Details for Tol Barret House (Atlas Number 5347009249)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5347009249


Marker Number 9249
Atlas Number 5347009249
Marker Title Tol Barret House
Index Entry Barret, Tol, House
City Nacogdoches
County Nacogdoches
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; oil/petroleum topics
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This farmhouse was first owned by T. J. Johnson, founder of Melrose (11 mi. E), and his wife Amanda. In 1848 it became the home of Amanda's sister Julia, the wife of John B. Hardeman. In the 1860s Amanda gave it to her foster daughter Angelina Martha (Thomas) and son-in-law Lyne Taliaferro "Tol" Barret (1832-1913), who drilled the first producing oil well in Texas near Oil Springs (12 mi. SE) in 1866. Occupied by Barret descendants until 1956, the house was moved here in 1975. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981