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John Kirby Allen

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Houston, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 45' 21.926124", -95° 22' 46.45272"
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     Born in Canasareaugh, New York 1810. Came to Texas in 1832. Died in Houston August 18, 1838. John K. Allen was a member of the first Congress of the (1836-1837) from Nacogdoches County. He and his brother, Augustus C. Allen, on August 25, 1836 purchased a league of land from Mrs. T. F. L. Parrott for five thousand dollars, on which on August 29, 1836 they founded the town of Houston named in honor of the hero of San Jacinto.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

John Kirby Allen Historical Marker Location Map, Houston, Texas