Zion Lutheran Church and Cemetery – Helotes, Texas

This marker is located on 9963 Leslie Road in Helotes. I could not enter the cemetery but I was able to get the pictures I needed. I was very lucky to find the actual tombstone of Anton Gugger who was the the earliest burial in this cemetery. This is a beautiful cemetery. There was also…

What Historical Marker Have You Visited? (just re-posting for the weekend)

I spend my free time locating Historical Markers. Sometimes we just happen to come across one and take the time to read it. What was the last historical marker you stopped at? Did you take a picture of it? If you haven’t taken the time to stop at a Historical Marker, I challenge you to […]

What Historical Marker Have You Visited?

I spend my free time locating Historical Markers. Sometimes we just happen to come across one and take the time to read it. What was the last historical marker you stopped at? Did you take a picture of it? If you haven't taken the time to stop at a Historical Marker, I challenge you to…

City of Willis – Willis, Texas

This historical marker was difficult to find using the Historical Marker Atlas. The marker is actually located at the corner of E. Stewart Street and N. Danville. It is next to the Willis Car Service and across the street from Wise Grocery and Hardware. The owner of Willis Car Service was sitting at a picnic table at the historical…

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…