Details for Beaty-Orton House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5241010433


Marker Number 10433
Atlas Number 5241010433
Marker Title Beaty-Orton House
Index Entry Beaty-Orton House
Address 206 S. Main
City Jasper
County Jasper
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 404357
UTM Northing 3421123
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; state official; Victorian (architectural term); pioneers
Marker Year 1976
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Twice the property of Beaty family members, this lot was purchased by Thomas Beaty in 1843 and sold in 1851. His grandson, John T. Beaty (1855-1937), acquired the site again in 1888 and erected this 2-story Victorian residence of native pine. A lawyer and a former Jasper County sheriff, Beaty served three terms as state senator from the 14th District, 1901-1906. After Beaty's death, his daughter, Marguerite, and her husband, local druggist J. M. Orton (d. 1942), occupied the house. In 1971 Mrs. Orton (d. 1973) sold it to the city of Jasper, which later restored it. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976

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