Details for Old Thompson Home (Atlas Number 5181011541)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5181011541


Marker Number 11541
Atlas Number 5181011541
Marker Title Old Thompson Home
Index Entry Thompson House, Old
City Denison
County Grayson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 723584
UTM Northing 3734857
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; post office
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location at Loy Lake Park, Hwy 75 south and Loy Lake Road
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Oldest house in Grayson County. Contained county's first post office. Built 1830 near Preston Bend, important trail crossing on Red River. Builder was James G. Thompson, first Chief Justice (county judge), Grayson County, and ancestor of leaders in the area's business and civic life. Structure, of white oak logs, has walnut picture rails and chair rails, pegged Salem "cross and Bible" doors. It was moved here from site of Lake Texoma. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1968 Restored by Nellie Blankenship Chambers, 1950