The Lewis J. Wilson Building – Navasota, Texas

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This Historical Marker is located on a building on Washington Avenue. If you are driving through Navasota just look around at all the buildings, you are bound to come across a marker. This town has Historical Markers to visit and  places to do some shopping so its worth stopping by.

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Lewis J. Wilson along with several others were the first merchants to establish businesses in Navasota which helped build this town.

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Historical Marker Reads:

The Lewis J. Wilson Building – Navasota, Texas

A native of Connecticut, Lewis J. Wilson (1832-1895) moved with his parents to Grimes County in 1851. His father Samuel opened a general merchandise business in Anderson. Lewis managed the store until 1861 when he left to serve in the Civil War. After the war he returned to Anderson and opened a mercantile store in partnership with W. R. Howell and John Quincy Yarborough. They completed construction of this brick building in 1871 for a second establishment. Wilson was the sole proprietor by 1881 and continued to manage the business until his death.

Recorded Historical Marker Year 1980

 

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