Details for Earthman Farm (Atlas Number 5149001365)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149001365


Marker Number 1365
Atlas Number 5149001365
Marker Title Earthman Farm
Index Entry Earthman Farm
City La Grange
County Fayette
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes farms; houses, residential buildings; Native Americans
Marker Year 1972
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location N/A - missing
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Established 1835 with one-room log cabin as settlers' dwelling. In 1841, a party of Indians was alleged to have killed, scalped, and mutilated the body of young Henry Earthman, who was hunting horses (with his brother Fields) near their home. Fields Earthman took the news of the murder to Rutersville College (8 Mi. E), and nearly all boys at school spent the ensuing three weeks hunting fruitlessly for Indians. Present house was built 1877. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1972.