Britton Dawson Home
Historical Marker
Navarro County, Texas


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Britton Dawson Home

Granted a bounty of Navarro County land for his participation in the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836, cattleman Britton Dawson (1817-1905) settled here in 1847. He occupied a three-room cabin before erecting this two-and-one-half story Greek revival house in 1858-59. Built of cypress hauled by oxcart from the Texas Gulf Coast, the structure has an unusual suspended gallery on the second floor. A residence for Dawson's large family, it also served as a stage stop. Land for Dawson town site was donated in 1881 by two of Dawson's sons, Dave and Henry. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977

 

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