Details for John Wesley Love Home (Atlas Number 5073006872)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5073006872

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Marker Number 6872
Atlas Number 5073006872
Marker Title John Wesley Love Home
Index Entry Love, John Wesley, Home
Address 724 Cherokee Street
City Jacksonville
County Cherokee
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 286130
UTM Northing 3539094
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 724 Cherokee Street
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Known as "The Peach King" for his large peach orchards, John Wesley Love was born near Jacksonville in 1858. He and his wife, Texanna (Pickens), had this home built in 1902-03 to accommodate their family of twelve children. The turn-of-the-century Victorian-style house features a two-tiered, wraparound porch with hand-finished millwork ornamentation. The Love home is a stately reminder of Jacksonville's rich heritage and traditions.