Details for John W. Bull Stone House (Atlas Number 5221002818)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5221002818


Marker Number 2818
Atlas Number 5221002818
Marker Title John W. Bull Stone House
Index Entry Bull, John W., Stone House
City Granbury vicinity
County Hood
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 598927
UTM Northing 3567924
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Native Americans
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Granbury, take FM 51 south about 14.5 miles to FM 205 west and turn southwest immediately onto CR. Follow CR about 2.7 miles southwest then take gravel road south about 1/10 miles.
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text One of earliest masonry homes in area; built in view of indian caucus site, Comanche Peak. John W. Bull (1818-98), born in Tennessee, came to Texas in 1853; preempted land here, 1861; in Jan. 1865 participated in the famed Dove Creek Indian Battle. After land grant was approved (1871), Bull hired crew under Mason Pat Gannon to build this house of stone quarried from nearby hill. Chiseled in chimney is the date "March 17, 1872".