Details for Joseph W. Earnest Home (Atlas Number 5209010263)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5209010263


Marker Number 10263
Atlas Number 5209010263
Marker Title Joseph W. Earnest Home
Index Entry Earnest, Joseph W.
Address 833 Belvin St.
City San Marcos
County Hays
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 601178
UTM Northing 3305827
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text A native of Tennessee, Joseph W. Earnest (1844-1920) migrated to Hays County with his parents in 1854. He was a veteran of the Texas Rangers and Confederate Army. A merchant and cattleman, Earnest married Cevilia Cock (1850-1931) in 1870. He hired local builder Charles Sinz (1846-1903) to construct this Victorian residence in 1892. The Earnests' niece Mary Cock (1890-1976) grew up in this house. Later she and her husband Irvin Rylander (1822-1968) became the owners. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979