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Ivy-Atchison Pioneer Home
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas
N 31° 58.594 W 097° 13.415
14R E 667846 N 3539216
Quick Description: A marker that has been relocated to the Peoria community center.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/4/2011 6:12:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMAEAM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 4

Marker Number: 14649

Marker Text:
Presently enclosed by a frame house, the original log structure was built in the 1840's and was on of the first homes in the settlement that became Peoria. Portions of the original walls are visible behind glass panes. Has early Texas furnishings. Once home of Col. V.H.Ivy, his three sons: Tom, Henry (both pioneer doctors), and Preston. Owners included Greer McKissick and also Frank Smith, who added rooms and completed enclosure of log house. In 1964 Smith's son Knox sold home to Mrs. Joe Atchison, sho since has made further improvements. (1968) Lower plaque. The Ivy-Atchison home formerly stood ca. 300 feet west of this site. The marker was relocated to the Peoria School (Community Center) in 2010.

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