|Posted By:||Joan E. Rambo|
|Subject:||Re: Place called Graham in Falls Co?|
|Post Date:||August 11, 2008 at 10:49:41|
|Forum:||Falls County, TX Genealogy Forum|
For a short time there was a Fort Graham in what today is probably Hill Co, TX, which isn't far from Falls Co.
From TX Handbook online: FORT GRAHAM. Fort Graham, a United States Army post, was established in March 1849 and was occupied on April 17 of that year by Maj. Ripley A. Arnoldqv and companies F and I of the Second Dragoons under command of Bvt. Brig. Gen. William S. Harney,qv commander of the Frontier District of Texas. The site was near the eastern bank of the Brazos River at Little Bear Creek fourteen miles west of the site of present Hillsboro.
There's more if you want to read up on it.
Also, from Handbook: GRAHAM'S CHAPEL, TEXAS. Graham's Chapel was off Farm Road 1476 twelve miles east of Comanche and three miles south of Proctor in eastern Comanche County. The community was settled in the late 1870s, and the oldest grave in Graham's Chapel cemetery dates from 1882. The community's name presumably derives from a church at the site. In 1902 the community had a school, which was still operating as late as 1924; by the 1930s the school had been consolidated with Proctor. In 1940 the community included two cemeteries and scattered dwellings. By the 1960s all that remained of Graham's Chapel was the two cemeteries.
There was a postoffice, Graham's Mill, in Shelby Co, TX 1854-1866.
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