Details for Home of Stephen Bethel Strawn (Atlas Number 5363005104)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5363005104


Marker Number 5104
Atlas Number 5363005104
Marker Title Home of Stephen Bethel Strawn
Index Entry Strawn, Stephen Bethel, Home of
City Strawn
County Palo Pinto
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 547062
UTM Northing 3602430
Subject Codes geology; Civil War; pioneers; military topics
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of Binney and Hinkson Sts., Strawn
Marker Size 12" x 16" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Born in Giles county, Tennessee. Came to Palo Pinto County, 1859, among first settlers in region. Married Jane Allen, July 18, 1860. Served in Co. B, State Troops, during Civil War, protecting frontier. Built this house in mid-1870s. Founded city of Strawn, 1880, to encourage Texas & Pacific Railway company to build through area. He was landowner, rancher, and banker, with interests in local coal mining activities. (1973)