Details for John Peter Kelsey Home (Atlas Number 5427002798)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5427002798


Marker Number 2798
Atlas Number 5427002798
Marker Title John Peter Kelsey Home
Index Entry Kelsey, John Peter, Home
Address Water and Mirasoles St.
City Rio Grande City
County Starr
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 518040
UTM Northing 2917569
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of Water Street and Mierisoles Street, Rio Grande City.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built 1852. Kelsey moved here in 1848 with wife Amanda C. Brooks, first Corpus Christi school teacher. Operated general store. During Civil War, he moved business to Mexico. Returned to Texas in 1877. Died in 1898.