Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
This historic inn was home to Henry Fanthorp, an English immigrant, who came to Texas when it was still a part of Mexico. He built his home in 1834 on the 1,100 acres of land he purchased in what was originally the Austin Colony. In 1835, Fanthorp was appointed postmaster by the provisional Texas government and started to offer additional goods and services to both residents and travelers passing through. The site is managed by Texas Wildlife and Parks and can be toured by the public for no charge.
Backstory and Context
Hume, Gary & Muckelroy, Duncan. "Anderson Historic District." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. March 15, 1974. https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/NR/pdfs/74002072/74002072.pdf
Long, Christopher. "Fanthorp Inn." Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 28, 2015. https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/dff01.
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