Details for The Connellee House (Atlas Number 5133001038)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5133001038


Marker Number 1038
Atlas Number 5133001038
Marker Title The Connellee House
Index Entry Connellee House, The
Address 515 S. Lamar
City Eastland
County Eastland
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 517020
UTM Northing 3584439
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1972
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Home of Charles U. Connellee (1851-1930), who opened much of West Texas to settlement. Coming as a surveyor from Kentucky in 1874, he platted town of Eastland and promoted it as a county seat. He built lower story of his home in 1876, of lumber hauled from Dallas by oxwagon, and kept open house for all of West Texas. Second story was added in 1924. Further remodeled in 1956, 1963, 1971, the structure is preserved by Judge and Mrs. Austin McCloud. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1972