Details for McKain Family Home (Atlas Number 5467011427)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5467011427


Marker Number 11427
Atlas Number 5467011427
Marker Title McKain Family Home
Index Entry McKain Family Home
Address 307 E. High
City Wills Point
County Van Zandt
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 780699
UTM Northing 3622942
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built 1874 for Thomas J. and Mattie Cornelia Bagby McKain-- first couple married in Wills Point. McKain had come to Texas in 1870 from Florida; his bride, born in Virginia, was educated at Old Trinity University, Tehuacana. McKain (1849-1922), a merchant and Texas immigration promoter, served as the first (and also later) mayor of Wills Point, and was alderman and school trustee. Lumber for the house came by ox-wagon from Longview. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1968


McKain Family Home (RTHL)
McKain Family Home (RTHL)