Wheelock, Capital of Texas?

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Real Estate Agent with Classic Realty, Inc.

My broker, Trey, told me that the capital of Texas was originaly going to be at Wheelock TX, but that when the vote came in, Austin was choosen over Wheelock by one vote!  Can you imagine if that had of happened?  Also, the University of Texas was looking to locate there in Wheelock as well in the late 1830's.  Eleazer Louis Ripley Wheelock was the founder of Wheelock, which actually was named after Eleazer's grandfather.  His grandfather was the founder of Dartmouth college in Vermont.  For more info on Wheelock, you can go to this link. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/WW/hlw29.html

I showed this house in Wheelock yesterday.  Built in 1838, you can imagine that there is a lot of history surrounding it.

This was the slaves quarters, I believe.  It was a really neat house with 5.76 Acres

Comments (1)

Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes

Well I wish it had become the capital!

Aug 02, 2008 06:42 AM