Details for Joseph B. Rogers House (Atlas Number 5209010317)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5209010317


Marker Number 10317
Atlas Number 5209010317
Marker Title Joseph B. Rogers House
Index Entry Rogers, Joseph B.
City Driftwood
County Hays
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 598694
UTM Northing 3332243
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1975
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location take RR 967 E approx. 4 miles
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text The son of settlers who came to Texas in 1831, Joseph B. Rogers (1833-1912) served with Terry's Texas Rangers in the Civil War. In 1869 he bought this land and in early 1870s hired local workmen to build this native limestone house. Like many pioneer homes, it had a central hall and a chimney at each end. The wooden porch was replaced with concrete in 1916. Rogers' son, Martin Oldham Rogers (1899-1975), and his wife, Minnie Lea Posey Rogers, have preserved the structure. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1975