Marnoch Homestead – Helotes,Texas

This Historical Marker is located at 15350 Scenic Loop Road. More than 1500 acres of land was purchased by Scottish immigrant and surgeon, Dr. George F. Marnoch in 1858. In 1859,  he had this two-and-a-half-story limestone house built by famed architect, John M. Fries. After his death, his son Gabriel, a renowned naturalist, inherited the…

John T. Floore Country Store – Helotes, Texas

This Historical Marker is located at 14492 Old Bandera Road right next to the Gugger Homestead. This is a pretty popular spot in Helotes. By the name, you may be wondering what the big deal is? In 1946, John T. Floore built a store and dance hall at this site, offering "bar, café, dance, meats,…

Gugger Homestead – Helotes, Texas

This Historical Marker is located in Old Town Helotes. Arnold Gugger built this home in 1881. He married Amilia "Mollie" Benke and they raised six children here. He also provided a mercantile store, blacksmith shop, saloon and post office where he served as postmaster. He sold the land to Bert Hielman in 1908. The current…

Helotes – Helotes, Texas

The Helotes Historical Marker is located at 14464 Old Bandera Rd, right next door to Floore's Country Store. The Gugger Homestead Historical Marker is also located in this very spot. Helotes is located approximately 20 miles Northwest of downtown San Antonio. The Helotes name actually means “corn-on-the-cob,” in Spanish.  Corn has played a great part…

Dobbin Saloon and Grill – Montgomery, Texas

I usually take time every weekend to do some traveling around Texas, searching and collecting Historical Markers. So far, I spend a lot of time in and around the cities of San Antonio, Houston and Conroe. If you look at a Texas map that's a pretty good area to cover and a bunch of markers…

Montgomery Memorial Cemetery – Montgomery, Texas

This Historical Marker is located S. side of Hwy 1097 E. 500 ft. from intersection w/ Hwy 149.  The entrance looks similar to many cemetery's but this one feels different because I noticed a lot of open space between grave sites.   As I began walking around something was just weird. The cemetery almost looked…

Mount Zion Baptist Church – Cuero, Texas

This Historical Marker is located off of Alt Hwy 77 in between Yoakum and Cuero (from Cuero, take US 77A 10 miles northeast). This was one of the first markers I ever stopped at and took a picture of. I think I was on my way to Corpus Christi for a mini vacay last year.…