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Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site

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Location  Grimes County, Texas
Area  5,700 m²
Established  1987
Nearest city  Anderson
Phone  +1 936-873-2633
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Governing body  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Address  579 S Main St, Anderson, TX 77830, USA
Management  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
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Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site is a historic hotel in Anderson, Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acquired the 1.4-acre (0.57 ha) site by purchase in 1977 from a Fanthorp descendant. Ten years were spent researching and restoring the Inn to its 1850 look. The site was opened to the public on October 4, 1987.

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The clapboard-covered log house was built in 1834 by an English immigrant, Henry Fanthorp, as a home for his third wife, Rachel Kennard. He bought 1,100 acres (450 ha) and built his house in 1834 along the road that crossed his land. The building was enlarged in about 1850 to accommodate its usage as a hotel and store.

Henry Fanthorp was appointed postmaster by the Provisional Texas Government in 1835. The building was the first post office in the region. Fanthorp Inn became a well-known stopping place for stagecoaches, travelers, and the community.

On July 3, 1845, Kenneth Lewis Anderson, vice-president of the Republic of Texas died from illness at the Inn while en route home from Washington-on-the-Brazos.

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References

Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site Wikipedia


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