Details for Old Gibbs Store (Atlas Number 5471008455)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5471008455


Marker Number 8455
Atlas Number 5471008455
Marker Title Old Gibbs Store
Index Entry Gibbs Store
Address 1116 Cedar Street
City Huntsville
County Walker
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 255696
UTM Northing 3401871
Subject Codes
Marker Year 1964
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1116 Cedar Street; Huntsville; 1114-18 11th St.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Old Gibbs Store, oldest business in Texas under original ownership and on first site. Established 1841 in Republic of Texas by Thomas Gibbs. Building erected in 1847 after Sandford Saint John Gibbs joined firm. General Sam Houston was steady customer of the partners, who became bankers after lending use of their safe to neighbors. Gibbs National Bank, established 1890, was forerunner of First National Bank, established 1922.