Details for The Faison House (Atlas Number 5149001558)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149001558


Marker Number 1558
Atlas Number 5149001558
Marker Title The Faison House
Index Entry Faison House, The
Address 822 S. Jefferson St.
City La Grange
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 705551
UTM Northing 3309631
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 822 S. Jefferson St., La Grange.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Started 1841 as two rooms of local pine wood. Acquired 1855 and enlarged by S. S. Munger. Owned 1866-1961 by estate of N. W. Faison (1817-70), who joined 1842 Dawson expedition resisting Mexican invaders. Captured near San Antonio when many Dawson men were massacred, Faison was later pardoned by Santa Anna. While serving 1843-56 as county clerk, he worked to return bones of his slain comrades for burial on Monument Hill in 1848.