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Around Town April 2017


Marisa and Kameron Searle and Pat Spackey, Descendants of W.W. Shepherd, Founder of the Town of Montgomery with Will Metcalf, Texas House of Representative District 16, who presented Kameron Searle with a Proclamation.

Marisa and Kameron Searle and Pat Spackey, Descendants of W.W. Shepherd, Founder of the Town of Montgomery with Will Metcalf, Texas House of Representative District 16, who presented Kameron Searle with a Proclamation.

LAKE CREEK SETTLEMENT HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION

A Texas Historical Commission Marker recording the history of the Lake Creek Settlement, the earliest Anglo-American settlement in Montgomery County was unveiled on Feb. 25, at the Nat Hart Davis Museum and Pioneer Complex in Montgomery. The Lake Creek Settlement was a settlement in Stephen F. Austin’s Second Colony located between the West Fork of the San Jacinto River and the stream called Lake Creek. In 1837, the town of Mont­gomery was founded in the middle of the Lake Creek Settlement.

Many descendants of the settlement were on hand to celebrate, including Kameron Searle and his family and Pat Spackey and family, who are descendants of W.W. Shepperd, the founder of the town of Montgomery. Larry Forster, chair of the Montgomery County Historical Commission thanked Searle for his tireless efforts of ten years of research and introduced the marker dedication committee chair, Sharon Russell of the Montgomery County Historical Commission. The Lake Creek Settlement had been forgotten by Texas Historians and Searle’s research culminated in this marker which was dedicated in a ceremony that included more than 150 in attendance. The Montgomery Historical Society and the Texas Heritage Society were proud sponsors of the marker.

 

Around Town April 2017


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