Details for Ben Phillips Place (Atlas Number 5459011336)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5459011336


Marker Number 11336
Atlas Number 5459011336
Marker Title Ben Phillips Place
Index Entry Phillips, Ben
Address 5 mi. N of Gladewater on US 271
County Upshur
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes
Marker Year 1964
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location ?
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1872 with square nails, broad ax hewn boards. Center for talk of politics and news. "A stranger never passed this home." Many marriages performed here by Ben F. Phillips (1845-1927), Church of Christ minister, student of politics, philosopher, Confederate veteran. He represented Upshur-Camp counties, 1890-94, in Texas Legislature. Married Mattie Fambrough (1856-1937) and had nine daughters. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964