Details for Wigfall House (Atlas Number 5203010228)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5203010228


Marker Number 10228
Atlas Number 5203010228
Marker Title Wigfall House
Index Entry Wigfall House
Address 510 W. Burleson
City Marshall
County Harrison
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 371156
UTM Northing 3602261
Subject Codes state official; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text The oldest portion of this house was erected about 1856. It was occupied soon afterward by the family of Louis Trezevant Wigfall (1816-1874). A flamboyant political leader, Wigfall strongly advocated secession and states' rights. He served as a State Legislator, United States Senator, and Confederate Senator. during the Civil War (1861-1865), Confederate officers often stayed at the Wigfall home. Later owners enlarged the structure and added Victorian features. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979