Details for William Garrett House (Atlas Number 5405007607)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5405007607


Marker Number 7607
Atlas Number 5405007607
Marker Title William Garrett House
Index Entry Garrett, William
City San Augustine
County San Augustine
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 391818
UTM Northing 3489489
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1 mi. west of San Augustine via SH 21, north side of private road
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text William Garrett (1808-84) purchased this land soon after coming to Texas in 1830. In 1861, he erected this two-story house using pine boards from his nearby sawmill. Built by slave labor, the structure had unusual free-standing columns in front and carved mantels over its six fireplaces. Garrett's home was often a stop for travelers on the Old San Antonio Road. The property was sold to Sam Parker in 1904. C. T. and Ruby (Parker) Dorsey are the current (1975) owners. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962