Details for Nance Farm (Atlas Number 5113006795)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006795

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Marker Number 6795
Atlas Number 5113006795
Marker Title Nance Farm
Index Entry Nance Farm
Address 1325 Greenbrook
City De Soto
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 700707
UTM Northing 3610512
Subject Codes farms; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Otway Bird Nance (1805 - 1874) brought his family here from Kentucky in 1851 and bought this land through the Peters Colony in 1856. Begun in the 1850s, this residence was later enlarged and Victorian detailing added. It originally faced north but was rotated in the early 1900s to face east. Near the farmhouse, a barn, curing shed, and an elevated water tank have been preserved. The Nance family owned this site until 1951. It was purchased by the city of De Soto in 1975. RTHL 1976