Details for Home of William Thomas Scott (Atlas Number 5203010212)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5203010212


Marker Number 10212
Atlas Number 5203010212
Marker Title Home of William Thomas Scott
Index Entry Scott, William Thomas
Address FM 1998
City Scottsville
County Harrison
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 383910
UTM Northing 3601207
Subject Codes railroad; state official; houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1963
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text (1811-1887), an 1834 Texas settler, and founder of Scottsville. Through father of his wife, Mary Rose, he was embroiled in local 1840s Regulator-Moderator Feud. Congressman and Senator in the Republic of Texas, he joined in chartering Vicksburg & El Paso Railroad (1852), a forerunner of Texas & Pacific Railway, to build a major transcontinental line through this state. He served eight terms in State Legislature. Home, built 1838-1840, has hand-hewn timbers, handmade brick. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1963