Details for Oldest Home in Jacksonville (Atlas Number 5073006619)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5073006619


Marker Number 6619
Atlas Number 5073006619
Marker Title Oldest Home in Jacksonville
Index Entry Jacksonville, Oldest Home in
Address 428 South Patton St.
City Jacksonville
County Cherokee
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 285072
UTM Northing 3538356
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 428 South Patton St. in Jacksonville
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Begun in Texas colonial style, 1857. W. A. Brown (1841-1933), veteran of Gen. N. B. Forrest's Confederate Cavalry, built main structure, 1874. Victorian additions 1890s. Lumber, hand-sawn heart pine, cut nearby. Square nails. Brick of local iron-ore clay. Fine walnut staircase, craftsman lived with the family. Reared here was J. L. "Lem" Brown, merchant, author of "Larissa," a history of this area.