Details for Ammon Underwood House (Atlas Number 5039009612)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5039009612


Marker Number 9612
Atlas Number 5039009612
Marker Title Ammon Underwood House
Index Entry Underwood, Ammon, House
Address 582 Main Street
City East Columbia
County Brazoria
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 245252
UTM Northing 3226240
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Main St., East Columbia
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text A structure erected in noted old river port town of Marion in Republic of Texas era. First portion, of hand-hewn cedar, was built about 1835 by colonist Thomas W. Nibbs. Merchant-civic leader- soldier Ammon Underwood (1810-87) bought and enlarged house in 1838-39. In 1839 he married Rachel Jane, daughter of William and Catherine Carson, of Austin's original colony. President Anson Jones and other famous Texans often visited the Underwoods. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970