Willis Cigar Factory – Willis, Texas

This historical marker is located at the corner of Bell and Waverly. This was only one of eight cigar factory sites that were in operation in the late 1800's. There is nothing left of the cigar factory today. The industry faded when a tariff on Cuban cheap cigarettes was lifted. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark -…

Old Dr. Wm. P. Powell Home – Willis, Texas

This marker is located on the corner of Wood and Stewart St. on the Powell home itself. This was a very disappointing marker to add to my collection. Why do I say that?¬† Well, what I saw was not what I expected. I know this is only the remaining portion of the home but it…

Willis Male and Female College – Willis, Texas

This marker is located at the corner of Rodgers and Thomason St. in Willis. No known photos are available for this original school. This school served all grades and the college. Rev. S.N. Barker, pastor of the Willis Methodist Church, and his wife became the first administrators of the College. A practice at one time…

Do You Believe? Help me explain this

So I just posted pictures of my latest Historical Marker. I noticed an Orb in one of my pictures. I've seen people post pictures of them before but have never experienced¬† it for myself. None of the other pictures have this and it just so happens it is at a Historical Church Garden. Am I…

Willis Methodist Church – Willis, Texas

This marker is located at the corner of Waverly and Thomason Street in Willis. The church is one of the oldest in Willis and is very well maintained. On the side of this church is a beautiful garden which has dedication markers and a memorial brick pathway running through it. It is a very peaceful…

Thomas Chapel United Methodist Church – Willis, Texas

This marker is located at 512 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. (corner of Martin Luther King Blvd (Waverly St.) and Holland. This church was in existence before the town was founded in 1870, making it the oldest congregation in Willis. The windows on this church are beautiful and really bring out the history behind this…