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H.C. Jacobs House

  Texas Historical Markers
Jacobs Street, Albany, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 43' 31.31397000012", -99° 17' 55.41648"
    Texas State
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     First permanent home in Albany. Built 1875 of stone from nearby deposits by Henry Carter Jacobs (1842-94), an organizer and the first sheriff of Shackelford County. A Kentuckian, Civil War veteran, and surveyor, Jacobs platted town of Albany, donated courthouse and Presbyterian church sites, led in move for a railroad here. He was a merchant, land developer and agent, published Albany Sun, bred fine horses, and played in cornet band. He married Mary Josephine Whately; they had five children. He and his wife helped organize Presbyterian church. Their pioneer home was restored in 1973. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1974.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

H.C. Jacobs House Historical Marker Location Map, Albany, Texas

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