Angelina Bell Peyton Eberly Historical Marker

(Located on Hwy 316 - on the left
just before the small bridge to the beach.)

Marker Inscription


(About 1800 - March 15, 1860)

A Tennessean, Angelina Peyton came to Texas in 1822. With her husband, J.C. Peyton, she operated an inn in San Felipe, capital (sic) of the Austin colony. Peyton died in 1834; in 1836 the widow married Jacob Eberly. She and Eberly had a hotel in Austin by 1842. When Angelina Eberly discovered men secretly removing records from the capital (sic), firing a cannon, she started the "archives war", and rescued the original records of the Republic of Texas. Later she lived at Indianola. Her burial place and marker (3/4 mi. NW) were destroyed in a flood in 1875. Recorded - 1878

(Note: The burial place being referred to is the Old Town Cemetery located down the first road to the left past the marker, if you are headed toward the bay.)