Details for Hamilton Ledbetter House (Atlas Number 5149003061)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149003061


Marker Number 3061
Atlas Number 5149003061
Marker Title Hamilton Ledbetter House
Index Entry Ledbetter, Hamilton, House
Address 229 Hackemack Rd.
City Round Top
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 724365
UTM Northing 3326437
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; churches
Marker Year 1978
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location From Round Top, travel southeast on E. Mills St. (which becomes Kneip Rd.) 1.9 mi. then north 0.1 mi. on Hackemack Rd. House is on E. side of road.
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text North Carolina native Hamilton Ledbetter (1808-1888) and his wife Jane Amanda ( Peacock) (1813-1884) settled in Victoria County in 1839. Ledbetter moved to Fayette County in 1845. Soon he built this home for his large family. Ledbetter's plantation was the location of Round Top Academy which operated 1854-67. A prominent citizen, he served as Round Top marshall and State Senator, 1872-74. The house was moved about one mile to this site in 1959. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979.