Details for Isaac McCormick Cottage, "Birthplace of Hutchinson County" (Atlas Number 5233000002)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5233000002


Marker Number 2
Atlas Number 5233000002
Marker Title Isaac McCormick Cottage, "Birthplace of Hutchinson County"
Index Entry McCormick, Isaac, Cottage
City Stinnett
County Hutchinson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 279434
UTM Northing 3967616
Subject Codes counties; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location North side of Courthouse Square, SH 207 - Stinnett
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Built 1899 with materials hauled at great peril across the Canadian - then without a bridge. Mr. McCormick, his wife, Capitola, and eight children lived in a covered wagon and a tent while they put up their house. Home became cradle of county government when it was site of first meeting to plan separate organization of Hutchinson County (which previously had been joined to Roberts County for judicial purposes). In 1901 it was one of polling places in first county election. Moved to town, 1928; donated by Edgar Britain, 1964, for museum. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967.