Tannahill Homestead

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

This historical marker is set back on what seems to be private property, belonging to the house just west of the road. You can see the marker if you venture west on Verna to the driveway. But take caution, there is a bad dip at the entrance that needs to be taken very slowly. The stage line turned back west at Azle and headed to Jacksboro where it connected with the Butterfield Stage Line. Notice the flag on the edge of Eagle Mountain Lake where Satank's Kiowas murdered the Hamleton Family.

Marker Title: Tannahill Homestead
Address: 9741 Verna Drive
City: Fort Worth
County: Tarrant
Year Marker Erected: 1979
Marker Location: 9741 Verna Drive (Corner of Silver Creek and Verna Roads)
Marker Text: In 1853 Scottish-born Robert Watt Tannahill (1821-1885) and his wife Mary Catherine (Smallwood) came here from Mississippi. In 1856 Tannahill patented this 320-acre tract on the Fort Worth-Azle Road. He used rocks from a nearby creek bank to construct this house in 1874. He served as a Tarrant County Judge and used the front room of this home for a Post Office from 1878 to 1885. This was also a stagecoach station for the first stop west of Fort Worth. The house was sold in 1894 to early pioneer William Thomas Tinsley (1858-1909) and in 1945 to Mrs. Verna Burns Stubbs.

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