The Thomas Plantation and Steamboat Landing – Huntsville, Texas

This historical marker is located at From the intersection of FM 980 and FM 3454 (Thomas Lake Rd.) take FM 3454 N approx. 2 miles to Audrey Lane. There are not many people living in this quiet area. I am sure this is the kind of place where everyone knows everyone.

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Couldn’t really find much on John Richard Thomas’ plantation. The area though was highly used for shipping cotton, molasses, and other goods.

Historical Marker Reads:

The Thomas Plantation and Steamboat Landing

John Richard Thomas (1820-63) of Alabama came to Texas in 1854. Developing a 1060-acre plantation, he built wharves here on the Trinity for shipping his cotton, corn, molasses, and other goods. Thomas’ Landing was a regular port of call, giving riverboats considerable business. The Civil War (1861-65) and Thomas’ death brought adversity to his people. After 1872, when a railroad was built into Walker County, river shipping ceased. The landing, the plantation “big house” and other buildings once stood near the site now retaining the cemetery.

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