Tinnenville

Tinnenville was on the north side of the Old San Antonio Road where the Navasota River crosses that road in Robertson County. It was named after Jeremiah Tinnen, who received a land grant from the Mexican government and settled in the area in the early 1830s. A small settlement developed there, and it served as the headquarters of a company of minutemen under the leadership of Eli Chandler that was organized by the pioneers to fight the Indians. Tinnenville was the refuge for the Richard Carter family in the general panic of 1836 known as the Runaway Scrape. The Carters returned to their home in 1841.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Tinnenville is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Tinnen's]

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.97496500
    Longitude
    -96.24386500

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