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Nacogdoches (Images of America)

Archie P. McDonald

Nacogdoches derives its name from the Caddo tribe that once lived in central East Texas along Banita and LaNana Creeks. Franciscan father Antonio Jesus de Margil established a mission for the Caddo people there in 1716. In 1779, Antonio Gil Y’Barbo founded the puebla of Nacogdoches and built the Stone House, or Stone Fort, the town’s most enduring symbol of European influence. Nacogdoches served as headquarters for one of three administrative districts in Texas under Mexican authority and played a significant role in the Texas Revolution before stabilizing into a predominately rural and agricultural society. Two notable 20th-century developments―the selection of Nacogdoches as the home of Stephen F. Austin State University and the founding of Texas Farm Products, the city’s first major industry―changed the community into a regional education, medical, and commercial center.

Texas Land Survey Maps for Nacogdoches County

Gregory A Boyd J.D.

180 pages with 59 maps An indispensable book for any researcher interested in Nacogdoches County's history or land (or both), or its first landowners after Texas's Independence from Mexico. Each book in this series is laid out into multiple maps using a 6 mile high by 4 mile wide grid.This book contains 54 Survey maps laid out within this grid. Each Land Survey Map shows the boundaries of original parcels laid out over existing roads, railroads, waterways. These are shown as well as the original Survey-Name and the Abstract Number assigned by the Texas General Land Office to the instrument that gave ownership to that parcel. Here are a number of details about our Nacogdoches County book . . . Supplemental Maps Included (in addition to the primary Survey Maps) . . . - Where Nacogdoches County Lies Within the State (Map A) - Nacogdoches County and its Surrounding Counties (Map B) - An Index Map showing where each of the Land Survey Maps are within Nacogdoches County (Map C) - An Index Map that builds upon Map C and shows the community-center points in relationship to the county-grid (Map D) - An Index Map that builds upon Map C and shows cemeteries listed in the USGS database in relationship to the county-grid (Map E) Primary Indexes (apart from each Survey-Map's own index of survey-names) - An All-Name Index (alphabetical by last-name) for every person mentioned in the maps, utilizing both Texas General Land Office and Texas Railroad Commission data. - The Abstract Listing: this is where you find the real details behind each parcel of land.Items are listed by Abstract Number What Cities and Towns are in Nacogdoches County, Texas (and in this book)? Alazan, Appleby, Attoyac, Bonaldo, Bonita Junction, Caro, Cedar Point, Central Heights, Chireno, Clear Springs, Climax, County Line, Cushing, Dextra, Douglass, Eden, Etoile, Fitze, Fredonia Hill, Garrison, Happy Valley, Harmony, Hayward Junction, Holly Springs, La Cerda, Lacyville, Lilbert, Linn Flat, Looneyville, Mahl, Martinsville, Melrose, Nacogdoches, Nat, North Redland, Oak Flat, Oak Ridge, Orton Hill, Pisgah, Plainview, Pleasant Hill, Poe, Redfield, Sacul, Shady Grove, Shirley Creek, Suttons Mill, Swift, Trawick, Whispering Pines, Winter Hill, Woden

El Camino Real de los Tejas (Images of America)

Steven Gonzales

The Royal Road of the Tejas Indians, El Camino Real de los Tejas, was born hundreds of years ago when the Native Americans followed routes used by buffalo and other animals, realizing that these early creatures knew the best paths to take. Also known as Kings Highway, it later became a major thoroughfare used by travelers from the East coming to Louisiana, Texas, and Mexico. In 2004, El Camino Real de los Tejas took on new meaning when the historical road was designated as the 19th National Historic Trail in the United States. Development is guided by El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association housed in Austin, Texas.

Nacogdoches Now and Then

Christopher Talbot, David Lewis

Nacogdoches Now and Then documents a project taken on by Christopher Talbot and his photography class from Stephen F. Austin State University. The project involved researching historic photographs of Nacogdoches and revisiting the precise locations. The project had two objectives: 1) make art out of history, and 2) bring history alive through art. Using source photographs dating from 1882 to the mid-20th Century, Talbot and his students had to become researchers and explorers in order to realize their objectives. Readers of this book are treated to a blending of Nacogdoches’ past with present, and, using it as a model, may continue the tradition by juxtaposing their own photographic documents against time’s transformation.

Mary Austin Holley;: The Texas diary, 1835-1838

Mary Austin Holley

Reprint from the Texas Quarterly. The Holley diary is an important insight into the social and political history of early Texas.

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