Historical Markers in
Harrison County, Texas

Adams House Albert & Katie Van Hook House Alexander Travis Hawthorn Arnot House Bailey Anderson Bethel United Methodist Church Bethesda Baptist Church Bishop College Booker T. Washington School Confederate Capitol of Missouri Confederate Memorial Confederate Memorial County Line Cemetery Cumberland Presbyterians in Harrison County Dr. Matthew W. Dogan, Sr. Dr. Samuel Floyd Vaughan Home East Texas Baptist University Ebenezer Methodist Church Edgemont Elks Building Ewing Chapel Cemetery First Baptist Church First Methodist Church First Presbyterian Church First State Bank of Hallsville Former Site of Old Concord Methodist Church and Concord Masonic Lodge Forrest-Rogers-Dollahite Cemetery Fraley-Garland House Fry-Barry House Ginocchio Hotel and Restaurant Ginocchio-Cook-Pedison House Girlhood Home of Southern Beauty Lucy Holcombe Pickens Governor Edward Clark Governor Edward Clark Greenwood Cemetery Gum Springs Cemetery Hagerty-Harris House Hallsville Harleton Harleton Methodist Church Harrison County Harrison County Harrison County Courthouse Home of Last Texas Confederate Governor Pendleton Murrah Home of William Thomas Scott Home Town of Texas Confederate General Elkanah Greer Hometown of Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Horace Randal James F. Taylor Lodge No. 169, A.F. & A.M. James Harper Starr James L. Farmer, Jr. James Leonard Farmer, Sr. Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church Joe Weisman and Company John Barry Henderson Home John T. Mills Judge J. B. Williamson House Kahn Memorial Hospital Key Log Cabin LaGrone's Chapel Lane, Walter Payne Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant Lt. Gen. George Perry Rains Magnolia Hall Marshall Marshall Marshall Cemetery Marshall Hall Marshall Hebrew Cemetery Marshall Hebrew Cemetery (HTC)(Medallion only) Marshall Pottery Marshall Powder Mill Marshall, C.S.A. Marshall-Shreveport Stagecoach Road Marshall: Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Matthew Duncan Ector Melvin B. Tolson Nesbitt Cemetery Noonday Cemetery Noonday Holiness Camp Interdenominational Old Grover Cemetery Old Powder Mill Cemetery Old Town of Port Caddo Pierce House Piney Cemetery Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Professor H. B. Pemberton Robert W. Loughery, Civil War Editor Sabine Farms Sam Houston School Sam Houston's 1857 Campaign in Marshall Sam Houston's 1857 Campaign in Marshall Simmons Hill Baptist Church Site of Central School Site of Davidson Homestead Site of Marshall Masonic Female Institute Site of Marshall University Site of Temple Moses Montefiore Site of the Capitol Hotel Site of The Confederate Hat Factory in Marshall, C.S.A. Smyrna Cemetery Smyrna United Methodist Church Solomon Ruffin Perry St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Starr Family Home Swanson's Landing Temple Emanu-El Cemetery Temple Moses Montefiore, Site of Texas & Pacific Depot The Allen House The Belle Fry Gaines House The Gregg-Furrh-Elder House The Hallsville Cemetery The Hochwald House The Hub Shoe Store The Library Movement in Marshall The Turner House Todd-McKay-Wheat House Town of Scottsville Trammel's Trace Cabin Trinity Episcopal Church Unknown Confederate Soldiers Van Zandt Hill Walter Paye Lane Ware Home Webster-Mimosa Hall Cemetery Weisman-Hirsch House Whaley House Whetstone Memorial Whetstone-Lancaster House Wigfall House Wiley Cemetery Wiley College William Bates Anderson Home William Delafield William Patillo House Woodlawn Baptist Church Woodley Cemetery Woodley House Wyalucing Wyalucing (RAZED) Young's Mill Pond
Texas has been a major oil-producing state for over a century. The first big oil discovery in Texas was the Spindletop field near Beaumont in 1901, which set off a massive oil boom that transformed the state's economy and made Texas one of the wealthiest states in the country.

Harrison County, located in northeastern Texas, has a rich history that dates back to the early 19th century. The area was originally inhabited by several Native American tribes, including the Caddo and Cherokee. In 1839, the Republic of Texas incorporated Harrison County, naming it after Jonas Harrison, a lawyer and Texas revolutionary. The county quickly became an important center for commerce and government.

During the mid-19th century, Harrison County played a significant role in the development of Texas. The discovery of oil in the nearby East Texas Oil Field in 1930 brought prosperity and growth to the county. This led to the establishment of several oil companies, driving economic development and creating job opportunities for local residents.

Harrison County was also deeply impacted by slavery and the Civil War. Prior to the war, the county was home to numerous large plantations that relied on enslaved labor for agricultural production. The war left a lasting impact on the county, which continued to struggle with racial tensions and inequality in the years following the war.

Today, Harrison County remains an important part of Texas history and boasts a diverse and vibrant community. The county is home to a number of historic sites, including the Texas and Pacific Railway Depot and the W.C. Dewberry Home and Museum, which showcase the area's rich cultural heritage. With its blend of history and modern progress, Harrison County continues to be a significant contributor to the growth and development of Texas.

  • 1839 - Harrison County established as a county in the Republic of Texas
  • 1840 - Marshall becomes the county seat of Harrison County
  • 1861-1865 - Harrison County residents serve in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War
  • 1873 - Great Fire of Marshall destroys much of the city
  • 1881 - First telephone exchange established in Marshall
  • 1902 - Texas and Pacific Railway brings economic growth to the county
  • 1930s - Oil discovery leads to an economic boom in Harrison County
  • 1979 - East Texas Oil Museum opens in Kilgore, showcasing the region's oil industry
  • 2005 - Hurricane Rita causes significant damage to the county
  • 2020 - Present day