Details for Britton Dawson Home (Atlas Number 5349011612)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5349011612


Marker Number 11612
Atlas Number 5349011612
Marker Title Britton Dawson Home
Index Entry Dawson, Britton
City Dawson
County Navarro
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Greek Revival (Architectural style); pioneers
Marker Year 1977
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Granted a bounty of Navarro County land for his participation in the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836, cattleman Britton Dawson (1817-1905) settled here in 1847. He occupied a three-room cabin before erecting this two-and-one-half story Greek revival house in 1858-59. Built of cypress hauled by oxcart from the Texas Gulf Coast, the structure has an unusual suspended gallery on the second floor. A residence for Dawson's large family, it also served as a stage stop. Land for Dawson townsite was donated in 1881 by two of Dawson's sons, Dave and Henry. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977