Details for Rawlins Homestead (Atlas Number 5113006833)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006833


Marker Number 6833
Atlas Number 5113006833
Marker Title Rawlins Homestead
Index Entry Rawlins Homestead
City Lancaster
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 709264
UTM Northing 3606800
Subject Codes Greek Revival (Architectural style); houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1964
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location FM 342 and Lancaster-Hutchins Rd.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text In 1845 Roderick Rawlins the elder settled this area. His son Roderick A. Rawlins (1833 - 1910) married his teacher, Virginia Bledsoe, daughter of the founder of Lancaster. They started this house in 1855. After serving as a Confederate officer during the Civil War (1861-65), Capt. Rawlins rebuilt his home in the popular Greek Revival style. It stood halfway between Waxahachie and Dallas. Travelers obtained water and sometimes camped at its well. RTHL - 1964