Details for Abram Alley Log Cabin

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089008827


Marker Number 8827
Atlas Number 5089008827
Marker Title Abram Alley Log Cabin
Index Entry Alley, Abram, Log Cabin
City Columbus
County Colorado
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 737790
UTM Northing 3288643
Subject Codes land surveys, land companies, promotional towns; cabins, log houses; pioneers
Marker Year 1977
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Bowie St., between Spring & Washington Sts.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In the 1820s, Abram Alley (d. 1862) came from Missouri to join his brothers in Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" Colony. He settled a few miles south of here on the east side of the Colorado, and in 1835 married Nancy Millar (1817 - 1893), of another pioneer family. During the Texas War for Independence, he went to the aid of settlers fleeing Santa Anna in the "Runaway Scrape," and his own home was burned. Late in 1836 he returned and built this cabin of oak logs. Here the Alleys raised two daughters and three sons and often entertained friends and travelers. RTHL - 1977