Details for James Azle Steward (Atlas Number 5439002713)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439002713

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Marker Number 2713
Atlas Number 5439002713
Marker Title James Azle Steward
Index Entry Steward, James Azle
Address 124 W Main Street
City Azle
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 635960
UTM Northing 3639533
Subject Codes medical topics and health professionals; pioneers
Marker Year 1986
Designations
Marker Location 124 W. Main Street, Azle
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Tennessee native James Azle Steward came to Texas prior to 1860. He and his wife, Mary E. Fowler Steward, were among the early settlers of this area. Steward was a well-known, respected pioneer physician. The settlement, which had been known by several different names at various times, was renamed Azle when Dr. Steward gave land for a townsite in 1883. He was also instrumental in the establishment of Ash Creek Cemetery. Azle Christian Church was built on land donated by the Doctor. A Mason, he was buried in Ash Creek Cemetery.