Transportation in Early Montgomery County
Montgomery County Trans_Sys_1836-1936~
RAILROADS IN TEXAS
Paris Houston Highway
History of Texas Highways
HISTORY OF STEAMBOATS IN TEXAS
Bid by El Paso Bridge and Iron for 6 bridges (March 8 1910)
The following article, Road Less Traveled, pages 35 – 50, provides an excellent accounting of Danville families that migrated into Montgomery Co in the 1840’s. 1850 Membership in the Danville Baptist Church is provide from the Baptist Church records. A letter from Jacob Besser, resident of Danville, to family describes conditions and situation at the time.
Over time, the exact location of Old Danville was lost. The original filed town plat was available, but there were no references for an exact location. A team of researchers put a proof together for the exact location. Many of the family properties are indicated on the Danville A 26 and the Woods Plantation maps. These two maps were made by two researchers working independently. They match quite well. A-26 was focused on exact location of the Town of Danville, the other was focused on Wood’s plantation. The proof and the location follows:
Greenwood Plantation – Green Wood’s Plantation occupied much of the lands west of the Danville area. Plantation is shown below. The plantation ledgers over a 16 year period provide a very detailed and accurate accounting of families, transactions, weather, crops, etc. A truly amazing insight into the time and location.
Towns and Locations
CUT AND SHOOT