Details for Graves-Payne House (Atlas Number 5035013078)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5035013078


Marker Number 13078
Atlas Number 5035013078
Marker Title Graves-Payne House
Index Entry Graves-Payne House
City Morgan
County Bosque
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 636984
UTM Northing 3547701
Subject Codes Vietnam War; houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 2004
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 5.3 mi. NE on SH 174, then right on CR 1140
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This home dates to the ownership of the Aaron S. Graves family, who lived in Kentucky and Missouri before settling here in the Union Hill community of Bosque County by the 1870s. A carved limestone brick in the fireplace indicates the house was built in 1876. From 1940 to 1973, it was home to the family of Shelton Payne, a Georgia native who farmed the land. The vernacular stone structure, typical of pioneer homes of the area, features gabled dormers, a hipped roof, a double-pen floor plan, low windows with segmented arches above and a chimney. The farmstead includes a windmill, a cistern and storeroom, and a well. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004