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Marker Title: Gussettville
Photo: Gussettville Marker submitted by Lacey Sparks
Address: FM 799, off US 59, 5 mi Se of George West
City: Gussettville
County: Live Oak
Year Marker Erected: 1967
Designations: na
Marker Location:

From George West take US 59 east about 2.5 miles turn south on FM 799 and continue about 3 miles to cemetery

Marker Text:

Founded by Irish catholics of McMullen and McGloin colony in 1830's. Called "Fox nation" for the Fox family, was renamed Gussettville in 1850's in honor of N. Gussett, owner of general store. First Catholic church in Live Oak County built here 1874. Land for church and part of the cemetery was given by Thomas Shannon and his wife Anne. A stagecoach stop on San Antonio-Brownsville line, town prospered until by-passed by railroad. Typical of hundreds of early towns that faded as train service diverted traffic. Church is chief remaining structure.

Links of Interest: Gussettville, TX - Handbook of Texas Online

San Patricio Trail - Handbook of Texas Online

St. Joseph's Cemetery aka Gussettville Cemetery 



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