First Christian Church of Bonham First Fannin County Settlement First Methodist Church of Trenton First National Bank First National Bank of Trenton First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church of Leonard First United Methodist Church of Bonham First United Methodist Church of Leonard Fort Warren Fry Homestead Galbraith House Gober Baptist Church Gober Cemetery Gober Garage Gober Public Schools Grove Hill Grove Hill Masonic Lodge Haden House Home of T. H. Sears Honey Grove City Hall Honey Grove Lodge No. 164, A. F. & A. M. Indian Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery Inglish Cemetery James Fowler Biggers James G. Gilmer James Thomas Holt John Cadwallader Neale John P. Simpson Jones' Mill Community Joseph F. Fenner Joseph Sowell Ladonia Ladonia Cemetery Ladonia Presbyterian Church Building Leonard Lindsey-Randolph Cemetery Little Bethel Baptist Church Little Jordan Cemetery Main Street Presbyterian Church McClellan-Cunningham House McCraw's Chapel McFarland Cemetery McKenzie Methodist Church Military Headquarters Northern Sub-District of Texas, C.S.A. Moore's Chapel Cemetery Morrell Boarding House Mulberry Cemetery New Salem Cemetery Oak Ridge Cemetery Oakwood Cemetery Old Baldwin Home Old Home of Pioneer Banker A. B. Scarborough Old Kirkpatrick Home Old W. W. Brownlee Home On Route of Early Texas Streetcars Portland R. E. (Bob) Stokes Homestead Rehobeth Cemetery Chapel Risser Hospital Sam Rayburn Sam Rayburn House Sam Rayburn Library and Museum Samuel Augustus Erwin Savage Savoy Methodist Church Shiloh Cemetery Site of Bartley-Woods School Site of Booker T. Washington School Site of Bralley-Pendleton School Site of Dial Schools Site of Fort Lyday Site of Hockaday Homestead Site of Smith Plantation Site of Steger Opera House Texas and Pacific Depot The Sam Rayburn Homesite Trenton Trinity Episcopal Church Trinity Episcopal Church Union Cemetery Valley Creek Vicinity of Fort Inglish Vineyard Grove Baptist Church Virginia Point Methodist Wheeler House William W. Bell Cemetery
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The Alamo, a mission in San Antonio, is perhaps the most famous historical site in Texas. It was the site of a key battle during the Texas Revolution in 1836.
Fannin County, Texas is located in the northeastern part of the state and has a rich history dating back to the early 19th century. The county was established in 1837 and was named after James Fannin, a prominent figure in Texas's fight for independence from Mexico. The area was originally home to Native American tribes, including the Caddo and Choctaw, before European settlers began to venture into the region.

During the Texas Revolution in 1836, Fannin County played a significant role in the struggle for independence. The Battle of Village Creek took place in the county, where Texian troops clashed with Mexican forces. Although the Texians won the battle, the conflict ultimately led to the massacre of James Fannin and his men at Goliad. This event became a rallying cry for Texan independence and solidarity.

In the following years, Fannin County experienced rapid growth and development. The arrival of the railroad in the 1870s expanded trade and transportation, leading to increased prosperity. Agriculture became the backbone of the county's economy, with cotton, corn, and cattle production taking center stage. The discovery of oil in the early 20th century further contributed to the region's economic growth.

Throughout its history, Fannin County has faced challenges, including natural disasters such as devastating floods in the late 1800s and early 1900s. However, the resilient community has always managed to recover and rebuild. Today, Fannin County is a thriving area, known for its rich history, charming small towns, and agricultural heritage.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Fannin County, Texas.

  • 1836: Fannin County is established as a county of Texas.
  • 1837: The county's first courthouse is constructed in the town of Warren.
  • 1839: The county seat is moved to the town of Bois d'Arc.
  • 1843: The county seat is relocated again, this time to Bonham.
  • 1845: Texas becomes a state, and Fannin County is officially recognized as part of the state.
  • 1858: Construction of a new courthouse in Bonham is completed.
  • 1861-1865: Fannin County experiences the impact of the American Civil War.
  • 1872: The first railroad is completed in the county, boosting economic growth.
  • 1886: A devastating fire destroys much of downtown Bonham, resulting in a significant rebuilding effort.
  • 1896: The Texas State Normal College is established in Bonham, later renamed Texas A&M University-Commerce.
  • 1905: Construction of a new courthouse in Bonham is completed.
  • 1930s: Fannin County experiences an economic decline during the Great Depression.
  • 1940s-1950s: Fannin County sees growth and development due to World War II and the subsequent post-war economic boom.
  • 1994: The county's current courthouse, a historic and architectural landmark, is added to the National Register of Historic Places.