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El Camino Real -- Halfway Inn (Flournoy-Granberry House), SH 21 east of Nacogdoches, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 31° 30.690 W 094° 21.444
15R E 371105 N 3487089
Quick Description: The state historic marker at the Halfway Inn, along the stage route between Nacogdoches and San Augustine Texas on the El Camino Real
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/8/2018 8:20:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMXG16
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
This state historic marker is located at the Flournoy-Granberry House along State Highway 21 west of the FM 95.

The marker reads as follows:

"Halfway Inn (Flournoy-Granberry House)

This two-story log dwelling was built on the El Camino Real about 1840 by Samuel Flournoy for his wife Minerva (Wadington) and their family who moved to Texas from Mississippi. They settled in the Chireno area, where they purchased 300 acres. An active member of the community, Flournoy was appointed as a Republic of Texas postmaster in 1843, and continued as postmaster as part of the United States Postal Service. This house served as the post office for a fifteen-mile radius, and was a popular halfway stop on the stagecoach route between Nacogdoches and San Augustine, Texas.

The Flournoys, after acquiring an additional 500 acres, sold this property in 1852 and moved away. The property changed owners several times until 1917 when H. R. Granberry purchased the house; it remained in his family until 1981. This house was moved twelve miles east of Nacogdoches in 1984, but in 1988 was returned to the Flournoy homestead within one-quarter mile of its original location.

This hewn-log residence is constructed of square notch logs two rooms wide and one room deep with a dogtrot, or central hall. The two-story house was restored through the efforts of local citizens.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962"
Feature Discription: Historical marker

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Natchitoches LA

End of the road: Guerrero MX

Visit Instructions:
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.
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