Details for The Alexander Hamilton House (Atlas Number 5123005284)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5123005284


Marker Number 5284
Atlas Number 5123005284
Marker Title The Alexander Hamilton House
Index Entry Hamilton, Alexander, House
Address 906 North Esplanade
City Cuero
County DeWitt
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 666564
UTM Northing 3219970
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 906 North Esplanade, Cuero
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Alexander Hamilton (1846-1906) came in 1850 with relatives from Kentucky to Texas. As a Civil War veteran and businessman, he moved in 1873 to Cuero, where he was to be merchant banker - manufacturer - rancher pioneering in Hereford cattle. Married in 1876, he saved gold coins from his cash box and built (1883) this elegant house for his young wife, Annie E. (Thornton), and their sons. The structure was modified in 1937 by the son who now owns and preserves it. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976