Details for D. A. Parker House (Atlas Number 5083001143)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5083001143

Data

Marker Number 1143
Atlas Number 5083001143
Marker Title D. A. Parker House
Index Entry Parker, D. A., House
Address
City Novice
County Coleman
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 437787
UTM Northing 3537154
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 2 miles west of Novice on FM 1770, then 1 mile south on CR 488
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text A native of Ohio, David Absalom Parker (b. 1849) came to Coleman County in 1876 with his wife, Nannie Rachel (Atkinson). Soon after, they constructed this two-story stone residence. Parker became a prominent area cattleman and helped establish the town of Novice when rail lines were built to the area in 1910. The owner of a general store and cotton gin, he was instrumental in the formation of school, church, and post office. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983