Details for Eli T. Merriman Home (Atlas Number 5209010302)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5209010302


Marker Number 10302
Atlas Number 5209010302
Marker Title Eli T. Merriman Home
Index Entry Merriman, Eli T., Home
City San Marcos
County Hays
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 620358
UTM Northing 3171672
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location in Aquarena Springs Park, Texana Village
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built about 1846 by Dr. Eli T. Merriman (1815-1867), Yale graduate, 1838 Texas settler. One of 3 San Marcos townsite owners. First physician in area. Later lived in Brownsville, Banquete, Corpus Christi. During Civil War joined Confederate army with 2 sons; one son was in Federal army. Son, Eli T., Jr., founded the Corpus Christi "Caller." Second home in San Marcos. Originally near Town Square. Built of hand-hewn timber. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965