Details for Marshall-Chapman Home (Atlas Number 5209010300)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5209010300


Marker Number 10300
Atlas Number 5209010300
Marker Title Marshall-Chapman Home
Index Entry Marshall-Chapman Home
Address 500 Mercer St.
City Dripping Springs
County Hays
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 587443
UTM Northing 3340435
Subject Codes post office; houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Burrell J. Marshall (1826-1872) built this residence in 1871 by adding rooms of native limestone to an existing frame structure. He used his home briefly as a post office while he was postmaster. When Marshall died in 1872, his widow Martha (1835-1924) married Wm. Thomas Chapman (1835-1917), who also became postmaster and a trustee of the Dripping Springs Academy. Marshall and Chapman family members owned the house until 1942, when John and Clara Wilson bout it. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976